Cillian Murphy, the star of Oppenheimer, recently revealed that the highly anticipated film was completed in an impressively short span of 57 days.
The Irish actor expressed his astonishment at the rapid pace of the production, describing it as “insane.” This is not the first time Cillian Murphy has collaborated with renowned director Christopher Nolan, having previously worked together on Dunkirk, which was shot in 68 days, and Tenet, which took 96 days to film.
Despite the tight timeline, Cillian Murphy appeared unfazed by the pressure and even enjoyed the process.
The Inception star compared working on a Nolan film to being part of an independent production, emphasizing the simplicity and intimacy of the set. He emphasized that it was often just Nolan, the cameraman, the boom operator, and one camera, with no video village or monitors.
Cillian Murphy commended Nolan’s analog approach to filmmaking, highlighting the director’s preference for a more hands-on and immersive experience.
While Oppenheimer’s 57-day shooting schedule is relatively brief for a Nolan film, the resulting runtime of approximately three hours makes it the director’s longest film.
Despite the demanding nature of the production, Murphy expressed his satisfaction with working on such a significant project and voiced his eagerness to collaborate with Nolan again in the future.
The actor made it clear that he is willing to commit to any length of production for the opportunity to work alongside the esteemed director again.
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