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Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell

Colin James Farrell is an Irish actor. He first appeared on the BBC's TV drama Ballykissangel in 1998, made his film debut in the Tim Roth-directed drama The War Zone a year later and was discovered by Hollywood when Joel Schumacher cast him in the lead in his war drama Tigerland. He then starred in Schumacher's psychological thriller Phone Booth and the American thrillers S.W.A.T. and The Recruit, establishing his international box-office appeal. During that time, he also appeared in Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi thriller Minority Report and as the villain Bullseye in the Daredevil superhero film. After starring in the independent films Intermission and A Home at the End of the World he headed Oliver Stone’s biopic Alexander and the Terrence Malick Pocahontas film, The New World.\nWork in Michael Mann’s Miami Vice, the adaptation of John Fante's Ask the Dust and Woody Allen’s Cassandra's Dream followed, underscoring Farrell's popularity among Hollywood writers and directors; however, it was for his role in Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges that he received a Golden Globe Award.