His role in the movie In Bruges got himself Golden Globe Award and the category was for the Best Actor in a Motion Picture.
Other movies to his credits are Horrible Bosses, Total Recall and Winter’s Tale.
The Irish actor found himself uniquely steeped in the philosophical conflicts of dating in the modern world after starring in the satire as a recently dumped man who has 45 days to find true love—or else be turned into the animal of his choosing. “The use of language in it and the framing of the world within it was just so transportive.” (Dogtooth’s standout star Angeliki Papoulia pops up in The Lobster as a fellow hotel guest known as Heartless Woman, who David attempts to woo, with disastrous results.)The matter-of-fact absurdity of the world in which David lives immediately piqued Farrell’s interest. “He likes to play with conventions and play with any of the systems he can or has observed that we live within or under, social constrictions, whether they’re borne out of some ideology, political or religious.”Farrell’s David, like every character in the world of The Lobster, is a rather humorless fellow—obedient, unquestioning, and painfully fluent in small talk.He also has another son from a different woman who is Kim Bordenave.It was speculated that Colin was very close to Elizabeth Taylor and they were dating.He has been very successful in his career, and his net worth which is 30 million U. He is very hard working man and has given many shirtless scenes as required by the script of the movie.A controversy was caused when in an interview he said his dick is nothing that the reported could write about and this statement did not go well with other media personalities, and they were furious with Colin.