Colin Farrell Biography

Dublin native Colin Farrell began turning heads in Hollywood when he starred in Joel Schumacher's Tigerland, which portrays 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. Colin 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. Colin also starred alongside Kevin Spacey in Thaddeus O'Sullivan's Dublin gangster movie, Ordinary Decent Criminal. 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 has established himself as a recognizable talent back home with a starring role in the BBC series Ballykissangel and Dierdre Purcell's miniseries Falling for a Dancer, in addition to a featured role in Tim Roth's directoral debut, The War Zone. After Tigerland, Farrell took on the role of Jesse James in American Outlaws. Farrell then shot a starring role in the film Phone Booth, reuniting him with director Joel Schumacher. He also co-starred with Bruce Willis in Hart's War which was shot on location in Prague, Czech Republic. Along the way Colin has managed to work with legendary directors such as Stephen Spielberg in the film Minority Report, which starred Tom Cruise. All this has happened for Colin by the age of 25, earning him the title of one of Hollywood's A-list young actors.