Irish actor Colin Farrell, James was born in Dublin in 1976, on 31 May. His parents, a professional football player and owner of a packaging factory Eamon Farrell and housewife Rita, at the time of his birth, already had three children, two girls and a boy. Colin was 10 years old when his family moved from Dublin to his village of Castleknock, where he attended the first school, and then college.
Young Farrell was quite different stroptiv and good behavior, preferring to visit classes visiting the bars with friends and petty shoplifting. When he was 17, he got into a fight with his teacher and was expelled from school, and then spent a year in Australia.
Colin Farrell - the beginning of a stellar career
After returning Farrell started attending acting school. His first tiny role he played in the 1996 movie "The Disappearance of Finbar."
Soon Farrell dropped out of acting and for a while appeared in advertising. He then played minor roles in the theater Donmar Warehouse, which did not bring him much success, but was introduced to Kevin Spacey, who began to recommend it to film producers.
Farrell noticed on the screen in 1999, when the screens out the psychological thriller "The War Zone", which became the directorial debut of Tim Roth. At the same time, Farrell worked in television, acting in series.
Colin Farrell - gaining popularity
In 2000, under the patronage of Kevin Spacey, Colin played in the movie "Ordinary Decent Criminal", which had a very strong cast, but failed at the box office and was crushed by the critics. However, in the same 2000 the actor starred in the anti-war film by Joel Schumacher, "Tigerland" about the life of the new recruits in a military camp before being sent to Vietnam. It was after this role, the actor noticed criticism.
This was followed by roles in "American Heroes" (2001), "Hart's War" (2002). Last earned him the award of the Shanghai Film Festival.
2002 brought him a role in Steven Spielberg's "Minority Report," which became an important cinema event of the year and grossed 358 million dollars and a lot of prestigious film awards.
Colin Farrell - the most notable roles
One of the most striking works is the role of Joel Schumacher in the thriller "Phone Booth" (2003). Overall, the year was for the actor's most successful as it brought him a job once in 5 successful films: "The Recruit," "Daredevil," "Hunting for Veronica", "SWAT SWAT", "Break" (this work was awarded by the Irish Film and Television Academy). Another brilliant work of Farrell - Film romance "A Home at the End of the World" (2004), for which he was nominated for the award in the IFTA.
Oliver Stone's epic "Alexander," starring Colin in 2005, despite a stellar cast, did not become successful and nearly recouped the cost of their shooting. Farrell himself after this film was even nominated for an anti-award "Golden Raspberry" as the worst actor of the year. More successful was for Colin's crime drama "Pride and Glory" (2006). In 2008, the actor won the "Golden Globe" for the comedy "In Bruges."
Colin Farrell - personal life
In 2001, Colin Farrell, and had married actress Amelia Warner, and to divorce her. In 2003, the Canadian model Kim Bordeneyv they gave birth to son James Patreyga. However, Kim Farrell also separated, although not from the son refused, and still believes, that James became a godsend. In 2007, it became known that James found Angelman Syndrome.
In 2009, Farrell was the second time his father: he had a son actress Alicja Bachleda-Tsurush, with whom he struck up a relationship during the filming of the picture "Ondine" in 2008. However, and with it the actor failed to build relations.
In March 2011, there were rumors about the relationship of Colin and singer Rihanna, however, they have not been confirmed.
Colin Farrell - Interesting Facts
Colin Farrell in 2003, was included in People magazine fifty most beautiful people in the world, and he found himself in sixth place in the list of men whom the magazine Company is considered the sexiest in the world.
Farrell has two tattoos that adorn his left forearm, one has the shape of a cross, and the second is a catch phrase in Latin.
Farrell is a personal assistant to his sister Claudine.
In 2012, Farrell took second place in the top thirty men who JOY magazine considers the most "hot".
Colin Farrell - day today
Today, Colin Farrell is negotiating over the role of Sir Lancelot in a film about the adventures of the legendary King Arthur.