Tonight Show: Colin Farrell Dead Man Down & 2013 Oscar Wilde Award Win

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Tonight Show: Colin Farrell Noir Thriller Dead Man Down

Colin Farrel’s newest movie is making people take notice and for good reason. Dead Man Down, directed by Niels Arden Oplev, is more than the usual crime drama thriller we have all come to expect when we go to the movies. Instead of the cliche “mystery” story that lacks the mystery of real noir films from the 1950s, Dead Man Down is being hailed as the one of a few noir films to come after the age of noir.

The film focuses on a mob enforcer, played by Colin Farrell, as he investigates the murder of his family and plots his revenge against his former boss, played by Terrence Howard. It might sound like a run-of-the-mill movie now, but Oplev throws in a classic film noir element when a femme fatale, Noomi Rapace, blackmails Farrell to help her carry out her violent revenge.

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Tonight Show: Colin Farrell Dead Man Down & 2013 Oscar Wilde Award Win

Jay Leno invited Colin Farrell to talk about his new noir-esque film Dead Man Down and about his 2013 Oscar Wilde Award for his film credits and being Irish. (magicinfoto / Shutterstock.com)

The film hits theaters March 8 2013.

Tonight Show: Colin Farrell Honored at US Ireland Alliance Award Ceremony

Colin Farrell might be thrilled about his new movie hitting theaters soon but he was probably a bit more excited when he put on a Dolce & Gabbana suit and headed to J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Production studio where he was honored at the US Ireland Alliance Award Ceremony.

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The 2013 Oscar Wilde: Honoring the Irish in Film pre-Oscars event honored Colin Farrell for his achievements in film. But it wasn’t the only thing Farrell reminded everyone about. Jim Sheridan was the presenter of the award and he poked fun at Farrell’s bad-boy antics in the past saying, “In Ireland we admire Daniel Day-Lewis, we respect Liam Neeson but we love Colin.”

Farrell even had some fun at the ceremony when he got on the stage and said he should probably give the award to his parents because they made him Irish. He even joked with Donald Trump that he made sure he brought his birth certificate just in case. Trump can not catch a break.

Anyways, the party wasn’t just about awards. There was traditional Irish music playing, Irish sliders were offered to guests as appetizers and the whole event was sponsored by Tullamore D.E.W whiskey. It really doesn’t get more Irish than Colin Farrell and whiskey.

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