Cillian Murphy at UK ‘In Time’ premiere: creepy or sexy?


These are new photos of Cillian Murphy from the In Time premiere in London last night. Cilian is in the film – he’s one of villains, I think, along with Vincent Kartheiser. Cillian was made for villainy – he’s just got the face for it. He’s just got the eyes for it, honestly.

I have to admit, I’m not a big fan of Cillian Murphy as a heartthrob. As an actor, yes, he’s wonderful, and he has talent oozing out of every pore. But I just can’t get hot for him. He has serial killer eyes and he looks like the kind of motherchucker who would “accidentally on purpose” stab you while he was inside of you. Like, “Whoops, my shank slipped!” I’m sure he’s not really like that. I’m sure he’s a really nice guy. In fact I was just reading his recent AV Club interview, and he does sound very nice. Kind of dorky and sweet and humble – you can read the interview here. So even after I read something nice about him, why do I still feel like his eyes are trying to molest me?

Still, I know that Cillian has his devotees amongst you bitches. So enjoy these new photos of him – we rarely get new photos of Cillian, so it is a special occasion. And just be content in the knowledge that I don’t want him and I won’t fight you for him. If I’m going to bare-knuckle it with one of you sluts, it’s going to be over that other Irish bastard, Michael Fassbender.





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  1. Helen says:

    Hot hot hot! Deff one of my fave actors. He does have serial killer eyes and he can get all sorts of creepy, but he also has depth and talent to spare. I love him, in case I didn’t make myself clear the first time :)

  2. merski says:

    I think he’s just one of those hot guys who, when you see their photo, they’re kind of “meh, i dunno”, but when you see them on screen with the talking, the hot accent and the face expressions, you finally get it.
    Case in point: Cillian or Andrew Garfield, who in my opinion doesn’t photograph so well, but on screen… yum!

  3. Fannie says:

    Speaking of Fassbender, he had a premiere in Berlin with David Cronenberg. Hope you post the photos, he looks mighty fine.

  4. mary simon says:

    creepy beauty, good for disturbing roles in disturbing movies, I guess. Is he gay?

  5. Jenny says:

    He is gorgeous (although he may want to lay off the foundation just a tad).

  6. AcornPaste says:

    Those tantalizing blue eyes! *swoons*

    #2 mary simon – I don’t think so. He’s married (although there are a lot of gay married men out there…)

  7. Quest says:

    He has this terrifing yet intriguing look (yes his eyes) that makes for a good actor in a thriller

  8. tripmom says:

    He is the most gorgeous, amazing man ever. He has been married to his wife for quite a while, so not gay. Word is that she is painfully shy and hates the whole spotlight thing, and that he is very protective of her. He’s also a strict vegetarian, so chances of him stabbing you are slim. He’s sexy because he just looks and behaves like he would tear you the hell apart in bed. Wouldn’t mind a few minutes alone with him…

  9. Eve says:

    Cillian Murphy at UK ‘In Time’ premiere: creepy or sexy?


    My friend and I have this weird crush on him: we both think he’s super hot but that there’s something wrong with his face. Something we can’t figure out…

    We both admit he must be a nice, gentle guy but there’s this innate fear he might stab us in our sleep. We would both totally hit it, but I told her she would go first — if she survived the night, then it would be my turn.

    EDIT: my god, Kaiser. Stab us WHILE he’s doing us (which would be weird, he’d be doing us twice, at the same time…creepy)??? At least I think he’ll wait until we sleep to kill us.

  10. Auds says:

    I like Cillian as an actor. He is definitely underrated in a world where the mediocre likes of Pattinson are overrated. He has great screen presence. Plays great bad guys. He has that Sean Bean quality in terms of acting; capability of playing good and bad characters.

  11. glyrics says:

    Is this how he dressed for Halloween??? Scary!

  12. ohdear says:

    This man is painfully handsome and he can play any role, not only the villain, he is awesome in “Breakfast on Pluto” and “The wind the shakes the barley”.

  13. mia135 says:

    @Tripmom: He’s sexy because he just looks and behaves like he would tear you the hell apart in bed. ”


    I love him. I read that he’s very shy and quiet also and doesn’t usually do premieres or red-carpet events. He has talent, depth, piercing eyes and smouldering looks. And apparently very committed to his wife. Love him!

