Colin Farrell (born May 31, 1976) is an Irish actor who has appeared in a string of Hollywood films including Daredevil, Miami Vice, Minority Report, Phone Booth, Alexander and S.W.A.T.
Early life: Colin Farrell was born in Castleknock, Dublin. He attended The Gaiety School of Acting, but dropped out and was cast in the part of Danny Byrne on Ballykissangel, a BBC television drama.
Career: After Ballykissangel, Farrell had a number of small parts in various TV shows and films and then in 2000, he was cast in the lead role of Private Roland Bozz in Tigerland.
He then went on to feature in a few commercially unsuccessful films, but 2003 proved more fruitful. Roles in Phone Booth, S.W.A.T. and The Recruit were all well received box office successes.
Farrell has also proved a successful supporting actor, giving well received performances with Tom Cruise in Minority Report (2002), and as Bullseye in Daredevil (2003).
After Daredevil, Farrell went on to appear in the title role of Alexander the Great in Oliver Stone's 2004 biopic Alexander, which received mixed reviews the world over.
Move forward to 2006 and success would enter when Colin appeared opposite Jamie Foxx in Michael Mann's action-crime film Miami Vice. The film was a box office success grossing a total of $163,557,986 worldwide.
Building on the success of Miami Vice, Farrell featured in Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream in 2007 and Martin McDonagh's In Bruges in 2008, both garnered positive reviews.
Personal life: Farrell married English actress Amelia Warner in July 2001 and divorced her four months later.
Farrell has a son, James (born September 12, 2003), with American model Kim Bordenave, from whom he has since separated.
In December 2005, Farrell voluntarily checked into a rehabilitation treatment centre for addictions to recreational drugs and painkillers.
Celebrity status: Farrell was named one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 2003. He was also voted 6th in the World's "Sexiest Man" contest by Company Magazine in that same year.
Trivia: His dad was a footballer who played for Shamrock Rovers FC.
Colin was a promising young football player for Dublin team, Castleknock Celtic, as a goalkeeper.
Farrell auditioned for the Irish group Boyzone when he was still unknown, but was unsuccessful.
He made a guest appearance on the US sit-com Scrubs as Billy, a charming Irishman who accompanies a man who he knocked out in a fight.
Long before the time of Harry Potter, wizards and witches still lived their lives in the muggle world as well as the wizarding world that was still governed by the ministry of magic.
Even though 'he who shall not be named' wasn't causing chaos for the wizards, they still had problems of their own. Largely these were monsters and beasts that come from far and distant lands. Newt Scamander is one particular wizard who is fascinated by these creators and when a selection of these terrible beasts are mistakenly released into the muggle world, Newt finds himself suddenly thrown into untrodden territory.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was originally written as a book by JK Rowling. The book studies 83 of these mystical creators all of which Newt has discovered.
British Actor/tv Star James Corden Will Be Named An Honorary Irishman At The Oscar Wilde Awards Next Year (16).
The Into the Woods star has been chosen by members of the U.S.-Ireland Alliance to receive the honour in recognition of his contributions to film and television.
The prize is usually given to entertainers with Irish roots, but it is occasionally handed to honorary Irishmen or Irishwomen.
"He deserves to be our 'honorary Irishman' this year just on the basis of the courage it takes to perform with some of the finest Irish dancers in the world," U.S.-Ireland Alliance president Trina Vargo says in a statement, referring to Corden's one-off gig with a Riverdance troupe filmed for his U.S. late night chat show in September (15).
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Colin Farrell has stopped having sex and has never been 'happier' for it.
Colin Farrell is reportedly embracing celibacy.
The 'Lobster' star, who recently admitted he has been single for six years, is said to have sworn off the opposite sex after taking up Buddhist chanting.
A source close to the former hard-partying heartthrob, who has sons James, 12, and Henry, six, from previous relationships, told US OK!: ''Some men Colin met at a Buddhist temple raved about the clarity that came from sex fasts.
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Colin Farrell's Quirky Romance Drama The Lobster Looks Set To Dominate The British Independent Film Awards (Bifas) After Receiving Seven Nominations.
The movie, about a world where single people are turned into animals if they do not find a mate, is up for Best British Independent Film, Best Actor for Farrell, Supporting Actor and Actress for Ben Whishaw and Olivia Colman respectively, Best Director for Yorgos Lanthimos, Best Screenplay and Best Producer.
The latest big screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's MACbeth, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, is also set to be a major contender at the awards show.
It is nominated for six prizes, including Best British Independent Film, acting nods for its leads, supporting actor Sean Harris and director Justin Kurzel.
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Irish star Colin Farrell is philosophical about acting awards.
Colin Farrell is philosophical about acting awards.
The Irish actor has been lauded for his starring role in 'The Lobster', but has revealed he doesn't get overly-concerned about winning gongs for his on-screen performances.
