Colin Farrell

Biography: Irish-born actor Colin Farrell is as widely known for his bad-boy antics as he is for his first-rate acting chops. He first achieved notoriety in his homeland for a two-year stint on the TV series Ballykissangel. Tim Roth was so impressed by Farrell's performance that he cast the young thespian in his directorial debut The War Zone. Kevin Spacey also took notice of Farrell, this time on the London stage, and recommended him for the crime caper Ordinary Decent Criminal. Spacey then introduced the rising star to Hollywood talent agents and it wasn't long before director Joel Schumacher cast Farrell in 2000's Tigerland as a rebellious military recruit. His bravura performance earned Farrell a best actor award from the Boston Society of Film Critics. Soon, Farrell was starring opposite the likes of Bruce Willis (Hart's War), Tom Cruise (Minority Report) and Al Pacino (The Recruit). A reteaming with Schumacher resulted in the actor's first top billing in the 2002 thriller PhoneIrish-born actor Colin Farrell is as widely known for his bad-boy antics as he is for his first-rate acting chops. He first achieved notoriety in his homeland for a two-year stint on the TV series Ballykissangel. Tim Roth was so impressed by Farrell's performance that he cast the young thespian in his directorial debut The War Zone. Kevin Spacey also took notice of Farrell, this time on the London stage, and recommended him for the crime caper Ordinary Decent Criminal. Spacey then introduced the rising star to Hollywood talent agents and it wasn't long before director Joel Schumacher cast Farrell in 2000's Tigerland as a rebellious military recruit. His bravura performance earned Farrell a best actor award from the Boston Society of Film Critics. Soon, Farrell was starring opposite the likes of Bruce Willis (Hart's War), Tom Cruise (Minority Report) and Al Pacino (The Recruit). A reteaming with Schumacher resulted in the actor's first top billing in the 2002 thriller Phone Booth. Some bloated action films followed, and then came Oliver Stone's not-so-great Alexander, in which Farrell played the legendary Macedonian king. While the movie flopped, Farrell came away unscathed. Audiences continued to adore the charmer despite, or perhaps because of, a series of extraordinary off-screen escapades that included a string of romances with models (one of which resulted in a sex-tape scandal), profanity-laced interviews, and a 2005 stint in rehab to treat exhaustion and prescription-medication dependency. A-list directors, too, lined up to work with him, including Terrence Malick (The New World), Michael Mann (Miami Vice) and Woody Allen (Cassandra's Dream). Farrell returned to his Irish roots in 2008 and netted his first Golden Globe for Martin McDonagh's seriocomic In Bruges, playing a Dublin hit man. In 2009, Farrell held his own against future Oscar winner Jeff Bridges as a popular country-music star in the acclaimed Crazy Heart. Farrell received strong notices not only for his pitch-perfect performance, but also for his singing. Ironically, as a youth Farrell auditioned for the Irish boy band Boyzone but was turned down. Expand

Colin Farrell's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 56
Highest Metascore: 84 After Yang
Lowest Metascore: 25 American Outlaws
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 45
  2. Negative: 8 out of 45
45 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd The Batman Mar 4, 2022 Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin 5.8
44 Voyagers Apr 9, 2021 Richard 5.0
39 Ava Sep 25, 2020 Simon 5.2
31 Artemis Fowl Jun 12, 2020 Artemis Fowl Sr / Artemis Fowl Sr. / Artemis Fowl I 2.8
51 The Gentlemen Jan 24, 2020 Principal Cast / Coach 7.9
51 Dumbo Mar 29, 2019 Holt Farrier / Holt Farrier 6.0
84 Widows Nov 16, 2018 Cast / Jack Mulligan / Jack Mulligan / Tom Mulligan 6.9
58 Roman J. Israel, Esq. Nov 17, 2017 Cast / Principal Cast / George / George Pierce / Jack Mulligan 6.3
73 The Killing of a Sacred Deer Oct 20, 2017 Steven Murphy / Surgeon / Steven Murphy 6.8
75 It's Not Yet Dark Aug 4, 2017 Simon Fitzmaurice / Simon Fitzmaurice tbd
77 The Beguiled Jun 23, 2017 John McBurney / Corporal McBurney / John McBurney 6.2
36 Solace Dec 16, 2016 Charles Ambrose / Charles Ambrose 5.9
66 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Nov 18, 2016 Graves / Percival Graves / Graves / Percival Graves 7.3
32 Warcraft Jun 10, 2016 Cast 8.1
82 The Lobster May 13, 2016 David / David / David / David 8.5
56 Miss Julie Dec 5, 2014 John / John tbd
31 Winter's Tale Feb 14, 2014 Peter Lake / Peter Lake 5.1
65 Saving Mr. Banks Dec 13, 2013 Robert Goff Travers / Travers Goff / Travers Robert Goff 7.6
52 Epic May 24, 2013 Ronin 6.3
39 Dead Man Down Mar 8, 2013 Victor / Victor / Victor / Victor 7.5
66 Seven Psychopaths Oct 12, 2012 Marty / Marty / Marty / Marty tbd
43 Total Recall (2012) Aug 3, 2012 Doug Quaid/Hauser / Doug Quaid/Hauser / Doug Quaid/Hauser / Doug Quaid/Hauser / Douglas Quaid/Hauser / Douglas Quaid/Hauser 7.5
52 London Boulevard Nov 11, 2011 Mitchell 6.0
64 Fright Night Aug 19, 2011 Jerry Dandrige 7.2
57 Horrible Bosses Jul 8, 2011 Bobby Pellitt 7.5
66 The Way Back Jan 21, 2011 Valka / Valka 7.2
65 Ondine Jun 4, 2010 Syracuse / Syracuse 5.6
65 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Dec 25, 2009 Imaginarium Tony #3 7.1
45 Pride and Glory Oct 24, 2008 Jimmy Eagan / Jimmy Eagan tbd
67 In Bruges Feb 8, 2008 Ray 8.6