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21st Jul 2017

Spielberg’s favourite actor is already helping Barry Keoghan with his Oscar speech

Rory Cashin

Barry Keoghan truly is one of Ireland’s greatest new talents.

In the last few years he has exploded thanks to his stellar turns in crime show Love/Hate, insanely tense thriller ’71, and the creepy drama Mammal, to name just a few.

Looking forward, he’s already been lauded by Cannes for his performance opposite Colin Farrell in The Killing Of The Sacred Deer, part of an incredible all-star cast in the famine-set Black 47, plus there are all those persistent rumours about him potentially lined-up to play Robin in a future Batman movie…

To say we were looking forward to chatting to him is a bit of an understatement, but not only that, we also got to talk to him with Mark Rylance, who is none other than Spielberg’s current go-to favourite actor.

You might recognise him from Bridge Of Spies, or as the titular friendly giant in The BFG, and he’ll be reunited with Spielberg for next year’s sci-fi epic Ready Player One.

However, the duo play an integral part of the Dunkirk story, and while we talked about the Nolan war movie, as well as their favourite Nolan movie to date, we had plenty more to chat about.

Did you know that Rylance is already helping Keoghan write his speech for his eventual Oscar win? Or that Barry almost had a very, uhm, “physical” reaction to Dunkirk the first time he watched it? Or that they both have some very animated opinions on who will win the McGregor/Mayweather fight?

Click play below to hear the incredible double-act discuss all of that, and more!

If you somehow haven’t seen the trailer for Dunkirk yet, which is in Irish cinemas right this very second, you can check it out right here…

Clip via Warner Bros. Pictures

Also, check out our exclusive interview with Harry Styles and Fionn Whitehead about their part in the Nolan war epic, and continue to check back in as we reveal more of our in-depth conversations with the stars of Dunkirk.

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