Oppenheimer Star Cillian Murphy Read Bhagavad Gita; Calls It ‘Absolutely beautiful text’

Cillian Murphy who plays the lead role in the upcoming movie Oppenheimer talked about reading the Hindu sacred text Bhagavad Gita in a recent interview. He read it to prepare for his role as, interestingly, Oppenheimer, the father of the Atomic bomb, was inspired by the Bhagavad Gita.  According to Murphy, he thought Bhagavad Gita was an absolutely beautiful text and he found it inspiring. He went on to say that Gita might have been a consolation to Oppenheimer as he needed it and it provided him a lot of consolation all his life.

When asked about his learnings from Bhagavad Gita, Cillian joked saying, “Well don’t grill me on it!” The actor then added, “I just found it very beautiful.”

Also read: 18 Best Bhagavad Gita Quotes To Understand Life Better

Who was Oppenheimer?

Robert J Oppenheimer is considered the “Father of the Atomic bomb” for his contributions to the Manhattan Project during World War II. He is famously known to have quoted a line from Bhagavad Gita “Now I have become death, destroyer of the worlds” after the successful Trinity Test.

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Christopher Nolan’s Film Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer is a biographical thriller film about J. Robert Oppenheimer and his pivotal role in ushering the “Atomic Age” with the Manhattan Project. Based on the 2005 book “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer”, this Christopher Nolan movie is all set to have a worldwide premiere on the 21st of July where it will be competing with Greta Gerwig’s Barbie. 

The clash of these two films on the big screen has garnered a lot of excitement among movie-goers. Oppenheimer also stars Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Matt Damon, and Emily Blunt. 

Hollywood personalities influenced by Hinduism

Not only Cillian Murphy but there are other Hollywood actors and personalities who were inspired by Hinduism like Will Smith, Julia Roberts, Sylvester Stallone, Miley Cyrus, Madonna, and even another Oppenheimer actor Robert Downey Jr.

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