Anyone who’s seen Cillian Murphy's movies seems to agree that he’s a very handsome man. He’s also extremely talented. He inhabits dark characters quite easily, as seen in his performance as the Scarecrow in Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies. But Murphy comes from humble beginnings, getting his start in smaller Irish movies in the late 90s. As you can see in this video essay, he’s come a long way since those days to achieve international popularity.

Here at Fandor, Murphy isn’t the only actor we swoon over; check out our Gush’s on Cate Blanchett, Robert Pattinson, and Sally Hawkins.