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  • Farrell auditioned in front of Louis Walsh to appear in Boyzone
  • 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.
  • Resides in Dublin and Los Angeles.
  • His acting idols and influences are Al Pacino, Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Clint Eastwood, James Caan, and Marlon Brando.
  • Unauthorised biography by Jane Kelly: "Colin Farrell: Living dangerously".
  • Played soccer during his youth.
  • His idol Al Pacino called him "the best actor of his generation."
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