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Colin James Farrell  /  Born in Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland

Colin James Farrell (born 31 May 1976) is an Irish film actor. He appeared on the BBC's Ballykissangel in 1998, made his film debut in the Tim Roth-directed The War Zone a year later and was discovered by Joel Schumacher for Tigerland (2000). He then starred in Schumacher's Phone Booth (2002) and the American thrillers S.W.A.T. and The Recruit (both 2003), establishing his international box-office appeal. During that time, he also appeared in

Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report (2002) and as the villain Bullseye in Daredevil (2003). After starring in the independent films Intermission (2003) and A Home at the End of the World (2004) he headed Oliver Stone’s biopic Alexander (2004) and the Terrence Malick Pocahontas movie, The New World (2005).

Work in Michael Mann’s Miami Vice, the adaptation of John Fante's Ask the Dust (both 2006) and Woody Allen’s Cassandra's Dream (2007) followed, underscoring Farrell's popularity among Hollywood writers and directors; however, it was for his role in Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges (2008) that he received a Golden Globe Award. More recently, he co-starred in the Fright Night (2011) and Total Recall (2012) remakes and McDonagh's second feature, Seven Psychopaths (2012). Farrell also starred with Noomi Rapace in the Niels Arden Oplev-directed action film Dead Man Down, and as Travers Goff in Saving Mr. Banks (both in 2013). In 2014, Farrell starred as Peter Lake in Winter's Tale, an adaptation of the novel of the same name.

A favourite with film critics such as Peter Bradshaw, Manohla Dargis and Roger Ebert during the 2000s, Farrell developed a reputation as a lothario and dated numerous women. He has two sons: one with model Kim Bordenave and another with his Ondine costar, Alicja Bachleda-Curuś.

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