  14. hater from siloam springs says:

    This guy’s naturally-dead eyes make him creepy. He’s a natural fixture in the Batman universe. There’s nothing relatable about him.

  15. madpoe says:

    THANK-YOU KAISER for this post! I adore Cillian since “28 Days Later”!!
    My mom referrs to him as the “scary dolly eyes”, but he’s a really really great actor with a certain handsomeness. Oh its soo good to start the day with him!

  16. ShanKat says:

    His teeny nose makes him look girly and a little bit katfaced.

  17. jess says:

    He looks like he’s had work done

  18. foozy says:

    he has that something special. can’t put it into words..

  19. gee says:

    He’s creepy AND sexy.. it’s his whole appeal.

  20. Waldemar says:

    Why is his face two shades oranger then his neck??

    Love him in the Batman movies.

  21. missanne says:

    sexy irish man…

  22. Kristen says:

    Would it kill him to smile? But he’s creepy/sexy in a very good way.

  23. Abby says:

    hot hot hot. Lol @ serial killer eyes… so true. First time I saw him was in Red Eye Flight and he totally creeped me out. But he is hot!

  24. Khalesi says:

    I saw him in LA once and was surprised by how slight and delicate he looked. Kind of like James Franco

  25. Nanz says:

    LMAO! I don’t get hot for him either but there is some kind of sex-riddled creepiness happening, which might be kind of hot…? Now I’m worried about myself. :)

  26. MariPily says:

    He has a dangerous look…just like Jonathan Rhys Meyer. Maybe it’s the intense eyes. Sexy, but a little bit scary.

  27. gg says:

    huh. I never got the creepy vibe from him, I got the uber pretty not sure if he’s straight or gay but who cares vibe. I’ve only seen him in period films and he’s a natural for those.

  28. novaraen says:

    No…he’s not a bad guy in the movie. He plays a sort of time cop. Saw the flick on Friday…it actually wasn’t bad.

    He’s always sorta looked creepy to me though…not sure why.

  29. Crystalline says:

    I feel his hotness was really sold to me in “Sunshine”. At the end, the wonder on his face was so amazing, I absolutely fell for him. I wish he wasn’t doing this stupid movie, I feel he really has more talent than having to work with Timberlake.

  30. tar says:

    eeeeewwwwww …. *shutters*

  31. Eve says:

    @ Crystalline:

    It was “Sunshine” for me too. Loved him in it.

    Also, it made me start liking Chris Evans (used to be meh about him until I watched this movie).

  32. Christine says:

    His eyes are so deepset, and such a light blue – definitely creepy.

  33. Jenn says:

    He was creepy and good in Batman. But he has the gaunt look that if he was a woman, he would be told to “eat a sandwich”.

    Why is it skinny somehwat anorexic looking men get a “sexy” title, but skinny women get trashed? Fassbender is the same, handsome but rail thin.

  34. Mouse says:

    Agreed, he’s interesting and pretty but kinda got a creepy vibe. Loved him in 28 Days Later. Why does he look so bored in these photos? Not one little smile?

  35. Eve says:

    @ Mouse:

    He’s good actor and he’s playing a supportive role in a movie where Justin Timberlake stars…I’d be humorless too if that happened to me.

  36. ZenB!tch says:

    Technically gorgeous but too creepy for me to think so – does that make any sense?

  37. eira says:

    One of the greatest actors of his decade and a gorgeous guy. on pictures he might not be able to show his hotness, but I’ve seen him on stage twice and believe me he’s the cutest and most gorgeous man. and he’s packed with talent, his movie appearances are always brillant and I enjoy every bit of him, whenever there is a movie or a play to happen :)

    I also happen to have met his wife and saw him with his kids on this years galway’s arts festival. he was adorable with his kids. he most certainly is not gay.

    thank you kaiser for the report on him at the premiere, I highly appreciate it because as you said these appearances are rare.


  38. Mouse says:

    @ Eve – Ha ha, good point!

  39. Original Chloe ) says:

    I think creepy-sexy is his trademark.

  40. bubba says:

    He looks jsut like Peter Green the villain from The Mask. Same big pink lips and real creepy eyes like they could be father and son

  41. carrie says:

    i think his eyes are the most beautiful of hollywood and his cheeks…

    he’s unconventionally attractive (even if he’s my favorite in iNCEPTION:he looks alike Bruce Wayne in this movie)

  42. Eve says:

    *sigh*…I should have said “supporting role”.

