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Barry Keoghan's Cinematic Journey: From 'Saltburn' Stardom to Hollywood's Rising Star
Barry Keoghan first captured our attention with his stellar performance in the film 'Saltburn,' but in recent years, he has become a standout presence in several major films such as 'The Banshees of Inisherin,' 'Eternals,' and 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer.' Despite rarely taking on lead roles, the success of 'Saltburn' has catapulted the 31-year-old actor into Hollywood's new obsession. In this list, we've ranked Barry Keoghan's films based on IMDb ratings, showcasing his remarkable talent and the industry's growing fascination with his contributions to the big screen. 🎞️🌟 #BarryKeoghan #Saltburn
10- "The Green Knight" (2021)
An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, 'The Green Knight' tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), the impulsive and headstrong nephew of King Arthur. Gawain embarks on a daring quest to confront the renowned Green Knight, adorned with an Emerald Crown. Portrayed by Dev Patel, Gawain must face ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in a journey that deepens his character, proving his worth to his family and kingdom. 'The Green Knight' presents a fresh and bold perspective on the classic tale of the Knights of the Round Table, directed by David Lowery.
9. "Black '47" (2018)
Set during the Great Famine in Ireland, 'Black '47' is a period drama that follows Martin Feeney, who abandons his duty in the British Army to return to his family. Witnessing his home devastated by famine, Feeney is horrified, but before he can offer help, authorities begin pursuing him. Keoghan plays Hobson, a British soldier who assists in finding Feeney.
8. "Calm with Horses" (2019)
In the dark side of rural Ireland, former boxer Douglas 'Arm' Armstrong becomes a feared enforcer for the Devers family, who are involved in drug trafficking. When his ruthless employers ask him to commit murder for the first time, his loyalties are tested in this intense thriller, co-starring Barry Keoghan and Ned Dennehy. Living in rural Ireland, ex-boxer Douglas 'Arm' Armstrong works for the Devers family, drug smugglers. However, an unexpected request from his employers makes Arm question his life. The family demands him to kill someone, putting the loyalty between Douglas and the family to the test.
7. "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" (2017)
When the father of 16-year-old Martin dies on the operating table, a strong bond forms between Martin and heart surgeon Dr. Steven Murphy. While Martin gains the family's approval, a mysterious affliction begins. An unexpected punishment shakes the family, and the innocent suffer. After the sins affecting the entire family, only a spirit of pure sacrifice can cleanse. However, accepting sin is necessary for this purification. Keoghan plays Martin in this film.
6. "American Animals" (2018)
In this crime drama set in Kentucky, four bright and wealthy university students decide to steal rare books from their university's Special Collections Library in a misguided pursuit of personal glory. Based on a true story, the film includes interviews with the four individuals attempting the bizarre heist. Barry Keoghan, Evan Peters, Blake Jenner, Jared Abrahamson, and Ann Dowd share the lead roles in this film.
5. "Saltburn" (2023)
'Saltburn' explores the story of privilege and desire. Oliver, a struggling student at Oxford University, finds himself drawn into the enchanting world of the charming, wealthy, and aristocratic Felix. Felix invites him to the Saltburn estate for an unforgettable summer. Keoghan portrays Oliver, the lead character, in this film.
4. "71" (2014)
Yann Demange's film '71' offers a breathtaking action set in the backdrop of the Troubles in Belfast in 1971. The film takes viewers to the streets of Belfast, where inexperienced soldier Gary finds himself alone after his unit withdraws from an operation to quell a rebellion. In this chaotic environment, where he cannot distinguish friend from foe, the young soldier must navigate the deadly surroundings to survive.
3. "The Banshees of Inisherin" (2022)
Set on a remote island in Western Ireland, 'The Banshees of Inisherin' follows the lifelong friends Padraic and Colm. The story takes a turn when Colm abruptly ends the friendship. Perplexed Padraic, with the help of his sister Siobhan and troubled local Dominic, attempts to mend the relationship, refusing to accept a negative response. However, Padraic's repeated efforts only strengthen Colm's decision, and when Colm presents a desperate ultimatum, events quickly escalate, revealing shocking consequences. Keoghan plays Dominic in this film.
2. "Dunkirk" (2017)
May/June 1940. Four hundred thousand British and French soldiers are trapped in Dunkirk, a French port town. The only possible escape is by sea, but the Germans have air superiority, bombing the British soldiers and ships almost unopposed. The situation seems hopeless, and in desperation, England sends not only its Navy but also civilian boats to try to evacuate the stranded forces. This story is told through the eyes of a soldier trapped among the evacuating forces, two Royal Air Force fighter pilots, and a group of civilian volunteers who become part of the evacuation fleet.
1. "The Batman" (2022)
In this story, Batman pursues a serial killer who consistently targets political figures. As Batman descends into a rabbit hole to find the killer, he also uncovers secrets about Gotham's past. Keoghan makes a small appearance at the end of the film as the iconic rival, Joker, though the scene was deleted, preventing viewers from seeing Keoghan in the role.
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