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Colin Farrell

Birth Name: 
Colin James Farrell
Birthday: 
Monday, May 31, 1976
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Birth Place: 
Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland
Height: 
5'10"

A native of Dublin, Ireland, Colin Farrell began turning heads in Hollywood when he starred in Joel Schumacher's Tigerland (2000), the story of American soldiers taken to the backwoods of Louisiana in 1971 to play war games in preparation for their first tour of duty in Vietnam. He garnered a Best Actor Award from the Boston Society of Film Critics for his portrayal of Bozz, a roughneck Texan recruit who helps his boot-camp buddies avoid Vietnam combat. Farrell also starred alongside Kevin Spacey in Thaddeus O'Sullivan's Dublin gangster movie Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000). It was Spacey who suggested him for the part after catching Farrell's riveting performance in the play "In a Little World of Our Own" at the Donmar Warehouse in London.

Born on May 31, 1976, Farrell studied acting at the Gaiety School of Drama in Dublin and had established himself as a recognizable talent back home with a starring role in the BBC series "Ballykissangel" (1996) and Deirdre Purcell's miniseries Falling for a Dancer (1998) (TV), in addition to a featured role in Tim Roth's directorial debut, The War Zone (1999). After "Tigerland", Farrell took on the role of Jesse James in American Outlaws (2001). Farrell then had a starring role in Phone Booth (2002), reuniting him with director Schumacher. He also co-starred with Bruce Willis in Hart's War (2002), which was shot on location in Prague, Czech Republic. Along the way Farrell has managed to work with legendary directors such as Steven Spielberg in Minority Report (2002). All this has happened for Colin by the age of 25, making him one of Hollywood's A-list young actors.

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John C. Reilly Joins Colin Farrell in 'The Lobster'

John C. Reilly, Ashley Jensen (TV's Ugly Betty), Michael Smiley (The World's End) and Jessica Barden (Far From the Madding Crowd) have joined Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz in Oscar-nominated Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos' English-language debut, The Lobster.... Read more
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Colin Farrell Finds Solace

After years (and we do mean years – this thing has been around so long that Sean Bailey, one of the original writers, is president of production at Disney now) wandering through development, thriller Solace is finally ambling towards our screens... Read more
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Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell to Star in 'Miss Julie'

Jessica Chastain has found her next role.... Read more
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Colin Farrell Considers Saving Mr Banks

Saving Mr Banks, which sees Disney chronicling how one of its own enduring classics came to be, is hitting the casting agencies hard to draw in a firm leading crew. Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson are already aboard and they could be joined by Colin Farrell, who is in talks to sign on.... Read more
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Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace to Star in 'Dragon Tattoo' Director's Revenge Thriller

Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace will star in Dead Man Down, a mob drama to be directed by Niels Arden Oplev, who helmed the original The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which starred Rapace.... Read more
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Reviews

Seven Psychopaths

Seven Psychopaths

Director Martin McDonagh reunites with Colin Farrell for the first time since 2008's cult classic In Bruges and the result is two hours worth of edge-of-your-seat entertainment.  Featuring a brilliant cast and plenty of zany dialogue, Seven Psychopaths is a marvelous homage to t... Read more
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Total Recall

Total Recall – the one starring action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger – was a box office success and featured some of the most amazing sci-fi visual effects of the time.... Read more
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Horrible Bosses

Bosses. We've all had one. Some are great, helpful and help you become something better than you previously were. Others are, well, horrible. It's a problem most everyone has faced before and probably will in the future.... Read more
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The Way Back (BLU-RAY)

Gee, and I thought I needed chapstick. ... Read more
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Triage

I don't know what happened in Colin Farrell's life to mellow him out, but since he hasn't been in the limelight I actually like his acting and movie choices lately.... Read more
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Videos

Miss Julie (International Trailer)

Miss Julie (International Trailer)

Miss Julie starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton ... Read more
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Miss Julie (Trailer #1)

Miss Julie (Trailer #1)

Miss Julie starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton ... Read more
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Saving Mr. Banks (Trailer #1)

Saving Mr. Banks (Trailer #1)

Saving Mr. Banks (Trailer #1) ... Read more
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Dead Man Down (Red Band)

Dead Man Down (Red Band)

Dead Man Down Red Band Trailer starring Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Dominic Cooper ... Read more
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Seven Psychopaths: DVD Release TRAILER

Seven Psychopaths: DVD Release TRAILER

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