To celebrate the opening of Breakfast on Pluto today (in limited release --sorry kids) this week's edible icon is ascending Irish actor Cillian Murphy. As feminine-pretty as this 31-year-old vegetarian may be in the new Neil Jordan drag drama, we possibly wouldn't know and love Cillian today without his feral naked breakthrough in 28 Days Later[FB Breakthrough Silver Medal]. Or rather we would still know him (his talent assures it) but maybe we wouldn't have quite so much affection or investment in his young career.
Murphy is so magnetic that his look works whether he's emaciated and rain-drenched (28 Days Later), professional and sinister (Red Eye, Batman Begins), or dolled up in drag (Breakfast). The lips, full and luscious combined with the too-high cheeks and the not-so secret weapon: those piercing baby blues --though one hesitates to describe his eyes as baby-anything, with their worldly iciness.
He has already made more than a dozen pictures in his short career. After Pluto he will next be onscreen in his second pairing with his 28 Days director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting) alongside a strong and beautiful cast that includes Michelle Yeoh, Troy Garity, Michelle Yeoh, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Chris Evans.