Colin James Farrell (born May 31, 1976) is an Irish actor. He made his film debut in Tim Roth’s The War Zone (1999), with starring Ray Winstone, Tilda Swinton, Lara Belmont, and Kate Ashfield. This followed by Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000), with Kevin Spacey, Linda Fiorentino, Peter Mullan, Stephen Dillane, Helen Baxendale, David Hayman, Patrick Malahide, Christoph Waltz, and Vincent Regan; and his major breakout in Joel Schumacher’s Tigerland (2000), with Matthew Davis, Shea Whigham, Clifton Collins Jr., Thomas Guiry, and Cole Hauser.
Other films in the early 2000s include American Outlaws (2001), with Scott Caan, Ali Larter, Gabriel Macht, Gregory Smith, Harris Yulin, Will McCormack, Kathy Bates, and Timothy Dalton; Hart’s War (2002), with Bruce Willis, Terrence Howard, Hauser, and Marcel Iureş; Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report (2002), with Tom Cruise, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow, Kathryn Morris, Tim Blake Nelson, and Peter Stormare; The Recruit (2003), with Al Pacino and Bridget Moynahan; and Schumacher’s Phone Booth (2003), with Forest Whitaker, Katie Holmes, Radha Mitchell, and Kiefer Sutherland.
More films in the early 2000s include Daredevil (2003), with Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Michael Clarke Duncan, Joe Pantoliano, Jon Favreau, and David Keith; S.W.A.T. (2003), with Samuel L. Jackson, Michelle Rodriguez, LL Cool J, Josh Charles, Jeremy Renner, Brian Van Holt, and Olivier Martinez; John Crowley’s Intermission (2003), with Cillian Murphy, Kelly Macdonald, Colm Meaney, and Shirley Henderson; A Home at the End of the World (2004), with Robin Wright, Dallas Roberts, and Sissy Spacek; and Oliver Stone’s Alexander (2004), with Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Jared Leto, Rosario Dawson, and Anthony Hopkins.
Films in the mid 2000s in include Terrence Malick’s The New World (2005), with Q’orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale, August Schellenberg, Wes Studi, David Thewlis, and Yorick van Wageningen; Michael Mann’s Miami Vice (2006), with Jamie Foxx, Gong Li, Justin Theroux, Naomie Harris, Ciarán Hinds, Barry Shabaka Henley, Luis Tosar, John Ortiz, Isaach De Bankolé, and Eddie Marsan; Robert Towne’s Ask the Dusk (2006), with Salma Hayek, Donald Sutherland, Eileen Atkins, Idina Menzel, and Justin Kirk; Woody Allen’s Cassandra’s Dream (2007), with Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Sally Hawkins, and Tom Wilkinson.
Films in the late 2000s include Pride and Glory (2008), with Edward Norton, Jon Voight, Noah Emmerich, and Jennifer Ehle; Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges (2008), with Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clémence Poésy, and Jérémie Renier; Tirage (2009), with Paz Vega, Branko Djuric and Christopher Lee; Scott Cooper’s Crazy Heart (2009), with Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Robert Duvall; and Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), with Heath Ledger, Christopher Plummer, Verne Troyer, Andrew Garfield, Lily Cole, Tom Waits, Johnny Depp, and Jude Law.
Films in the 2010s include Neil Jordan’s Ondine (2010), with Alicja Bachleda and Stephen Rea; Peter Weir’s The Way Back (2010), with Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Saoirse Ronan, Alexandru Potocean, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Gustaf Skarsgård, Dragoș Bucur and Mark Strong; London Avenue (2010), with Keira Knightley, Thewlis, Anna Friel, Ben Chaplin, and Winstone; Horrible Bosses (2011), with Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Spacey, and Foxx; Craig Gillespie’s Fright Night (2011), with Anton Yelchin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, David Tennant, and Toni Collette; Total Recall (2012), with Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bokeem Woodbine, John Cho, and Bill Nighy; and McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths (2012), with Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, and Christopher Walken, Waits, Abbie Cornish, Olga Kurylenko, and Željko Ivanek.
More films in the 2010s include Dead Man Down (2013), with Noomi Rapace, Dominic Cooper, Howard, and Isabelle Huppert; the animated film Epic (2013), with Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Waltz, Aziz Ansari, Chris O’Dowd, Pitbull, Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, and Beyoncé Knowles; John Lee Hancock’s Saving Mr. Banks (2013), with Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, B.J. Novak, Bradley Whitford; Winter’s Tale (2014), with Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Eva Marie Saint, Russell Crowe, and Will Smith; and Liv Ullman’s Miss Julie (2014), with Jessica Chastain and Morton.
