Cillian Murphy flexes horror muscle for 'Red Lights'
Cillian Murphy is described as "chameleonic" on his Wikipedia page and for once the online encyclopedia is dead-on accurate.
There's really no other way to put it when you consider that the 36-year-old actor's career has spanned parts as diverse as the Scarecrow in Christopher Nolan's Batman movies and a transgendered Irish woman in "Breakfast on Pluto.
In the new horror flick "Red Lights," Murphy plays paranormal investigator Tom Buckley, who specializes in debunking psychics.
amNewYork spoke with Murphy about the film, which opens on Friday.
What's it like working with co-stars Robert De Niro and Sigourney Weaver? Those guys are in a different category. They're in a legend category ... Before I even thought about becoming an actor, I would watch their films and they had a massive impact on me.
How do you feel about the mixed-to-negative reception accorded the movie? A film, if it exercises people, that's great. If you leave the theater and they are talking about the film, that's great. If two days later they're still asking about the film, then we've achieved something.
What's your secret to finding interesting parts? When I was younger, I think I was very impatient to work all the time, but now you recognize that if you want to have a long career, you've got to just wait for the material that is clever and challenging. The two constants that I've always had is, "Try and be brave" and "don't repeat yourself."