Oppenheimer, A Star-studded Film That Must Be Watched

This film is planned to be released on July 21 2023.

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The Oppenheimer film by renowned Hollywood director Christopher Nolan is back with a surprise. The Oppenheimer film is an adaptation of the book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Martin Sherwin and Kai Bird. 

This film is planned to be released on July 21 2023 and will be played by many top actors such as Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Rami Malek, Benny Safdie, to Dane DeHaan.

No kidding, quoted from Variety, Oppenheimer’s film has a production cost of USD 100 million or the equivalent of Rp. 1.4 trillion rupiah. No wonder so many big names are involved. 

Films from Christopher Nolan are of course also famous for their original scoring music which always makes his films come alive. This time, Ludwig Göransson’s name appears as the composer’s score for Oppenheimer’s film. The film budget of this size was not for the action or science fiction film genre but for the Biography of a Physicist named J. Robert Oppenheimer.

Oppenheimer Synopsis

J. Robert Oppenheimer is one of the most famous physicists for leading The Manhattan Project, the project that developed the atomic bomb for America in World War II. From the background of J. Robert Oppenheimer’s life and history, we can get an idea of what Nolan’s films will be like in the future. The film will tell the story of a smart physicist who is usually called the “Father of the Atomic Bomb” with his genius and dilemma in developing this deadly weapon.

Many people call J. Robert Oppenheimer a World Hero, but not a few call him a Villain. After the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, Oppenheimer said “Blood on my hands”. He felt disappointed and responsible for the incident.

Short Biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer, A Star-studded Film That Must Be Watched
Oppenheimer and Einstein

Julius Robert Oppenheimer was born in New York City on April 22, 1904. Oppenheimer was an intelligent child, he graduated from the Ethical Culture School of New York with top grades. After that, he continued his education at Harvard University and graduated summa cum laude. Not stopping there, he continued his education at Cambridge University.

There he began his research with atoms at the Cavendish Laboratory in 1925. According to Oppenheimer, the routine in the laboratory was very boring. He decided to go to Göttingen University, Germany, intending to study quantum physics. Oppenheimer received his Doctorate there.

Oppenheimer was a person who did not follow politics, he never used his right to vote in elections until 1934. In 1934 he began to care about politics and international issues. He also likes to set aside 3% of his salary for 2 years to help German physicists who fled from the Nazis. 

Oppenheimer, along with Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard, assumed that the Nazis could develop nuclear weapons. After the American government found out about this, Oppenheimer was appointed to carry out the Manhattan Project, namely the American Army’s experiments aimed at utilizing atomic energy for military purposes.

Long story short, the American government was instead focused on Japan, which was its war opponent at that time. On August 6, 1945, a bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and three days later it was dropped on Nagasaki. Oppenheimer expressed his dismay at the Nagasaki and Hiroshima bombings. President Truman at that time did not like and was angry with Oppenheimer’s messages to the public.

Oppenheimer finally died on February 18, 1967, from throat cancer. This is because Oppenheimer was a heavy smoker. Regardless of Oppenheimer’s pros and cons in creating the atomic bomb, he is one of the most important people in history, especially during World War II.

The Oppenheimer Film Cast

Oppenheimer, A Star-studded Film That Must Be Watched

1. Cillian Murphy will play the main character.

2. Emily Blunt as Katherine Oppenheimer, Robert Oppenheimer’s wife.

3. Robert Downey Jr. plays Lewis Strauss, a businessman.

4. Matt Damon will play the General of the US Army, Leslie Groves.

5. Benny Safdie will play the physicist, Edward Teller.

The rest is still unknown what role he will play in Oppenheimer’s film which will be released in 2023. One of the films we have to wait for!

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Ibnu Wibowo
Ibnu Wibowo
Ibnu Wibowo is a gifted writer with a passion for all things entertainment. Knack for uncovering hidden gems.