Colin James Farrell (born 31 May 1976) is an Irish actor. He made his film debut in The War Zone in 1999, and was discovered by Hollywood as the lead in Tigerland (2000). He then played in the film American Outlaws (2001), Phone Booth (2003), S.W.A.T. (2003), and The Recruit (2003). He also as the villain Bullseye in the superhero film Daredevil (2003).
After starring in the independent films Intermission (2003), and A Home at the End of the World (2004), he starred in Alexander (2004), and The New World (2005). Roles in Miami Vice (2006), Ask the Dust (2006), and Cassandra's Dream (2007) followed. His role in In Bruges (2008) earned him a Hollywood Foreign Press Association Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
He starred in Horrible Bosses (2011), for which he received critical praise, along with Fright Night (2011), and Total Recall (2012), Seven Psychopaths (2012). He also starred in Dead Man Down (2013), and Saving Mr. Banks (2013). In 2014, he starred in Winter's Tale. In 2015, he starred in the second season of HBO's True Detective, and also starred in the film The Lobster, for which he was nominated for his second Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. In 2016, he played Percival Graves in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. He has been cast as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin in the The Batman, which is set for a 2021 release.