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Oppenheimer Cast Next to Real-Life Counterparts

See the "Oppenheimer" Cast Next to Their Real-Life Counterparts

Oppenheimer Cast Next to Real-Life Counterparts
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"Oppenheimer" is Christopher Nolan's latest Hollywood blockbuster. The film is based on the biography "American Prometheus" by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin. The book tells the true story of J. Robert Oppenheimer, a brilliant scientist who was the leader of the Manhattan Project, which created the first nuclear weapons. He's often credited as being the "father" of the atomic bomb, and the actor who's portraying him in the film is none other than "Peaky Blinders" star Cillian Murphy.

While talking to The Hollywood Reporter on 10 May, Nolan said Murphy was the perfect person to play Oppenheimer since he has an "extraordinary empathetic ability" that will help viewers understand different sides of his character. "I think Oppenheimer, of all the characters that I've seen Cillian take on and of all the characters that I've dealt with in my work, is one of the most complicated and layered people," Nolan said. "Cillian is one of the few talents able to explore those different layers and to project that level of complexity."

Apart from Murphy, some other major stars who appear in the film are Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., and Florence Pugh. Since their characters are all based on actual people in Oppenheimer's life, you may be curious to see just how similar they look to their real-life counterparts. Read on to find out.

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