Colin Farrell, The Lobster - Nominee, Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

by Ana Maria Bahiana December 16, 2016
Actor Colin Farrell

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Working with writer-director Yorgos Lanthimos  to build the sad-sack bachelor David, the protagonist of the dystopian love story The Lobster, Colin Farrell was given a mantra of sorts: “(Lanthimos) mentioned the word soft and I just got softer and softer and softer”, he told us in Cannes. “Until he texted me one night and said ‘stop eating now!’” Round, contained to the point of apathy and, yes, very soft, Farrell infuses David with a sort of militant sadness that cuts across Lanthimos’ tale of a society where being single is a crime punishable by a sort of death – becoming an animal. “(David) has slipped between the non-event that is his own existence, between the folds of his own life. He was a great gift to me to physically go to a differente place that was extremely unlike anything I’d ever felt.” This is Colin Farrell’s second nomination. In 2009 he was nominated and in this category for In Bruges, and won his first Golden Globe. (Colin Farrell también en español.)