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Colin Farrell Trivia: 15 Facts About the Famous Irish Actor

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Trivia for the Golden Globe winning Irish actor Colin Farrell, featuring his movies, directors, co-stars and other trivia.

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1. Popular Irish actor Colin Farrell was born in 1976, in Dublin, Ireland.

2. His full name is Colin James Farrell.

3. He stands at 5' 10" (1.78 m), which is the same height as another popular Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers (King Henry of the Tudors). They even appeared in the same movie, Alexander, together.

4. Colin Farrell was married once. He married English actress Amelia Warner, though the marriage didn’t even last a year.

5. In 2009, he won Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy or Drama for his performance in the movie In Bruges.

6. He worked with Hollywood’s prominent directors such as Oliver Stone (Alexander), Joel Schumacher (Phonebooth, Tigerland), Terry Gilliam (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) Michael Mann (Miami Vice), Steven Spielberg (Minority Report) and Woody Allen (Cassandra’s Dream).

7. He appeared in an episode of the TV comedy series Scrubs.

8. He has been appearing on the screen since 1996.

9. His The Recruit co-star Al Pacino finds him truly talented.

10. He worked with father and son Sutherlands – he co-starred with Kiefer Sutherland in Phonebooth, and with Donald Sutherland in Ask the Dust.

11. His roles include a cop, a dirty cop, an ex con wanting to quit, a hit man (In Bruges), soldier, S.W.A.T. team member, a fisherman thinking he caught a mermaid, a salesman who cheated on his wife and got trapped in a phone booth by a psychotic killer, a new C.I.A agent forced to question the loyalties of the C.I.A agent he has fallen for, Jesse James and more.

12. He thinks working out is boring as hell.

13. He has used Irish, English and American accents in his films.

14. In 2010’s Golden Globes, host Ricky Gervais feigned seriousness when he said that he was sick of stereotypes and that Irish people shouldn’t be known as rowdy drunks who swear a lot. And since Farrell loves drinking and swearing a lot, the audience cracked up when Gervais announced Farrell as the next host, right after his statement.

15. His co-stars include Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Anthony Hopkins, Rosario Dawson, Christopher Plummer, Jared Leto (Alexander), Jamie Foxx (Miami Vice), Al Pacino, Bridget Moynahan (The Recruit), Salma Hayek, Donald Sutherland, (Ask the Dust), Katie Holmes, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Radha Mitchell (Phonebooth), Bruce Willis, Terrence Howard (Hart’s War), Tom Cruise, Samantha Morton (Minority Report),Christian Bale (The New World), Ralph Fiennes (In Bruges), Keira Knightley, David Thewlis, Anna Friel, Ben Chaplin, Ray Winstone (London Boulevard), Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart), Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner (Daredevil), Johnny Depp, Heath Ledger, Jude Law (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), Noah Emmerich, Edward Norton, and Jon Voight (Pride and Glory), Ewan McGregor (Cassandra’s Dream),Michelle Rodriguez, Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J ( S.W.A.T.), Scott Caan, Ali Larter (American Outlaws), Kevin Spacey (Ordinary Decent Criminal), Cillian Murphy (Intermission).


resources: imdb.com

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