Colin Farrell

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In 2007, Farrell joined other celebrities to become an official games spokesman for the Special Olympics World Games in Shanghai, China.
In 2007, Farrell joined other celebrities to become an official games spokesman for the Special Olympics World Games in Shanghai, China.

In 2007, Farrell joined other celebrities to become an official games spokesman for the Special Olympics World Games in Shanghai, China.

Colin James Farrell (born 31 May 1976) is an Irish actor. In 2008 he received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his role in In Bruges.

Colin Farrell was born in Dublin, the son of Rita (née Monaghan), a housewife, and Eamon Farrell, a footballer who played for Shamrock Rovers F.C. and owned a company importing and exporting canned goods in . He was raised as a . He was inspired to try acting after being brought to tears while watching E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Farrell unsuccessfully auditioned for the Irish group Boyzone when he was still .

Farrell was named one of People magazine's “50 Most Beautiful People” in 2003. He was also voted sixth in the World's “Sexiest Man” contest by Company magazine that same year

In December 2005, Farrell voluntarily checked into a rehabilitation treatment center for addictions to recreational drugs and painkillers.His publicist commented that Farrell had started taking painkillers due to a back injury.

In July 2006, Farrell filed a lawsuit suing his former girlfriend, Playboy model Nicole Narain, and the Internet Commerce Group (ICG) over the unauthorised public distribution of a 14-minute sex tape that Farrell made with Narain in 2003. It was leaked to ICG who tried to release it publicly. A Los Angeles judge issued an injunction barring the sale, distribution, or display of the tape.

Colin Farrell's Filmography (movie list)

2013 Winter's Tale
2013 Dead Man Down
2012 Seven Psychopaths
2012 Total Recall
2011 Fright Night
2011 Horrible Bosses
2011 My Least Favorite Career
2011 Being Mean Is So Much Fun (short)
2010 London Boulevard
2010 The Way Back
2009 Crazy Heart
2009 Ondine
2009 Triage
2009 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
2008 Pride and Glory
2008 In Bruges
2007 Cassandra's Dream
2006 Miami Vice
2006 Ask the Dust
2005 The New World
2004 Alexander
2004 A Home at the End of the World
2003 Intermission
2003 S.W.A.T.
2003 Veronica Guerin
2003 Daredevil
2003 The Recruit
2002 Phone Booth
2002 Minority Report
2002 Hart's War
2001 American Outlaws
2000 Tigerland
2000 Ordinary Decent Criminal
1999 The War Zone
1998 Falling for a Dancer
1997 Drinking Crude
1996 The Disappearance of Finbar

Awards

2008 – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
2000 – Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
2000 – London Film Critics Award for Newcomer of the Year

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