Gleeson, Brendan and Farrell, Colin
In January, Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson faced off for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Comedy, each nominated for his role in the film "In Bruges."
While at the end of the night, Farrell walked away with the Globe, joking that “They must’ve done the counting in Florida,” he made a point in his acceptance speech to say, “Brendan, this is at least half yours. I’ll cut it when I get offstage, you can have a hemisphere.”
Both Dublin-born actors received accolades for their comedic and dramatic teamwork in "In Bruges," a dark comedy about two remorseful Irish hitmen hiding in the Belgian city.
Farrell seems to have outgrown his reputation as the Irish “bad boy” of Hollywood.
After dropping out of The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, he was cast in the BBC television drama Ballykissangel, which was only a stepping-stone to Hollywood, where he played his sexy charm to the hilt, on and off screen.
Now that his hell-raising party days are over, he is gaining recognition for his talent as an actor.
Last seen in "Pride and Glory" alongside Ed Norton, he will next play a photojournalist in the thriller "Triage," scheduled for release later this year.
Gleeson started his career later in life after leaving his job as a secondary school teacher and it would seem he hasn’t looked back since.
He has worked in a variety of genres, playing Walter McGuinn in "Gangs of New York," a film about the Civil War draft riots, and is treasured by younger audiences as the disturbing Mad Eye Moody in the "Harry Potter" films.
His upcoming portrayal of Winston Churchill in Into the Storm is already creating a buzz.
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