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* PrecisionFStrike: From, [[CrowningMomentofFunny hilariously]], hilariously, a little girl in ''The Pillowman.''


* '''Other plays''': ''Theater/ThePillowman'' (2001), wherein a writer is interrogated when the murder-based short stories he writes come; and ''A Behanding in Spokane'' (2010), which follows a man trying to find the left hand he lost twenty-five years ago. ''Behanding'' starred Creator/ChristopherWalken, who was nominated for a Best Actor Tony.

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* '''Other plays''': ''Theater/ThePillowman'' (2001), wherein a writer is interrogated when the murder-based short stories he writes come; come true; and ''A Behanding in Spokane'' (2010), which follows a man trying to find the left hand he lost twenty-five years ago. ''Behanding'' starred Creator/ChristopherWalken, who was nominated for a Best Actor Tony.


* '''Other plays''': ''The Pillowman'' (2001 theatre), wherein a writer is interrogated when the murder-based short stories he writes come; and ''A Behanding in Spokane'' (2010 theatre), which follows a man trying to find the left hand he lost twenty-five years ago. ''Behanding'' starred Creator/ChristopherWalken, who was nominated for a Best Actor Tony.

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* '''Other plays''': ''The Pillowman'' (2001 theatre), ''Theater/ThePillowman'' (2001), wherein a writer is interrogated when the murder-based short stories he writes come; and ''A Behanding in Spokane'' (2010 theatre), (2010), which follows a man trying to find the left hand he lost twenty-five years ago. ''Behanding'' starred Creator/ChristopherWalken, who was nominated for a Best Actor Tony.


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Martin [=McDonagh=] is an award-winning, English-born Irish playwright, screenwriter and director best known for The Leenane Trilogy, ''Theatre/TheLieutenantOfInishmore'' and the Oscar-nominated 2008 film ''Film/InBruges''. Jumping between both theatre and film frequently, several of his notable works include:

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Martin [=McDonagh=] (born 26 March 1970) is an award-winning, English-born Irish playwright, screenwriter and director best known for The Leenane Trilogy, ''Theatre/TheLieutenantOfInishmore'' and the Oscar-nominated 2008 film ''Film/InBruges''. Jumping between both theatre and film frequently, several of his notable works include:


* '''Feature films''': ''Film/InBruges'' (2008), a BlackComedy which follows two Irish hitmen hiding in Belgium following a hit that went wrong; ''Film/SevenPsychopaths'' (2012), which follows [[AuthorAvatar screenwriter Marty]] trying write a script, only to draw unwanted inspiration when dragged into a dog-kidnapping; and ''Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'' (2017), which follows a mother's crusade against her town's police force over her daughter's unsolved murder. ''Bruges'' won [=McDonagh=] the "Best Original Screenplay" BAFTA, and earned starring actor Colin Farrell a "Best Actor" Golden Globe, ''Psychopaths'' starred an EnsembleCast and has become somewhat of a CultClassic and ''Missouri'' won Best Screenplay at the 2017 Venice Film Festival.

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* '''Feature films''': ''Film/InBruges'' (2008), a BlackComedy which follows two Irish hitmen hiding in Belgium following a hit that went wrong; ''Film/SevenPsychopaths'' (2012), which follows [[AuthorAvatar screenwriter Marty]] trying write a script, only to draw unwanted inspiration when dragged into a dog-kidnapping; and ''Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'' ''Film/ThreeBillboardsOutsideEbbingMissouri'' (2017), which follows a mother's crusade against her town's police force over her daughter's unsolved murder. ''Bruges'' won [=McDonagh=] the "Best Original Screenplay" BAFTA, and earned starring actor Colin Farrell a "Best Actor" Golden Globe, ''Psychopaths'' starred an EnsembleCast and has become somewhat of a CultClassic and ''Missouri'' won Best Screenplay at the 2017 Venice Film Festival.


Martin [=McDonagh=] is an award-winning, English-born Irish playwright and screenwriter best known for The Leenane Trilogy, ''Theatre/TheLieutenantOfInishmore'' and the Oscar-nominated 2008 film ''Film/InBruges''. Jumping between both theatre and film frequently, several of his notable works include:

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Martin [=McDonagh=] is an award-winning, English-born Irish playwright and playwright, screenwriter and director best known for The Leenane Trilogy, ''Theatre/TheLieutenantOfInishmore'' and the Oscar-nominated 2008 film ''Film/InBruges''. Jumping between both theatre and film frequently, several of his notable works include:


* '''Feature films''': ''Film/InBruges'' (2008), a BlackComedy which follows two Irish hitmen hiding in Belgium following a hit that went wrong; and ''Film/SevenPsychopaths'' (2012), which follows [[AuthorAvatar screenwriter Marty]] trying write a script, only to draw unwanted inspiration when dragged into a dog-kidnapping. ''Bruges'' won [=McDonagh=] the "Best Original Screenplay" BAFTA, and earned starring actor Colin Farrell a "Best Actor" Golden Globe, while ''Psychopaths'' starred an EnsembleCast and has become somewhat of a CultClassic.

