Colin Farrell named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people of 2023

By Stephen Porzio

April 14, 2023 at 11:03am

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One of his former co-stars wrote in praise of the Irish actor for the magazine.

Following his recent Golden Globe win and Oscar nomination, Colin Farrell has been included on Time magazine's list of the 100 "most influential people" in 2023.

2022 was a great year for the Irish star, with the actor having appeared in the Academy Award Best Picture nominee The Banshees of Inisherin, the smash-hit blockbuster The Batman, the Thai cave rescue thriller Thirteen Lives and the acclaimed sci-fi drama After Yang.

It is thanks to this recent work that Farrell made the Time100 list in the "artists" section. Writing in praise of the actor for the magazine, his former co-star Nicole Kidman said:

"When Colin Farrell and I starred together in the 2017 films The Beguiled and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, I felt like I had found both my knight in shining armor and my partner in crime.

"He was very emotionally open with me, and I’m very protective of him. I admire his tenacity, his resilience, and his great sense of humor. He’s got such an Irish kind of sensibility."

Kidman went on to describe Farrell as "an actor's actor", stating that he is "not frightened of tone or genre" and that "ego is not attached to his performances".

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Concluding, she added:

"Colin has always been about doing the work and not about building up his stardom or legacy. As a result, he’s risen to the top—and this year, he received his first Oscar nomination for his incredible performance in The Banshees of Inisherin.

"It’s lovely to see someone who’s been so resilient and committed and pure finally being lauded for what he does. He also seems to look younger every year.

Farrell was joined on the Time100 list by a number of other actors including Ali Wong, Angela Bassett, Aubrey Plaza, Austin Butler, Jennifer Coolidge, Ke Huy Quan, Lea Michele, Michael B. Jordan, Natasha Lyonne, Pedro Pascal, Salma Hayek Pinault and Zoe Saldaña. You can check out the full list at this link.

Meanwhile, the first teaser for The Batman spin-off series starring Farrell was just released this week. Titled The Penguin after his character, you can check out the trailer right here.

This article originally appeared on JOE

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