The Oscars were sort of a yawn this year. Thank God for Colin Farrell. And I maybe mean that literally.
When Ryan Seacrest asked Colin what he'd do if he wasn't an actor, it was almost as good as when Marty DiBergi asked Nigel Tufnel the same question.
Colin looked shocked for a minute (Shit! Unscripted question! Must use brain to formulate answer!) then his Irish blarney kicked in and everything was fine. With a look of disarming earnestness he said, "Something with me hands, like a carpenter."
He didn't finish the thought, but we all did at home: Just like Jaysus Christ!
That explains a lot about the hair and the beard.