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* '''Feature films''': ''Film/InBruges'' (2008), a BlackComedy which follows two Irish hitmen hiding in Belgium following a hit that went wrong; and ''Film/SevenPsychopaths'' (2012), which follows [[AuthorAvatar screenwriter Marty]] trying write a script, only to draw unwanted inspiration when dragged into a dog-kidnapping. dog-kidnapping; and ''Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'' (2017), which follows a mother's crusade against her town's police force over her daughter's unsolved murder. ''Bruges'' won [=McDonagh=] the "Best Original Screenplay" BAFTA, and earned starring actor Colin Farrell a "Best Actor" Golden Globe, while ''Psychopaths'' starred an EnsembleCast and has become somewhat of a CultClassic.
CultClassic and ''Missouri'' won Best Screenplay at the 2017 Venice Film Festival.


Further, his brother, John Michael [=McDonagh=], made his directorial debut with Film/TheGuard (which Martin produced) in 2011, and also released ''{{Calvary}}'' in 2014. Like ''Six Shooter'' and Film/InBruges, they both star Brendan Gleeson.

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Further, his brother, John Michael [=McDonagh=], made his directorial debut with Film/TheGuard ''Film/TheGuard'' (which Martin produced) in 2011, and also released ''{{Calvary}}'' ''Film/{{Calvary}}'' in 2014. Like ''Six Shooter'' and Film/InBruges, ''Film/InBruges'', they both star Brendan Gleeson.
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* '''Short films''': ''Six Shooter'' (2004), a short film which involves a train passenger, coping with his wife's recent death, speaking with a very eccentric and possibly psychotic man. The film won [=McDonagh=] an Oscar for Best Short Film.

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* '''Short films''': ''Six Shooter'' ''Film/SixShooter'' (2004), a short film which involves a train passenger, coping with his wife's recent death, speaking with a very eccentric and possibly psychotic man. The film won [=McDonagh=] an Oscar for Best Short Film.


* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: Most everyone, especially older characters. It's essentially what you would get if you crossed Hiberno-English with MametSpeak. The style was so distinctive it was parodied "How Are Things In Irish Drama?", the ForbiddenBroadway take on ''Beauty Queen''.

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* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: Most everyone, especially older characters. It's essentially what you would get if you crossed Hiberno-English with MametSpeak. The style was so distinctive it was parodied "How Are Things In Irish Drama?", the ForbiddenBroadway ''Theatre/ForbiddenBroadway'' take on ''Beauty Queen''.


* FakingTheDead: [=McDonagh=] LOVES this and its various subtropes. In the Aran Islands plays, it's a specific {{Homage}} to ''The Playboy of the Western World.''

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* FakingTheDead: [=McDonagh=] LOVES this and its various subtropes. In the Aran Islands plays, it's a specific {{Homage}} to ''The Playboy of the Western World.''''Theatre/ThePlayboyOfTheWesternWorld''.


* ThePlace: All the plays in the Leenane and Aran Islands Trilogies feature a place-name or direction in their titles. ''A Behanding in Spokane'' and ''InBruges'' also qualify.

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* ThePlace: All the plays in the Leenane and Aran Islands Trilogies feature a place-name or direction in their titles. ''A Behanding in Spokane'' and ''InBruges'' ''Film/InBruges'' also qualify.


Martin [=McDonagh=] is an award-winning, English-born Irish playwright and screenwriter best known for The Leenane Trilogy, ''Theatre/TheLieutenantOfInishmore'' and the Oscar-nominated 2008 film ''InBruges''. Jumping between both theatre and film frequently, several of his notable works include:

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Martin [=McDonagh=] is an award-winning, English-born Irish playwright and screenwriter best known for The Leenane Trilogy, ''Theatre/TheLieutenantOfInishmore'' and the Oscar-nominated 2008 film ''InBruges''.''Film/InBruges''. Jumping between both theatre and film frequently, several of his notable works include:

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