Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell


5/31/1976, Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland

Birth Name

Colin James Farrell



Also Known As

Colin James Farrell, Col Farrell, Colin J. Farrell, Colin Farrel
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Colin James Farrell was born prematurelyin Castleknock, Dublin to Rita Monaghan and Eamonn Farrell, has two sisters, Claudine and Catherine, and a brother, Eamonn Jr. Farrell was educated at Castleknock College and Gormanstown College. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he was a promising young soccer player…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Colin suffers from aviophobia (fear of flying).

    • In 2003, Colin was voted 6th in 'The World's Sexiest Man of 2003' in Company magazine.

    • Colin is trilingual. He can speak German, French and English.

    • Colin's favorite book is "When Nietzsche Wept" by Irvin D. Yalom.

    • Colin is 5' 11".

    • Colin is said to have a large penis… and in the movie Alexander, a scene where they showed him naked from the front was removed because test audiences reported they were too distracted by his penis to be able to focus on the actual movie.

    • In 2006 Colin was dropped from the lead role in a biopic about Bob Dylan and replaced by Heath Ledger. No official reason was given, just that the director, Todd Haynes, changed his mind at the last moment.

    • Colin hates to watch his own movies, they make him very nervous.

    • Colin's performance as Alexander the Great was heavily criticized, with particular attention given to his peroxided hair and strong Irish accent.

    • Colin said that his manager would kill him if he would pick another gay role. He was a gay/bi character in 'A Home at the end of the World' (2004) and in 'Alexander' (2004).

    • Colin's mother forced him to take dancing lessons once his brother, Emmon Farrell Jr., started them.

    • While growing up, Colin wanted to become a soccer player just like his father.

    • In 2005, Jamie Foxx swore "never to drink again" after a 12-hour drinking session with Colin.

    • In July 2001, Colin Marries English actress 'Amelia Warner' in a Pacific island resort. In November 2001 he files for divorce.

    • Colin's brother paid the entrance fee (£20) to the Gaiety School of Drama in 1996.

    • In July 2005, Colin sued his former girlfriend, Nicole Narain, adult Internet company Internet Commerce Group (ICG), and porn producer David Hans Schmidt over the rights to a nearly-fifteen minute sex tape that Farrell had made with Narain in 2003.

    • Colin sparked gay rumors in 2005 when he was caught giving a relatively brief kiss to Argentinian soccer player 'Diego Maradona', on the mouth, in a Buenos Aires bar.

    • In December 2005, Colin voluntarily checked into a treatment center for dependency to prescription painkillers.

    • Crew and cast members of Phone Booth reported him smoking over six packs of cigarettes a day.

    • Colin was born prematurely and weighed only 1 lb. 6 oz. at birth.

    • Colin's idol Al Pacino called him "the best actor of his generation."

    • Colin's sister Claudine Farrell is also his personal assistant.

    • Colin is recently working on his new film Pride and Glory.

    • He was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2003.

  • Quotes

    • Colin: There's something very basic about rubbing honey on your skin and going steaming with a bunch of strange Russian men.

    • Colin: I'm in no hurry to get anywhere. I don't have any plans. I don't have a map. If you did in this business, you'd destroy yourself

    • Colin: Ah, I know what the important things are in life. I know that, just because I pretend to be someone else for two hours doesn't make me a better person than the next man. So, I know those things. Simple things.

    • Colin: I'm fairly low-maintenance. Packet of smokes and a few pints and I'm a happy man.

    • Colin: I miss the people, the pubs, the canal, fish and chips - curry sauce on the side - cheese and nachos with jalapeno peppers in the UGC theaters in Tallaght. And I miss the seasons. I miss the grayness, the leaves on the ground. It could be a little bit more overcast in L.A. I find too much sun depressing.

    • Colin: I'm not really a rebel, but I take chances. I have a good time, and I live life the way I want to live it.

    • Colin: Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me.

    • Colin: I'm just a true Irish boy at heart. I'm just myself, I stick by my guns and I treat people the way I think they should be treated, regardless of their status. And I just have a laugh.

    • Colin: I get no kicks from going to the gym. It doesn't do it for me. Never has. Some people enjoy working out. But that's never done it for me. In the past, I'd breathe in heavily between takes. I sucked it in and did a take. That way it doesn't hurt the beer consumption at all.

    • Colin: I go "You know what, who gives - who cares?" And if somebody does, that's their prerogative.

    • Colin: I have had an amazing 21/2 years, But if it all ends tomorrow, gawd, have I got stories for my friends and for my kids someday. And I've got it on film.

    • Colin: There was no time for long, meaningful pauses for the camera. My head was melted at the end of it. I had a great time. I smoked 120 cigarettes a day, I was a nervous wreck and I loved it.

    • Colin: I've given up a lot of things in my life and kissing strangers is one of them!

    • Colin: Maybe finding love is an impossibility. I've been lucky enough in my life to have been in love a few times. I've felt how wonderful it is and how hard it can be to be in love.

    • Colin: We took about two months of salsa lessons and it was fun, but I felt like a prick at the start. Of course, it was in a dance studio with mirrors everywhere to remind me of how much I looked like a prick not just felt like one. But anything that's not in the realm of your existence, helps you as an actor.

    • Colin (on his son, James): I have found a love that I never though I'd find through my son. It's a bizarre feeling to know that nothing can come between us.

    • Colin: I still think I'm Peter Pan. I still don't want to grow up, so I'd never say anything is for good, but I have a newfound appreciation for life. Not that I was suicidal, but I never had that much of a will to live a long life, although there were plenty of reasons: my two sisters, my brother, my mother, my friends, my work. I had just decided not to look at them. But now, through the birth and existence of my son, I want to be alive for a long time and watch him grow up, be his best friend and his father, and hang around with him. He is the greatest priority in my life.

    • Colin: I haven't had a drink in six months, so I'm certainly not going out drinking 'till five in the morning now. It just caught up with me. I got my arse handed to me on a plate. It was a long time coming.

    • Colin: Love sounds like a beautiful idea, but it comes with a lot of responsibility and a lot of pressures. It's kind of better for me right now, for whatever reason at 30, to be on my own. But sure, some day it would be nice, if I met the right person…

    • Colin: I took some time off after Miami Vice, for the first time in six or seven years. I got to step back and have a look at what I've been through, at the life that I've created and where I want to go. It was a metaphorical deep breath. I needed it.