  43. carrie says:

    and in real, he looks very different almost feminine

  44. MacScore says:

    There’s something just too androgynous about him. ..but having read all these posts, he’s clearly got talent in buckets… need to find out more….. *jumping over to youtube…*

  45. jamie says:

    Creepy AND sexy at the same time.

  46. NeoCleo says:

    He’s beautiful and scary.

  47. gobo says:

    He’s from my city, we saw him around town oce and he was tiny. Beautiful and tiny.

  48. the original bellaluna says:

    Looking into those beautiful (disconcertingly eery) blue eyes, it feels like he has the ability to look right through you. He is most definitely both!

    @ Eve – Brava! Love it! You summed it up perfectly.

  49. nan says:

    He kind of reminds me of Jonathan Rhys Meyers but not as sexy or beautiful. I will say these are some of the best pictures I’ve ever seen of him.

  50. photo jojo says:

    Totally hot, and still kinda creepy. But hot. I’d hit it.

  51. layla says:

    Creepy sexy!
    CREEPY SEXY!!!!!!!

  52. Denise says:

    Um… Kind of creepy.

  53. Eve says:

    @ Original Bellaluna:

    :) You can go in front of me too. Sorry if I have to use you guys to check his “stabbing potential”.

    Looking into those beautiful (disconcertingly eery) blue eyes, it feels like he has the ability to look right through you.

    Maybe that’s exactly what creeps us out. As I said, I’m always trying to figure out what the hell is wrong with his face, but I can’t stop staring at him whenever I see him on screen or in pictures. It’s like he’s hypnotizing me.

  54. trinigirl says:

    LOVES! Very talented actor…

  55. Miss Thang says:

    Both. I’m with you on the serial killer eyes, but there’s something so attractive about him. Every time I see him on TV I think “I’m turned on, but I don’t know if I feel good about it.” Like he might not shank you while he’s inside you, but he might give you the best ride of your life or just slit your throat. I’m never sure which, and maybe once it was over you wouldn’t be sure which you received either.

  56. Circe says:


  57. Isa says:

    I honestly thought I was weird for finding him so attractive since he’s not typically handsome. Glad to see I’m not the only one.

    My husband and I split up early in our relationship and I saw Red Eye over and over again because Cillian has the same lips and eye color as my husband.

  58. mt says:

    He’s gorgeous,great bone structure, and he does full frontal.

  59. Trek Girl says:

    @Tripmom: Just a word to the wise: someone being a vegetarian does not at all mean that they won’t maim or kill you. They may love animals, if that is their reason for being a vegetarian, but that does not mean that they have the same regard for humans. I know that you know that already, but I just felt like it was a good thing to write anyway.

    Back to the post. I think he is both creepy and sexy. He is a great actor, and I hope he gets some great movie roles in the near future. I just can’t take “In Time” seriously because of Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried; but, hey, I could be wrong, it could be a good movie.

    You know, it was really surprising to see him in “TRON”. I knew he was going to be in it, but it was kind of funny how small his role was. It was almost as if he was an extra. DId anyone else find that odd?

  60. Eve says:

    @ Mt:

    He’s gorgeous,great bone structure, and he does full frontal.

    Wait, what??? Where? Please, please tell me where I can see that.

  61. I Choose Me says:

    Thanks for the Cillian pics Kais. He’s definitely on my list. I love his unusual face and piercing (serial-killer) eyes. The fact that he’s super talented and comes off as a sweet, humble guy in interviews is just icing on the hotness cake to me.

  62. MariPily says:

    @Gobo, what do you mean by tiny? Tiny as in short? Or tiny as in he’s thin? He doesn’t look short, is why I’m curious. IMDB has him at five nine, and that’s not really tiny…

  63. He’s gorgeous.I imagine this is what a Greek God looks like.

  64. KLO says:

    He has the best serial killer face ever. I love to see it in movies!

  65. the original bellaluna says:

    Eve – PERFECT! I will go before you. ;) He just seems to SEE things. Those clear blue eyes just lure me in. If there’s a down-side to that, I’ll be glad to take it, if I’m staring into those beautiful, clear, blue-ocean eyes.