He shared: ''If the film is received well, and people go and see it and like it, that'd be amazing. Anything else, any of those awards things, they're fun: you obviously don't take them seriously. But if you completely go, 'It means nothing,' then ... it does mean nothing.
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Throwing a solid Hollywood cast into a surreal arthouse satire, acclaimed Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth) makes his English-language debut with a bang. This is a blackly comical parable about how it feels to be single in a society that only values couples. With its two-part structure it almost seems like two movies mashed together, exploring the topic in ways that are smart and revelatory, and utterly deranged. And the strikingly gifted actors bring it to life beautifully.
It's set in a remote hotel on the Irish coastline, where the recently divorced David (Colin Farrell) has gone to find a mate. Single people here have 45 days to find their perfect partner, or else they're transformed surgically into an animal of their choosing. David has opted to become a lobster, but is determined to find a wife. He watches as one guy (Ben Whishaw) fakes nosebleeds to appear more like a young woman (Jessica Barden). So David pretends to be something he isn't, but is caught by the hotel's imperious manager (Olivia Colman). He escapes into the woods, where he joins a desperate band of loners led by a fierce warrior (Lea Seydoux). There he falls for a woman (Rachel Weisz) who is short-sighted like he is, but romance is forbidden among the loners.
The filmmakers are inventively exploring some very real issues in society, which makes the story ring eerily true, no matter how relentlessly odd it gets. The script's action sequences sometimes feel a bit contrived, but they add to the characters' nagging sense of desperation as they're stuck in a world that simply won't accept them as they are. And it helps that the actors dive in without hesitation. Farrell has gained weight to play the middle-aged David, who had a happy life before being plunged into this nightmare. He's very easy to identify with, both in his awkward interaction and as he boils over in rage. Weisz adds a lusty, razor-sharp intelligence to her role. And Colman quietly steals the movie with her deadpan performance as the godlike hotel manager.
Sometimes this extreme satire feels rather on-the-nose, but it's also a powerfully provocative exploration of the way society forces people to comply, marginalising anyone who refuses to join the status quo. And Lanthimos is gifted at using comedy and emotion to deepen the characters and themes, digging beneath the surface while telling a story that's simply impossible to predict. So in the end, we're almost taken aback at the way all of this has wormed its way under our skin, revealing things about ourselves we thought we had suppressed. Especially the way we value or dismiss people around us based on factors that are utterly irrelevant.
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Hollywood star Colin Farrell has revealed he's been ''eating cheeseburgers for breakfast'' in preparation for 'The Lobster'.
Colin Farrell has been ''eating cheeseburgers for breakfast''.
The 39-year-old actor recently piled on the pounds to star opposite Rachel Weisz in the sci-fi comedy movie 'The Lobster' and Colin has revealed he ''ate like a fool'' in order to play the role.
Colin said: ''It was fun for about two days. And then I was over-eating cheeseburgers for breakfast. I ate like a fool, you know? Chocolates and biscuits beside the bed. I'd wake up at three in the morning and, with my eyes closed, just get eating.
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Rachel Weisz has compared her 'Lobster' co-star Colin Farrell to a ''chunky Elvis''.
The 45-year-old actress stars alongside the Hollywood heartthrob in the sci-fi comedy 'The Lobster', but has revealed she thinks of her Irish co-star in a different context to most moviegoers, after he piled on the pounds for the role of David.
She said: ''He had to eat a lot of rice for the role. To me he's always going to be chunky Dave. He's got this incredible sweetness in the film, because you're not distracted by the Adonis. You can see his soul.''
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Hollywood star Colin Farrell has revealed he was attracted to the ''awkwardness'' of 'The Lobster'.
Colin Farrell was attracted to the ''awkwardness'' of 'The Lobster'.
The 39-year-old actor stars opposite Rachel Weisz in the Yorgos Lanthimos-directed sci-fi comedy, in which finding love is a matter of life of death, and has revealed that the unique nature of the script convinced him to accept the role.
He shared: ''It was just so unusual, man. There's such an awkwardness to it, and such a lack of convention to it. And it's a very extreme world and very total world.
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'The Lobster' actor Colin Farrell has claimed online dating is narcissistic.
Colin Farrell thinks online dating is ''narcissistic''.
The 39-year-old actor stars alongside Rachel Weisz in the new sci-fi movie 'The Lobster', in which finding love is a matter of life and death, and the Hollywood star has admitted to feeling bemused by the growing obsession with online dating.
Colin said: ''The idea of choosing someone based on them being the exact same as you ... is a rather narcissistic approach to things. And yet that's what a lot of the internet dating is, 'These are my interests. Do you share the same interests? Well, let's go and share our interests together.'
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Colin Farrell , Rachel Weisz - BFI London Film Festival Dare Gala Premiere of 'The Lobster' held at the Vue West End - Arrivals at Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 13th October 2015
Date of birth
31st May, 1976