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Also Known As: Colin James Farrell Died:
Born: May 31, 1976 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Castleknock, Dublin, IE Profession: actor

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One of Ireland's most prominent exports, actor Colin Farrell made his presence on American shores known with a strong turn in Joel Schumacher's antiwar drama, "Tigerland" (2000) followed by an equally mesmerizing turn opposite superstar Tom Cruise in "Minority Report" (2002). A notorious troublemaker who liked to drink, smoke and start fights, Farrell quickly became famous as much for his late-night carousing, as for his acting. Within two short years of being on Hollywood's radar, he was starring in big budget features like "The Recruit" (2003), "Alexander" (2004) and "Miami Vice" (2006), though most of his films - particularly the ones in which he was employed as lead - were more amplified because of his rambunctious reputation than for any success at the box office. Despite having trouble opening films, Farrell enjoyed being in the spotlight, even though that sometimes meant tabloid headlines, namely for a high-profile excursion to rehab and the embarrassment of having intimate moments spread across the Internet via a sex tape. He bounced back nicely, however, with an acclaimed performance as a contract killer in "In Bruges" (2008), and finally enjoyed some box office success with "Horrible...

One of Ireland's most prominent exports, actor Colin Farrell made his presence on American shores known with a strong turn in Joel Schumacher's antiwar drama, "Tigerland" (2000) followed by an equally mesmerizing turn opposite superstar Tom Cruise in "Minority Report" (2002). A notorious troublemaker who liked to drink, smoke and start fights, Farrell quickly became famous as much for his late-night carousing, as for his acting. Within two short years of being on Hollywood's radar, he was starring in big budget features like "The Recruit" (2003), "Alexander" (2004) and "Miami Vice" (2006), though most of his films - particularly the ones in which he was employed as lead - were more amplified because of his rambunctious reputation than for any success at the box office. Despite having trouble opening films, Farrell enjoyed being in the spotlight, even though that sometimes meant tabloid headlines, namely for a high-profile excursion to rehab and the embarrassment of having intimate moments spread across the Internet via a sex tape. He bounced back nicely, however, with an acclaimed performance as a contract killer in "In Bruges" (2008), and finally enjoyed some box office success with "Horrible Bosses" (2011). Regardless of his dubious infamy and lack of consistent commercial hits, the charming Farrell was nonetheless one of the most compelling talents to emerge from the Emerald Isle.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Warcraft (2016)
2.
 Lobster, The (2015)
3.
 Winter's Tale (2014)
4.
 Solace (2014)
5.
 Miss Julie (2014)
6.
 Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
7.
 Dead Man Down (2013)
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 Total Recall (2012)
10.
 Burma Soldier (2011)
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Milestones close milestones

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Raised in Castleknock, Ireland
1993:
Lived in Australia for one year
1997:
Made feature acting debut in "Drinking Crude"; premiered at the Dublin Film Festival
1998:
Acted in the British miniseries "Falling for a Dancer"; aired in the U.S. on Romance Classics
1998:
Landed regular role of Danny Byrne on popular Irish TV series "Ballykissangel" (billed as Colin Farrel)
1998:
Made London stage acting debut at the Donmar Warehouse, playing a semi-autistic teenager in "In a Little World of Our Own"
2000:
Breakthrough screen role, the cocky recruit Bozz in Joel Schumacher's "Tigerland"
2001:
Portrayed Jesse James in "American Outlaws"
2002:
Cast as a WWII soldier captured by the Germans who must defend a fellow prisoner accused of murder in "Hart's War"
2002:
Acted with Tom Cruise in Steven Spielberg's "Minority Report"
2003:
Reteamed with Schumacher for "Phone Booth"
2003:
Co-starred with Al Pacino in "The Recruit"
2003:
Along with Samuel L. Jackson, co-starred in the action feature "S.W.A.T."
2003:
Cast as the villain Bullseye opposite Ben Affleck in "Daredevil"
2004:
Cast as a work obsessed thug in the feature "Intermission"
2004:
Co-starred with Robin Wright Penn in "A Home at the End of the World," based on the novel by Michael Cunningham
2004:
Cast as Alexander the Great opposite Angelina Jolie and Anthony Hopkins in Oliver Stone's epic "Alexander"
2005:
Starred in Terrence Malick's "The New World" as English explorer John Smith
2006:
Co-starred with Salma Hayek in the Robert Towne directed "Ask the Dust"
2006:
Portrayed Det. James "Sonny" Crockett opposite Jamie Foxx in Michael Mann's "Miami Vice," a feature based on the popular 1980s cop show
2008:
Co-starred with Ewan McGregor as down-on-their-luck brothers in Woody Allen's "Cassandra's Dream"
2008:
Played an Irish contract killer opposite Brendan Gleeson in Martin McDonagh directed "In Bruges"
2009:
Replaced the deceased Heath Ledger, portraying transformations of Ledger's character in Terry Gilliam's "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus"
2010:
Starred as an Irish fisherman who discovers a woman in his fishing net who he believes to be a mermaid in Neil Jordan's fantasy drama "Ondine"
2010:
Played a tough Russian inmate in Peter Weir's "The Way Back"
2011:
Co-starred as Jason Sudeikis' boss in the comedy "Horrible Bosses"
2011:
Played a vampire in the remake of "Fright Night"
2012:
Starred in Len Wiseman's remake of the sci-fi classic "Total Recall"
2012:
Cast in ensemble crime comedy "Seven Psychopaths," directed by Martin McDonagh
2013:
Starred in neo-noir crime thriller "Dead Man Down"
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Education