  66. B says:

    He looks tired/sad in those pictures, but goddamn does he look amazing. I’ve been a big fan of his for years…both a fan of his immense talent and stunning good looks! ;)

  67. k says:

    I think it was George Clooney´s character in “Up in the Air” who said that prejudices save time.
    I agree, they often do.
    Eyes don´t lie. These are the eyes of a sociopath. I am amazed at how many of you find him “hot” and just hope you´d be more careful if you met someone like that in real life. I am not saying such a meeting would necessarily result in getting stabbed during sex, but getting involved with a sociopath is never a good idea.

  68. k says:

    “Eve – PERFECT! I will go before you. He just seems to SEE things. Those clear blue eyes just lure me in. If there’s a down-side to that, I’ll be glad to take it, if I’m staring into those beautiful, clear, blue-ocean eyes.”

    See, that I don´t understand! Isn´t the beauty of looking into someone´s eyes seeing their soul in them? If you wanna see blue, look into the swimming pool!

  69. midnightmoon says:

    He is lovely. I’d like to take a stab at why he looks weird: his right eye is so much smaller than his left, and the distance between his nose & mouth is quite large. I think thise two elements, plus the plump, luscious lips loutrageous cheekbones, and the light color of his eyes, remind us of too many werewolves & vampires. Hope that helps. Cannot STAND how stupid his suit jacket looks w/the one button. It isn’t fitting him correctly. He also looks embarrassed-and as if, letting us look at him, he will be ‘uncovered’. I think he wishes he never had to go to a film premier. He’s an ACTOR not a STAR.

  70. Eve says:

    @ K:

    Eyes don´t lie. These are the eyes of a sociopath.

    Whoa, whoa, whoa. That’s a pretty serious and strong statement.

    Plus, we’re just joking here. I’m sure that if any of us meets a “sociopathic looking” gentleman in real life, we’ll wait and get to know him better before jumping into bed with him.

    By the way, I have met people who had the kindest, sweetest eyes ever (in my life) and they were deceiving too.

  71. Just J says:

    I’m the friend Eve mentioned in comment #9, and I’m just popping in here to say that I would hit this like it’s on FIRE.

  72. Eve says:

    @ Just J:

    Is it you, really? I missed you, dear. You know I love you (in spite of being in a terrible mood lately, posting here has been a stress relief and I love talking to you — so this post is “win-win” situation for me). I also know that you have better things to do, but if you started posting here and became a regular, I’d love that.

    P.S.: I meant to send you the link for this, but forgot (sorry). Although I knew you’d find it anyway. By the way, doesn’t he look superb here?

  73. Sara says:

    I really love him. Sometimes he’s can lose his sex appeal when he plays bad guys, he’s just creepy. Like in Batman and Red Eye he was so far from sexy to me but I think he can turn on the sexy in other roles.

    In ‘the retreat’ and ’28 days later’ he was really sexy. I love him. So talented. And that accent :) love.

  74. dorothy says:

    Gotta love the bad boys.

  75. Mingy says:

    scary fave

  76. The Truth Fairy says:

    He has a woman’s nose.

  77. Patricia says:


    just WOW

  78. Sash says:

    Beautiful! I’ve also been a fan since 28 days later. I would kill both man and beast to spend one night with him. I watched Red Eye the other week just because he was in it.. LOVED the scene between him and Rachel McAdams in the bathroom where he throws her around… *sigh sigh sigh*

  79. tooey says:

    He may molest me with his eyes or anything else handy and I don’t care at all if he shanks me while he’s inside me, accidentally or otherwise. :)

  80. Just J says:

    @Eve Missed you too! I just saw your other messages. Maybe I will de-lurk and start posting.

    He looks so hot, I think I might have to watch Sunshine again.

  81. JaneWonderfalls says:

    Cillian Murphy is my baby! I so want to have his Irish babies:-) He’s eyes are so beautiful. Thank you so much CB for posting this! You earned back your points with me for this:-)

  82. the original bellaluna says:

    OK, as the ex of a certified sociopath, those are NOT sociopath eyes. TRUST.

    He is gorgeous in his own right: the eyes; the cheekbones; the ability to wear the hell out of a suit. (And I’m still waiting for that full-frontal link.)

    k – A swimming pool cannot begin to touch on the depth in those eyes.

    (Who/what did he play in 28 Days Later?)

