Farrell received positive reviews for his involvement in the true story.Later in 2008 Farrell was brother-in-law to Edward Norton's character in Pride and Glory, a police drama directed by American Gavin O'Connor.The film, American William Monahan's debut as director after writing screenplays for The Departed and Body of Lies, was panned by critics.
(2003) and The Recruit (2003), establishing his international box-office appeal.
Roles in Michael Mann's Miami Vice (2006), the adaptation of John Fante's Ask the Dust (2006), and Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream (2007) followed, underscoring Farrell's popularity among Hollywood writers and directors; however, it was his role in Martin Mc Donagh's In Bruges (2008) that earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
In 2004 he appeared in several other independent films receiving limited theatrical release in most countries, including A Home at the End of the World (adapted from Michael Cunningham's A Home at the End of the World).
Mick La Salle of the San Francisco Chronicle differed, saying that the actor "is keen on making good....
Farrell starred in the comedy-horror film Fright Night (2011) and the sci-fi action film Total Recall (2012), both remakes, and Mc Donagh's second feature, the black comedy crime film Seven Psychopaths (2012).
He also starred in the Niels Arden Oplev action film Dead Man Down (2013), and as Travers Goff in the period drama Saving Mr. In 2014, Farrell starred as Peter Lake in the supernatural fable Winter's Tale, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Mark Helprin.and was discovered by Hollywood when Joel Schumacher cast him in the lead role in the war drama Tigerland in 2000. During that time, he also appeared in Steven Spielberg's science fiction thriller Minority Report (2002) and as the villain Bullseye in the superhero film Daredevil (2003).He then starred in Schumacher's psychological thriller Phone Booth (2002) and the American thrillers S. After starring in the independent films Intermission (2003) and A Home at the End of the World (2004), Farrell headed Oliver Stone's biopic Alexander (2004) and Terrence Malick's The New World (2005).The police sketch looked remarkably like him and he had even described blacking out during the night in question. Jackson, Michelle Rodriguez, Olivier Martinez and Jeremy Renner; Renner became a friend.His only alibi was apparently a journal kept by his friend that explained the two had been across town that night, taking MDMA. Alan Morrison of Empire wrote, "Farrell can usually be relied upon to bring a spark to the bonfire.I would compare [Alexander] to Lawrence of Arabia, in terms of sheer scope, pacing, and its unrelenting focus on a single individual....