Films in the mid to late 2010s include Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Lobster (2015), with Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden, Olivia Colman, Ashley Jensen, Ariane Labed, Angeliki Papoulia, John C. Reilly, Léa Seydoux, Michael Smiley, and Ben Whishaw; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), with Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Morton, Voight, Carmen Ejogo, and Ron Perlman; Solace (2016), with Hopkins, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Cornish; and Lanthimos’s The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017), with Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy, Sunny Suljic, Alicia Silverstone, and Bill Camp.
More films in the late 2010s include Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled (2017), with Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning; Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017), with Denzel Washington and Ejogo; Steve McQueen’s Widows (2019), with Viola Davis, Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacki Weaver, Carrie Coon, Duvall, and Liam Neeson; and Tim Burton’s Dumbo (2019), with Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green and Alan Arkin.
Films in the 2020s include Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen (2020), with Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Marsan, and Hugh Grant; Kenneth Branagh’s Artemis Fowl (2020), with Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, Tamara Smart, Nonso Anozie, and Judi Dench; Ava (2020), with Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Geena Davis, Ioan Gruffudd and Joan Chen; Neil Burger’s Voyagers (2021), with Tye Sheridan, Lily-Rose Depp, Fionn Whitehead, Chanté Adams, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Viveik Kalra, Archie Renaux, Archie Madekwe, and Quintessa Swindell.
Each review will be linked to the title below.
(*seen originally in theaters)
(**seen rereleased in theaters)
- Frankie Starlight (1995) – directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg – uncredited
- The Disappearance of Finbar (1997) – directed by Sue Clayton – uncredited
- Drinking Crude (1997) – directed by Owen McPolin
- Falling for a Dancer (1998) – Richard Standeven – TV movie
- The War Zone (1999) – directed by Tim Roth
- Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000) – directed by Thaddeus O’Sullivan
- Tigerland (2000) – directed by Joel Schumacher
- American Outlaws (2001) – directed by Les Mayfield
- Hart’s War (2002) – directed by Gregory Hoblit
- Minority Report (2002)* – directed by Steven Spielberg
- The Recruit (2003) – directed by Roger Donaldson
- Phone Booth (2003) – directed by Joel Schumacher
- Daredevil (2003)* – directed by Mark Steven Johnson
- Veronica Guerin (2003) – directed by Joel Schumacher – cameo
- S.W.A.T. (2003) – directed by Clark Johnson
- Intermission (2003) – directed by John Crowley
- A Home at the End of the (2004) – directed by Michael Mayer
- Alexander (2004)* – directed by Oliver Stone
- The New World (2005) – directed by Terrence Malick
- Miami Vice (2006) – directed by Michael Mann
- Ask the Dust (2006) – directed by Robert Towne
- Cassandra’s Dream (2007) – directed by Woody Allen
- 2008 Kicking It (2008) – directed by Susan Koch & Jeff Werner – narrator – documentary – also executive producer
- Pride and Glory (2008) – directed by Gavin O’Connor
- In Bruges (2008) – directed by Martin McDonagh
- Triage (2009) – directed by Danis Tanović – also executive producer
- Crazy Heart (2009)* – directed by Scott Cooper
- The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2010) – directed by Terry Gilliam
- Ondine (2010) – directed by Neil Jordan
- The Way Back (2010) – directed by Peter Weir
- London Boulevard (2010) – directed by William Monahan
- Horrible Bosses (2011)* – directed by Seth Gordon
- Fright Night (2011) – directed by Craig Gillespie
- Total Recall (2012) – directed by Len Wiseman
- Seven Psychopaths (2012) – directed by Martin McDonagh
- Dead Man Down (2013) – directed by Niels Arden Oplev
- Epic (2013) – directed by Chris Wedge
- Saving Mr. Banks (2013) – directed by John Lee Hancock
- Winter’s Tale (2014) – directed by Akiva Goldsman
- Miss Julie (2014) – directed by Liv Ullmann
- The Lobster (2015) – directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
- 2016 It’s Not Yet Dark (2016) – directed by Frankie Fenton – narrator – documentary
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) – directed by David Yates
- Solace (2016) – directed by Afonso Poyart
- The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) – directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
- The Beguiled (2017) – directed by Sofia Coppola
- Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) – directed by Dan Gilroy
- Widows (2018) – directed by Steve McQueen
- Dumbo (2019) – directed by Tim Burton
- The Gentlemen (2020) – directed by Guy Ritchie
- Artemis Fowl (2020) – directed by Kenneth Branagh
- Ava (2020) – directed by Tate Taylor
- Voyagers (2021) – directed by Neil Burger
- The Batman (2022) – directed by Matt Reeves
- After Yang (202-) – directed by Kogonada
- Thirteen Lives (202-) – directed by Ron Howard