Hailing from the gritty streets of Dublin, Ireland, Barry Keoghan has carved his name into the annals of acting with lightning speed. However the role the Irish actor played in a new trend movie Saltburn is causing several stirs online.
His role in the movie is very controversial. The grave scene is one of the weird role he played which is very disturbing to various users.
Born in 1992, his life wasn’t a fairytale. Spending time in foster care before being raised by his grandmother, Keoghan found solace and expression in acting. His raw talent landed him roles in Irish soap operas and short films, but it was his chilling performance as the enigmatic and unsettling Martin in Yorgos Lanthimos’s “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” (2017) that propelled him into the international spotlight.
Remarkably insightful was Keoghan’s depiction of Martin, a teenage boy with eerie silence and murky intentions. His portrayal of both threat and vulnerability at the same time brought him nominations for two Golden Globes and an Academy Award in addition to a BAFTA.
He isn’t afraid to push boundaries. In “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” he shaved his head and eyebrows, fully committing to the unsettling physicality of the role. He brought brutal authenticity to the troubled soldier in Craig Gillespie’s “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” (2018) and chilling intensity to the Joker’s henchman, Joker, in “The Batman.”