Gaiety School of Acting: -

Notes

Not to be confused with the British character actor of the same name.

"I suppose the obvious similarity between Danny and me is age. It's not a complex character. It's just a young fella who's ended up in a place where he has never been before and he's dealing with a new place and new people. I've done that myself. I've lived in Australia for a year with a couple of mates when I was seventeen, so you can relate to it fairly easily."---Farrell on his role of Danny Byrne in the British TV show "Ballykissangel" as quoted on the BBC Web site The Ballykissangel Examiner

"I've worked with so many young people starting off in this business. Some, I worried very much about what success would do to them. I'm not worried about Colin. There's such a basis of a strong family and character there that whatever vicissitudes he goes through, he'll come through fine."---Director Joel Schumacher told USA Weekend, February 8-10, 2002

"I know what's important at the end of the day, and it's not a set of car keys, or a red carpet under your soles."---Colin Farrell

"A girl not returning your phone calls or spreading rumors about you, that's not girl trouble, just a pain in the ass. But to fall in love, that's girl trouble."---Farrell quoted in US Weekly, February 17, 2003

"I love the pints and I love good times and laughter and singing a song and being with people. There's nothing like it. If I'm not going to enjoy this life, just give it to someone else." Farrell on being a serious partyer US Weekly, April 14, 2003

"I don't ever want to start censoring myself. It would take away the fun of living."---Farrell quoted in People, May 12, 2003

"I really don't want that much. A few beers, a packet of smokes and I'm a happy fucking boy."---Farrell quoted in Playboy, March 2003

Was one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2003

"I've made a career built on fear. The fear that people are going to miss the boat. I got paid more money after 'Tigerland' than I should have gotten paid. And more money for 'Hart's War' after that, and 'Phone Booth' after that, because people go... " "No, he's gonna hit at some stage; we just wanna be the ones to make him hit." "Offer him that? But he's only done." "F--- it! Someone else will give it to him!"---Farrell to EW, July 23, 2004

"That's the one thing you question: Why me? Is it just so I can sleep with as many woman as I want or go on a flash holiday? Or is it to try and really do some good work, some stories that will stay around?"---Colin Farrell quoted in GQ, November 2004.

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Amelia Warner. Actor. Born c. 1982; married in Tahiti in July 2001; separated in November 2001; divorced in March 2002.
companion:
Kim Bordenave. Together as of spring 2003; no longer together; mother of his son James.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Eamonn Farrell. Athlete. Played Irish football for the Shamrock Rovers.
mother:
Rita Farrell.
uncle:
Tommy Farrell. Athlete. Played Irish football with the Shamrock Rovers.
sister:
Claudine Farrell. Farrell's assistant.
sister:
Catherine Farrell.
brother:
Eamonn. Operates a Dublin drama school.
son:
James Farrell. Born September 12, 2003; mother Kim Bordenave.
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