Colin Farrell

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Colin Farrell

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.

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lesliejhe

I really like this guy and I don't know why! Perhaps it's his "cutest boy in the eighth grade" looks or that his badboy antics can be enjoyed from afar! Every woman knows that types like him will not change and if you try to change them,(you can't) you find the thing you are attracted to is the same thing you can't live with!!! BADBOYS are best kept as snacks!

8 years 7 months ago
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Mary Camacho

OMG seriously i love him too bad...its soo weird he drives me crazy && i dont even now him.. i think i have serious problems:s!! i'd do anything for him i love his voice i love the way he is, his attitud its so amazing... it dazzles me! im serious, if i could know him i would be so nice with him ill love him till the end..:S:s:s i knoow that so f**king weird!! hahaha lol i get into the fashion life just because of him now im a model and im studying to be an actress he's my inspiration and i know its weird haha well i just wanted... i dont know how to say it in english (desahogarme)hahahah lol and its so funny i just imagine if colin read this he would say OMG this girl is a f**king freak but thats the truth :]!... and this s**t about colin farrel doesn't stop making noice in my head.. wtf:S im always thinking bout him well not all the time ...ok im writing too much info... ba byee and kisses to all*!

5 years 8 months ago
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Daniell5020

I can't believe it! just where the F**k did this one come from? 19 years old? she's a f**cking toodler!And make up your mind people, is she ethiopian or Nigerian??

6 years 7 months ago
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vem

I hate bachleda and her stupid boyfriend often fiance-to-split. She is an indiotic whore. f**ked and danced in New York and once she met farrell got pregnant quickly to get more famous, have easier and be perceived as serious. She wanted to have rights to stay in USA. This f**king whore dared to call her child after Superstar Best Topmodel Heidi Klum's baby Henry! She was asked for the favour through somebody from flavio briatore-Heidi's dauther's father but they were never in a relationship. .Heidi was dating him and got pregnant. She decided to give a birth to his child but he did not reveal any interest and/or commitment. Heidi hit his ambition by starting to date and soon marrying a worldwide Superstar Singer and Song Writer Seal. So that one digs Heidi, Her Husband an Their family the wells. That whore not only called her child Henry but got so excited that she and her empty, disgusting and moronic boyfriend, are constantly since years now mock' and ridicule' at Her. Those little and pathetic boors and f**king shameless tykes think they could lecture a Star like Heidi Klum. That Bitch dared to wear a silver dress with an angular cut on the front of the dress and stand posing like at a pageant showith her leg through the cut.Such a stupid whore. Since they picked it up they importune notoriousely to Heidi and Seal. Like they would like to be a match to those Stars and/or to soar at the expense of Theirs. She usually looks like a peasant at an aunts birthday party and him like a f**king easily getting excited dodger. She's got a penis face- it's looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong and uggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggly at all not only next to Heidi's. He looks like a gull and easy mark.Heidi has an amazing face and Her earnings reaches millions of dollars based on Her face! Her husband is very handsome and They present Themselves just great. They are real Stars and are rich at all. So They can lavish love and whatever Their 4 children would want.You better go back. Both of you. You have to wash to Heidi's and Seal's family and Themselves. Jestescie zeramy, absolutnie niczym. All of you freaks. f**k you.

3 years 3 weeks ago
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Richard

i hope colin stays off drinkong he is so good looking he can loose it all by drinking

5 years 11 months ago
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Lips,Teeth&Cheeks

Colin you are sooooooooooooooo damn sexy. I think of you all the time you are even in my dreams.Oh My!What we could do together. You have thoose sexy bedroom eyes. You take my breath away. You are such a good actor and I just LOVE all your movies. I LOVE the BADBOY in you don't change for anything I have a BADGIRL in me. Only if we could meet some day look out. We would steam up the cameras for sure!!! Look out HOLLYWOOD....

5 years 8 months ago
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Second Rising Sun

so i am here.what do you need me to say now?i didnt receive no topic today.but i am still here.more waiting?

5 years 8 months ago
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RICHARDCLARK

I THINK COLINFARRELL IS THE GREATEST HE PUTS BRAD PITT AND THAT LITTLE CREAP TOM CRUZ TO SHAME IF I WAS GAY COLIN WOULD BE THE REASON

7 years 12 months ago
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skateboard k

hey colly u rock my world bra, 4rm ur charms 2 ur behaviers, u r de man

7 years 10 months ago
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Daniell5020

Honestly people, what do we think about this?His new supposed ethiopian (or nigerian) girlfriend is 19 years old! first of all WHEN DID HE BECOME SINGLE??? and second of all....she's 19!!!And is it just me or is colin climbing further and further down the age scale?

6 years 7 months ago
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