Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell has made quite a name for himself since his break-out role in 2000's "TigerLand". Prior to the successful indie film, the Irish actor had made due with a couple of small stints on TV and commercials. While "Tigerland" had placed Farrell on the list of fresh, up-and-coming new talent to watch -along with such other films as "Amercian Outlaws" and "Hart's War"- his true star power was not unleashed until 2003's hugely successful "Phone Booth".
The isolated film would pretty much either live or die depending on Farrell's performance, which was thankfully, nothing short of tour de force. Starring roles in movies such as Steven Speilberg's "Minority Report", "Daredevil", "SWAT", and "The Recruit", soon followed cementing Farrel's star status explosion in 2003. Farrell then went back to his indie roots for his next two films "Intermission" and "A Home at the End of the World", before returning to blockbuster-dome with 2004's "Alexander". Sadly, Oliver Stone's film based on the historic icon, was both a critical and commercial failure. Farrell's next film was another historical adaptation, this time playing the character of John Smith in the Pocahontas story "The New World". The movie achieved critical and somewhat commercial success despite its limited release in theaters. "Ask the Dust" opposite Salma Hayek followed, and later on came Michale Mann's smash hit "Miami Vice" opposite Jamie Foxx. People magazine amusingly gave him the Best Male Butt title of 2005 for his role in that film. Off-screen Farrell is known to be a bit of a bad boy, though that image has since toned down thanks to the birth of his son James, from American model Kim Bordenave, whom he has since separated from. Farrell can next be seen in Woody Allen's latest "Cassandra's Dream", out this year.
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