Colin Farrell

Actor and Executive producer
Birth Name: Colin Farrell
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Colin James Farrell is an Irish actor. After successfully landing a role on BBC's Ballykissangel in 1998, he quit acting school in Ireland. He made his film debut in English actor Tim Roth-directed The War Zone and gained wider fame upon discovery by Joel Schumacher auditioning for Tigerland. Farrell subsequently starred in several American thrillers, Phone Booth, S.W.A.T. and The Recruit, establishing his international box office bankability. During those same years, he also appeared in Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report and as the villain in Daredevil. After starring in independent films Intermission and A Home at the End of the World, he headlined Oliver Stone’s biopic Alexander and the well-regarded Terrence Malick Pocahontas movie, The New World. Work in Michael Mann’s Miami Vice, Ask the Dust, adapted from the John Fante novel, and Woody Allen’s Cassandra's Dream, underscored Farrell’s continued popularity among Hollywood’s important writers and directors, but it was only his role in fellow Irishman Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges by which he finally received official recognition in the form of a Golden Globe in 2008. More recently, he co-starred in the Fright Night and Total Recall remakes as well as McDonagh's second feature, Seven Psychopaths. Farrell will star as Peter Lake in Akiva Goldsman's film adaptation of Mark Helprin's 1983 novel Winter's Tale alongside Russell Crowe and Will Smith and as Victor, opposite Noomi Rapace, in the Niels Arden Oplev-directed Dead Man Down, among others.

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