The cinematic blast-off of Total Recall (2012) comes to theaters this weekend, and it’s at the top of my “must see” list for two reasons. When the original was released, I worked in a movie theater and saw it so many times I can still recite line after line with perfect Schwarzenegger delivery. I was such a big fan (however cheesy it may be) that I actually want to see what amazing improvements Hollywood delivers with the remake. The second reason can be summed up in two beautiful words: Colin Farrell.
As a post-college nomad, I found myself living and working in Ireland. While there, I became fascinated with Irish TV and an amazingly adorable actor on an Irish drama. This bushy-browed, Black-Irishman won my heart with his big brown eyes and his extra thick brogue. Years later, now a Hollywood star, he doesn’t exercise his native accent in every film, but when he does, the mere flicker of his Irish tongue stirs life in my boxer briefs.
So, with that in mind, here are a few of my favorite Colin Farrell movies and performances. Agree? Disagree? What’s your favorite Farrell flick (of the non-cell phone variety, of course)? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.