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Colin Farrell is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Colin Farrell is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame


by Sarah Gill
28th Jun 2024

Given the news that our very own Colin Farrell will be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, we thought it only right to run through some of our favourite films featuring the man of the moment.

It’s a good news day for Castleknock.

Earlier this week, the Walk of Fame Selection Committee announced 36 new names to be bestowed with the highly coveted stars on the illustrious Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Our very own Colin Farrell is among the pack, alongside the likes of Jane Fonda, David Beckham, Jessica Chastain, and Prince.

Colin Farrell has close to three decades of acting merits under his belt, first appearing on the scene as Danny Byrne in Ballykissangel back in 1998, a feat which he describes as “one of the f*cking greatest things that ever happened to [him].”

Since then, he’s been stealing hearts and captivating audiences with his myriad roles, and most recently garnered an Oscar nomination for his starring role in Banshees of Inisherin. In the pipeline, he’s got The Penguin, a spinoff series focusing on Farrell’s titular character previously seen in DC’s The Batman. Set to premiere on Sky Atlantic and Now TV in September of this year, it’s all go for our Colin.

So, in celebration of the good news, we’ve put together a little round-up of some of our very favourite Colin Farrell films to add to your weekend watch list.

The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)

Released in Irish cinemas in October 2021, The Banshees of Inisherin wowed audiences the world over, and if you haven’t seen it yet, you need to get on it asap. The film even garnered a 13-minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival premiere… which is pretty impressive if you ask us. Written and directed by Martin McDonagh, this dark comedy-drama follows two lifelong friends as they find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them.

In Bruges (2008)

Arguably Farrell’s most well-known film to date, In Bruges is yet another collaboration with Martin McDonagh, and when these two get together, they tend to make magic. Here, Farrell plays the younger of two hit men hiding out in Bruges as they await further instruction. Starting off as a drama and then steadily moving between genres right up to its thrilling conclusion, our leading man maintains an air of bewilderment throughout, and leaves you with no uncertainty that this is a tale of existential morality.

The Lobster (2015)

A dystopian black comedy directed, co-written, and co-produced by Yorgos Lanthimos, Farrell stars alongside a stellar cast that includes Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman, and John C Reilly in The Lobster. Leaning into his deadpan comic abilities, the film is set in a world where people are transformed into animals unless they can find a romantic partner within a set period of time.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

Another collaboration between Colin Farrell and director Yorgos Lanthimos, The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a symbolic, surreal horror. Playing the role of a world-renowned surgeon forced into making an unthinkable choice when confronted by the child of a deceased patient, and in the nature of any good thriller, things take a turn for the worse when it’s revealed that the surgeon has a sinister agenda of his own.

Phone Booth (2002)

A personal Colin Farrell favourite, Phone Booth is a psychological thriller that will have you absolutely hooked from start to finish. In it, Farrell plays a sleazy publicist in New York City who has fallen victim to a faceless sniper that’s threatening him and those around him through a phone booth on the street.