Colin James Farrell is an Irish actor. A leading man in blockbusters and independent films since the 2000s, he has received numerous accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards and a nomination for an Academy Award. The Irish Times' named him Ireland's fifth-greatest film actor in 2020. Farrell began acting in the BBC drama series Ballykissangel and had his film debut in the drama The War Zone. His first lead film role was in the war drama Tigerland, and he had his breakthrough with Steven Spielberg's science fiction film Minority Report. He took on high-profile roles as Bullseye in Daredevil and Alexander the Great in Alexander, and further starring roles in Michael Mann's Miami Vice and Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream. Farrell earned acclaim for playing a rookie hitman in Martin McDonagh's comedy In Bruges, winning a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.