A native of Ireland, newcomer Colin Farrell is already turning heads in Hollywood. He recently 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.
Farrell 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.
Farrell studied acting at the Gaiety School of Drama in Dubin and has already 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. He has recently finished shooting Stephen Spielberg's Minority Report alongside Tom Cruise, Samantha Morton, and Max Von Sydow.