Happy 44th birthday to the great Colin Farrell on May 31, 2020! This versatile Irish actor has excelled in a variety of genres, from action films (“Tigerland,” “Minority Report”) to dramas (“The New World,” “Saving Mr. Banks”) and from wild comedies (“Horrible Bosses,” “Seven Psychopaths”) to very very dark comedies (“The Lobster,” “In Bruges”).
Farrell has had the good fortune to work with many of the best directors out there, including Terence Malick and Steven Spielberg. Two writers/directors in particular have been instrumental in pushing Farrell to new artistic ground. Martin McDonagh (“In Bruges,” “Seven Psychopaths”) directed Farrell to his first Golden Globe win (Best Actor for “In Bruges”), and Yorgos Lanthimos (“The Lobster,” “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”) led Farrell to his second Best Actor Globe nomination, this time for “The Lobster.”
Let’s raise a pint of Guinness for a toast and celebrate by counting down the 15 best screen performances of Farrell. Tour our photo gallery ranking his greatest movies from worst to best.