Colin Farrell. biography
Colin James Farrell was born on May 31, 1976, in Dublin, Ireland and first took advantage of his looks as a model at the age of 19.
Soon after entering the Hollywood scene with a minor role in the TV series Ballykissangel (1998-1999), Colin’s career took off when he landed his first substantial role as Private Roland Bozz in Tigerland (2000).
Colin then portrayed Jesse James in American Outlaws (2001) prior to co-starring alongside Bruce Willis in the war drama Hart’s War (2002) and later next to Tom Cruise in Minority Report (2002) for which he earned a $2.5 million paycheck.
That same year, Colin began assuming the lead role alongside some of Hollywood’s most well known actors such as Al Pacino in The Recruit (2003), Samuel L. Jackson in S.W.A.T. (2003), Angelina Jolie in Alexander (2004), Jamie Foxx in Miami Vice (2006), Edward Norton in Pride and Glory (2008), Jeff Bridges in the award-winning drama Crazy Heart (2009), and Jennifer Aniston in Horrible Bosses (2011).
Also around this time, in 2005, Colin filed a lawsuit attempting to prevent a sex tape from becoming public and later voluntarily checked into a rehabilitation center stemming from his addiction to painkillers.
In 2012, Colin starred in the sci-fi flick Total Recall and the crime comedy Seven Psychopaths (2012) alongside Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell.
Colin’s most recent projects include, the crime drama Dead Man Down (2013), the animated flick Epic (2013), the biopic dramedy Saving Mr. Banks (2013) with Tom Hanks, the drama Miss Julie (unknown release date), the fantasy flick Winter’s Tale (2014) alongside Will Smith and Jennifer Connelly, and the mystery thriller Solace (2014).
Did you know…
- He has a fear of flying
- He speaks German and French fluently
- He was born premature, weighing only 1 lb. 6 oz. at birth
- He reportedly smoked over six packs of cigarettes on the set of Phone Booth
- He hates to watch his own movies