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Former son-in-law of actress Annette Ekblom and Alun Lewis. (

Auditioned to become a member of the Irish boyband, Boyzone, but was turned down. (

Cedric Gauthier wrote song "I wanna be Colin Farrell". (

When he and his In Bruges (2008) co-star Brendan Gleeson both got nominated for Golden Globes, he bet Brendan twenty dollars that he [Colin] would win if any of them won at all. Farrell indeed won the Golden Globe. (

Played the part of Steve Hart in Kelly's Reign in Australia (

Was a line dancing instructor in a nightclub in Limerick called Docs (now known as Trinity Rooms). (

Was originally considered for the role of Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the 2003 film adaptation of the Daredevil (2003) comic while Ben Affleck, who ultimately played Murdock, was originally considered for the part of Bullseye (Farrell's character). (

Ranked #98 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. It is his first appearance on the list. (

Former son-in-law of actress Annette Ekblom. (

Weighed 1 lb. 6 oz. at birth. (

Shares his birthday with Brooke Shields, Clint Eastwood, the late Prince Rainier of Monaco, and French politician Henri Emmanuelli. (

Speaks German and French. (

Was accompanied by Britney Spears to the S.W.A.T. (2003) US- premiere. (

Treated for exhaustion and dependency on prescription medication in December 2005. The medication was prescribed to the actor after a back injury, publicist Danica Smith said in a written statement, which revealed Farrell had checked himself into an undisclosed treatment center. "No other comments (are) to be made at this time," the statement said. (

Irish citizen. (

Voted 6th in 'The World's Sexiest Man of 2003' in Company magazine. (

Colin & Kim have decided to call their new baby James, which is actually Colin's middle name. (

His son James has Angelman Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. (unknown)

Resides in Dublin and Los Angeles. (unknown)

His acting idols and influences are Al Pacino, Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Clint Eastwood, James Caan, and Marlon Brando. (unknown)

Unauthorised biography by Jane Kelly: "Colin Farrell: Living dangerously". (unknown)

Played soccer during his youth. (unknown)

His idol Al Pacino called him "the best actor of his generation." (unknown)

Daredevil (2003) marks the first time he has been able to use his own Irish accent in an American movie. (unknown)

Auditioned to become a member of the Irish boyband, "Boyzone", but was turned down. (unknown)

He has two tattoos on his left forearm. The first one is the words "Carpe Diem" (Latin for "Seize the day"). Beside this tattoo there is a second tattoo, which is a black cross. (unknown)

On his left ring finger, above the knuckle he has the name "Millie" tattooed. "Millie" was a nickname for his first wife, Amelia Warner. (unknown)

He says that growing up, one of his childhood idols was Al Pacino. He got the chance to work opposite his hero in The Recruit (2003) (an experience he described as "scary as hell to work opposite a legend," even though he says Pacino was one of the kindest men he`d ever met and says they still hang out together). (unknown)

One of his favourites books is "When Nietzsche wept" by Irvin D. Yalom. (unknown)

He has suffered from chronic insomnia since he was 12 years old. (unknown)

His girlfriend, model Kim Bordenave, gave birth to a 7lb. 9oz. baby boy called James Padraig. He was born on Friday September 12th, 2003 in a Los Angeles hospital. (unknown)

His mother, Rita, forced him to take dancing lessons once his brother, Emmon Farrell Jr., started them. Emmon Jr. also got him into acting by attending an acting school and later recommending it to Colin. (unknown)

Named one of People Magazine`s 50 Most Beautiful People in 2003. (unknown)

His sister Claudine Farrell is also his personal assistant. (unknown)

The youngest of the four children, he has one brother and two sisters: Catherine Farrell and Claudine Farrell. (unknown)

Dropped out of the Gaiety Drama School in Dublin and a few months later auditioned for a part in "Ballykissangel" (1996) and was successful. (unknown)

Son of Irish football player, Eamon Farrell. (unknown)

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