Sunday, April 1, 2007

Collin Farrell

Name: Colin Farrell
Birth Name: Colin James Farrell
Height: 5' 10
Sex: M
Nationality: Irish
Birth Date: March 31, 1976
Birth Place: Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland
Profession: actor
Education: Gaiety Drama School in Dublin (dropped out)
Husband/Wife: Amelia Warner (actress; born on June 4, 1982; married on July 17, 2001; filed for divorced in November 2001)
Relationship: Kim Bordenave (model), Britney Spears (actress, musician; born on December 2, 1981)
Father: Eamon Farrell (Irish football player)
Mother: Rita Farrell
Uncle: Jim Farrell (Irish football player)
Son: born on September 12, 2003; mother: Kim Bordenave
Claim to fame: as Roland Bozz in Tigerland (2000)

He was born Colin James Farrell in the Castleknock area of Dublin, at the edge of Phoenix Park, on March 31st, 1976. The place was fairly well-to-do, a new money suburb, but Colin came from resolutely working-class stock.Colin's father Eamon and his uncle Tommy both played football for Shamrock Rovers. At their Sixties peak they were the Manchester United of Ireland. Colin was the youngest of four, his brother Eamon now running a performing arts school in Dublin, while sisters Catherine and Claudine have both popped up in Colin's movie productions.

Farrell studied acting at the Gaiety School of Drama in Dubin and has already established himself as a recognizable talent back home with a starring role in the BBC series Ballykissangel and Dierdre Purcell's miniseries Falling for a Dancer, in addition to a featured role in Tim Roth's directoral debut, The War Zone. Colin Farrell made his North American theatrical debut in the dramatic movie, "Tigerland," directed by Joel Schumacher. "Tigerland" followed a group of American soldiers as they prepared for the Vietnam War by participating in war games in the backwoods of Louisiana. Since then, Farrell's gone on to star in such diverse films as "The Recruit," opposite Al Pacino, and "Daredevil," where he played the role of the villain 'Bullseye' with devilish charm. He teamed up again with director Joel Schumacher for "Phone Booth," a movie that was delayed for many months due to the real-life sniper shootings in Washington. In "Phone Booth," Farrell portrayed a man pinned down in a phone booth by an unseen sniper.

Farrell also starred alongside Kevin Spacey in Thaddeus O'Sullivan's Dublin gangster movie, Ordinary Decent Criminal. It was Spacey who suggested him for the part after catching Farrell's riveting performance in the play, In a Little World of Our Own at the Donmar Warehouse in London. Farrell took on the role of Jesse James in American Outlaws. He also co-starred with Bruce Willis in Hart's War which was shot on location in Prague, Czech Republic. He also starred in Stephen Spielberg's Minority Report alongside Tom Cruise, Samantha Morton, and Max Von Sydow. Known for his quick wit, expletive-filled language, and devil-may-care attitude, Farrell has risen fast and as of 2003, is one of the most sought after actors in Hollywood.

2008 Dirt Music
2008 In Bruges
2007 Pride and Glory
2007 Cassandra's Dream
2007 I'm Not There: Suppositions on a Film Concerning Dylan
2006 Borgia
2006 Miami Vice
2006 Ask the Dust
2005 The New World
2004 A Home at the End of the World
2004 Alexander
2003 Phone Booth
2003 Kiss Me, Kate
2003 Daredevil
2003 The Recruit
2003 Kiss Me, Kate
2003 Veronica Guerin
2003 Intermission
2003 S.W.A.T.
2002 Minority Report
2002 Hart's War
2001 American Outlaws
2000 Tigerland
1999 Ballykissangel: Series 05
1999 Ordinary Decent Criminal
1999 The War Zone
1998 Falling for a Dancer
1997 Drinking Crude

[7 award(s)] [14 nomination(s)]

2004 : Won MTV Movie Award - Mexico
category Best Colin Farrell in a Movie (Mejor Colin Farrell en una Película) for S.W.A.T. (2003)

