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Name: Colin Farrell
DOB: 31 May 1976
Birth Place: Dublin, Ireland
Claim to fame: Bad boy Irish actor
- Colin’s dad was a footballer who played for Shamrock Rovers FC
- He unsuccessfully auditioned for the band Boyzone
- Colin once starred in Ballykissangel
- He propositioned 70-year old actress Dame Eileen Atkins for no strings sex
After unsuccessfully auditioning for Boyzone, the Hollywood bad boy and sex tape star who just loves the craic attended The Gaiety School of Acting, but dropped out to star in his first big TV role in Ballykissangel! Colin’s first movie roles in war flicks Tigerland and Hart’s War gained him some attention and firmly established his wannabe tough guy image from the get-go.
Colin’s breakthrough came with 2002’s Phone Booth, an action thriller that scored big at the box office. He stuck to taut action thrillers like Minority Report and S.W.A.T. before making the transition to historical epics with The New World and Alexander, a film notable for Colin’s utterly horrific hair.
Now a firmly established Hollywood leading man, he’s mixed things up a little with the odd Irish-made indie flick, and branched out into comedy of the dark variety in 2011’s Horrible Bosses and In Bruges, for which he won his first Golden Globe.
Colin’s as much a star for his performances off-screen as he is on. A womaniser of the highest order, he’s dated a string of A-list babes, including Britney, Paris, Elle Macpherson and Salma Hayek. An apparent sex-addict he’s fathered two children, starred in a Playboy bunny sex tape, battled prescription drug addiction, slapped a restraining order on a crazy stalker, befriended Elizabeth Taylor during her last days on earth, and propositioned the 70-year old actress Eileen Atkins for no-strings sex. Proving that it is possible for a man called Colin to lead an exciting life.