Colin Farrell’s career in the professional acting industry started in, the War Zone which was his film debut after his breakthrough in ‘Ballykissangel.’ His next role was in “Ordinary Decent Criminal,” a film about an average criminal. In 2000, Farrell appeared in the film ‘Tigerland,’ which catapulted his career to new heights.
In 2001, he appeared in the film ‘American Outlaws,’ playing the character of outlaw Jesse James. When he was cast in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Minority Report,’ in 2002, his big break arrived. ‘Phone Booth’ was also a box office success for him.
In the film, Colin Farrell portrayed Alexander the Great. The epic historical drama Alexander, based on the life of Macedonian general and ruler Alexander the Great, was released in 2004.
Farrell starred with actors such as Keira Knightley in ‘London Boulevard,’ and Jennifer Aniston in the comedy film ‘Horrible Bosses.’
In 2009, Farrell appeared in the film “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus,” along with Johnny Depp and Jude Law, all of whom helped complete Heath Ledger’s role following the actor’s tragic death. In the same year, he starred in “Ondine,” in 2009, which was shot in Ireland and also featured at the time child star Alison Barry.
In 2012, he starred in a remake of “Total Recall.” Arnold Schwarzenegger, who played the main role in the first movie, was compared to him in terms of his acting. The next year, he gave a character a voice in the animated movie “Epic.”
Between 2013 and 2019, he was in many movies, including “Dead Man Down,” “Saving Mr. Banks,” “Winter’s Tale,” “Solace,” “The Beguiled,” “Widows,” “Recruit” as James Douglas Clayton in which he received approximately $5 million and “Dumbo.”
In 2016, Farrell played Percival Graves/Gellert Grindelwald in the fantasy movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. This movie was a spin-off and prequel to the Harry Potter movie series. It made $811,724,385 at the box office.
On the other hand, Farrell likes to give back to the community by helping organizations like Belong To, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics, GLSEN, It Gets Better Project, ONE Campaign, Special Olympics, and The Trevor Project.
Colin Farrell’s list of endorsements is not very long. But he was in an RTE ad for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. In 2015, he helped Dolce & Gabbana promote Intensonew, a new fragrance.