2003 : Won Audience Award
category Best Actor in a Film

2003 : Won MTV Movie Award
category Best Trans-Atlantic Breakthrough Performer

2003 : Won Teen Choice Award
category Choice Movie Villain for Daredevil (2003)

2002 : Won ALFS Award
category British Newcomer of the Year for Tigerland (2000)

2002 : Won Golden Goblet
category Best Actor for Hart's War (2002)

2000 : Won BSFC Award
category Best Actor for Tigerland (2000)

*Has three tattoos: one is the name "Millie," which is his former wife's nickname, on his left ring finger, the other are the words "Carpe Diem" and a black cross in his left forearm.
*His son, James, was born at a Los Angeles hospital and weighed 7lb. 9oz. The name was taken from his middle name.
*Has suffered from chronic insomnia that he had since the age of 12 and also had Trichotillomania, an impulse control disorder to pull out one's own hair.
*His favorite book is Irvin D. Yalom's "When Nietzsche Wept." Is Annette Ekblom's former son-in-law.
*His childhood idol was Al Pacino whom he later got the chance to work with in "The Recruit" (2003).
*Has the same date and month of birth with Brooke Shields, Clint Eastwood, the late Prince Rainier of Monaco, and French politician Henri Emmanuelli.
*Practiced soccer during his youth.
*His life was made into an unauthorized biography by Jane Kelly entitled "Colin Farrell: Living Dangerously."
*Is a good friend of Cillian Murphy.
*Was forced by his mother to take dancing lessons during his younger life once his brother, Eamon Farrell Jr., started them.
*Joined a play about Ned Kelly at The Performance Place, an open-air amateur drama spot in a park on Sydney's Cleveland Street.
*Appeared in a commercial for Cadbury.
*Had joined an audition for a member of Boyzone, but his attempt was unsuccessful.
*Had performed in the stage productions of "Blood Brothers", "Lady Windermere's Fan", and "Philadelphia, Here I Come" during his study at The Gaiety School of Acting.
*Encountered his London stage acting debut at the Donmar Warehouse when performing in "In a Little World of Our Own." There he was noticed by Kevin Spacey who asked him to join "Ordinary Decent Criminal" (2000).
*Was honored the title of Best Actor at the 2000 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards and the 2002 Shanghai International Film Festival.
*Met his former wife, Amelia Warner, for the first time at her film promotion of "Quills" (2000).
*Was lent a jet by Bruce Willis so that he could attend Dublin Film Festival after the filming of "Hart's War" (2002).
*Gained an AFLS Award for winning the British Newcomer of the Year category at London Critics Circle Film Awards in 2002 for his role in "Tigerland" (2000).
*Earned the 98th rank in Premiere's annual list of Power 100 in 2003.
*Was included in People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People list in 2003.
*Gained the 6th position in the list of The World's Sexiest Man of 2003 compiled by Company Magazine.
*Used his own Irish accent for the first time in an American movie through "Daredevil, The Movie" (2003).
*Received the Best Actor in a Film nomination at the 2003 IFTA Awards through his role in "S.W.A.T" (2003).
*Scored three nominations at the 2003 Teen Choice Awards for the categories of Choice Movie Actor-Drama.Action Adventure, Choice Movie Breakout Star-Male, and Choice Movie Liar. *Was named Best Trans-Atlantic Breakthrough Performer at MTV Movie Awards in 2003 for his role in "Phone Booth" (2003).
*Broke his ankle and wrist while filming battle scenes in "Alexander" (2004).
*Won an award for Best Colin Farrell in a Movie (Mejor Colin Farrell en una Película) through his role in "S.W.A.T" (2003) at the 2004 MTV Movie Awards, Mexico.
*Made a frontal nude scene in "A Home at The End Of The World" (2004) which shocked the film's test audiences. This scene then was removed, but later it was leaked on the Internet. *Entered a treatment center to overcome his addiction to prescription pain killers by December 2005.


admin said...

His first name is spelled with one "L".. Colin ;)