  83. jamie says:


    Sorry, that’s one of my favorite movies of all time. You really should watch it. He’s full-frontal in his opening scene, if my memory’s correct.

  84. the original bellaluna says:

    jamie – I am going there NOW!

  85. the original bellaluna says:

    That’s HIM?

    LOVING it!

    (Smacks of Waking Dead, does it not? Or vice versa.)

  86. Ally says:

    Creepy sexy in real life, but just beautiful on film.

    He was totally the star of Inception for me. In the middle of all the schlock and diCaprio’s squeezed-up baby face, Cillian really made me feel sadness for the son’s hopeless longing for his father’s approval (and goodness knows what a hackneyed theme that is in films — I’m looking at you, Spielberg).

  87. Just J says:

    “He’s full-frontal in his opening scene, if my memory’s correct.”

    Well, I know what I’m going to be watching tonight.

  88. annie_grey says:


    Mary-Cillian is married with a couple children.

  89. Venefica Delirium says:

    This guy just looks like he got a ton of bad plastic surgery. See also: He looks like he got plastic surgery (I’ve yet to see a male get plastic surgery without looking creepy, just saying). His eyes remind me of Stains.

    Yuckay. Shocking response from me, but would not hit it. Hollywood in general leaves me very dry.

    • Kate says:

      Errr, no, he didn’t have surgery, it’s his face. Watch is earlier films, he was 20 and he had exactly the same face. No surgery. You know, people come in all shapes and sizes. Personally, I find him very beautiful.

  90. pebbles says:

    oh, I LOVE this guy………..
    the lips, the eyes, the cheekbones, the accent……okay, you get the picture……

    that being said, it would be difficult to be married to him…….he has to be so much prettier than his wife…….he has to be……

  91. Fluffy says:

    Hot! Not sure what this says about me, but I love his (creepy) blue eyes. He’s just so freaking good, on screen.

  92. coffeeisgood says:

    “that being said, it would be difficult to be married to him…….he has to be so much prettier than his wife…….he has to be……”

    yeah he is. i googled his wife, and there really isn’t too many pics of her, but she is nothing special. not at all as pretty as him haha.

  93. Katie says:

    Creepy! But I can’t stop looking at him. It’s weird.

  94. Becca says:

    OMG this man is just GORGEOUS! I’m defo one of his devotees. How can you not be hot for him??? I would jump on him if I ever saw him! pure beautiful and his voice and eyes make me wanna melt mmmmm! Luv u Cillian xxx

  95. Becca says:

    Oh and I remember him in 28 days later….I was 13 when I first saw that, my parents had recorded it off tv on VHS! lol he’s naked in it….they could not get that tape back off me lol! mmm he has a cute bum too!

  96. Mercedes says:

    Cillian is freaking hot. There’s just something about his face that makes me think he’d get a bit kinky in the bedroom. The first time I read E.L. James’ books, Cillian was who I pictured Christian would look like *swoon*.

  97. Kate says:

    I’ve been a fan since 28 Days Later. I usually didn’t look twice at actors my age, I prefered much older actors. Cillian was different: though he could be defined as a “pretty boy”, there was nothing bratty or immature about him.
    A very serious actor, a devoted husband and father, a smart and very beautiful man.
    I think the disconcerting thing about Cillian is, he is too beautiful. Quite androgynous, almost ageless, he’s 36 and he doesn’t look a day older than 25…this on screen. In interviews he just looks gorgeous, not feminine at all.

  98. cillyfilly says:

    Cillian is far from creepy. He was made to seem so in Red Eye and I worked out why that was – he had his eyebrows narrowed and shaped (maybe had been playing one of his female parts in the same year). He has fabulous Celtic eyes and looks – and is one of those actors who creeps up (sic) on you. I always thought he was talented but after watching Misterman (twice – a tour de force) and a number of his films, I realise that he may well be THE actor of his generation. So brave, funny, intense, still and vulnerable. And so small which seems to magnify his talent. Behind this lies what seems to be a mature, self aware and contained man in a very stable marriage, which makes him even more desirable.He could be a huge star and the next year will test whether he wants that or not.

  99. I think Cillian Murphy is creepyly Sexy I’ll take him home with me any time lol :D

  100. Gabby says:

    I say he’s both creepy and sexy, moreso sexy. :-)