Colin Farrell is an Irish actor. Let’s see some amazing facts and trivia about him!
1.His full name is Colin James Farrell.
2. He was born 31 May 1976.
3. Colin Farrell was born in Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland, the son of Rita (née Monaghan) and Eamon Farrell.
4. His father played football for Shamrock Rovers FC and ran a health food shop. When he was 9 years old, he moved to Dublin.
5. His uncle, Tommy Farrell, also played for Shamrock Rovers. Farrell has an older brother, Eamon, Jr., and two sisters, Claudine and Catherine. Claudine works as his personal assistant.
6. When Farrell was 10, his family moved to the Dublin suburb of Castleknock.
7. Colin Farrell was educated at St. Brigid’s National School, followed by secondary school at Castleknock College, and then Gormanston College in County Meath.
8. He unsuccessfully auditioned for the Irish musical group Boyzone around this time.
9. Colin Farrell was inspired to try acting when Henry Thomas’ performance in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial moved him to tears.
10. With his brother’s encouragement, he attended the Gaiety School of Acting, dropping out when he was cast as Danny Byrne on Ballykissangel, a BBC drama about a young English priest who becomes part of an Irish rural community.
11. As an 18-year-old travelling in Sydney, he was at one time suspected for attempted murder.
12. The police sketch looked remarkably like him and he had even described blacking out during the night in question.
13. His only alibi was apparently a journal kept by his friend that explained the two had been across town that night, taking MDMA
14. Colin Farrell had roles in television shows and films, including Ballykissangel and Falling for a Dancer in 1998 and 1999.
15. He made his feature film debut in English actor Tim Roth’s directorial debut The War Zone, a drama about an incident of child abuse, starring Ray Winstone and Tilda Swinton as parents of a girl Farrell’s character (Nick) dates.
16. Colin Farrell also appeared in Ordinary Decent Criminal with Kevin Spacey and Linda Fiorentino, a film loosely based on the life of Martin Cahill.
17. In 2000, Farrell was cast in the lead role of Private Roland Bozz in Tigerland, an under-released film directed by American Joel Schumacher.
18. He reportedly got the part on the basis of his charm.
19. Emanuel Levy of Variety said that Farrell “shines as the subversive yet basically decent lad whose cynicism may be the only sane reaction to a situation”.
20. Michael Holden of The Guardian wrote that Farrell was “too much the hero” to fit the classic rebel archetype properly, but he did not mind. Tigerland earned $139,500
21. Colin Farrell’s next American films, American Outlaws (2001) and Hart’s War (2002), were not commercially successful.
22. His 2002–2003 films, including Phone Booth, The Recruit and S.W.A.T. (all thrillers, with the former two his first starring roles), were well received by critics and successful at the box office.
23. Of Phone Booth, Ebert wrote that it is “Farrell’s to win or lose, since he’s onscreen most of the time, and he shows energy and intensity”.
24. Philip French of The Observer praised Farrell’s performance.
25. In S.W.A.T., the actor starred in an ensemble cast including Samuel L. Jackson, Michelle Rodriguez, Olivier Martinez and Jeremy Renner; Renner became a friend. Alan Morrison of Empire wrote, “Farrell can usually be relied upon to bring a spark to the bonfire.
26.In 2007, Farrell joined other celebrities as a spokesman for the Special Olympics World Games in Shanghai, China.
27. He has also lent his support to the anti-bullying campaign Stand Up! organised by the Irish LGBT youth organisation BeLonG To in March 2012.
28. The actor appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show two years earlier to increase awareness of the subject.
29. In 2015 Farrell became an official Ambassador of the Homeless World Cup which uses street football to inspire homeless people to change their live
30. Colin met English actress and singer Amelia Warner at the premiere of Quills in 2000.
31. They dated from July to November 2001.
32. There was speculation that they married; of the experience, the actor said “Too fast, too young.”
33. Colin has a tattoo of Amelia`s name around his ring finger.
34. By the end of 2003 he was linked to singer Britney Spears, Playboy cover girl Nicole Narain, model Josie Maran and actresses Angelina Jolie, Maeve Quinlan and Demi Moore
35. Colin and Kim Bordenave became parents of a son, born in 2003, in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.
36. In October 2007 he said his son has Angelman syndrome, a rare genetic disorder characterised by intellectual and developmental delay, lack of speech and a happy, excitable demeanor.
37. From 2007 to 2008 the actor dated Muireann McDonnell, an Irish medical student
38. Farrell and British-American writer Emma Forrest dated for over a year, an experience she discusses in depth in her memoir Your Voice in My Head (focusing on her relationship with her therapist, who died unexpectedly); it is a planned film starring either Emily Blunt or Emma Watson, and Stanley Tucci, and directed by Francesca Gregorini.
39. According to Forrest, she and Farrell planned to have a child together before he ended the relationship.
40. Colin Farrell fathered his second child, a son born on 9 October 2009, with Polish actress Alicja Bachleda-Curuś.
41. His relationship with Bachleda-Curuś ended in mid-2010.
42. On 5 July 2016, Farrell’s father Eamon was married at the age of 73 to Eileen Pollard, a woman of Greek Cypriot descent.
43. The ceremony took place in Limassol, with Farrell flying in for the event.
44. In December 2005, Farrell checked into a rehabilitation treatment centre for addictions to recreational drugs and painkillers.
45. He spoke about it on the Late Show with David Letterman after coming out of reha and continued to do so in the years following. “There was an energy that was created,” he says of the time when he was addicted, “a character that was created, that no doubt benefited me. And then there was a stage where it all began to crumble around me