While the role is quite the big deal in the world of Hollywood, Farrell knows that it's his kids at home that mean the most.
"I have two boys that I'm so happy with and I adore," he told E!
and was discovered by Hollywood when Joel Schumacher cast him in the lead role in the war drama Tigerland in 2000. During that time, he also appeared in Steven Spielberg's science fiction thriller Minority Report (2002) and as the villain Bullseye in the superhero film Daredevil (2003).
He then starred in Schumacher's psychological thriller Phone Booth (2002) where he plays a hostage in a New York city phone booth and the American thrillers S. After starring in the independent films Intermission (2003) and A Home at the End of the World (2004), Farrell headed Oliver Stone's biopic Alexander (2004) and Terrence Malick's The New World (2005).
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(2003) and The Recruit (2003), establishing his international box-office appeal.
In January of this year, Colin Farrell was papped holding hands with his then-new girlfriend. At the time I mentioned that we didn’t know her name. But they’re still together – stepping out this weekend in LA for some frozen yoghurt. Last week he was on Ellen and then Jimmy Kimmel, talking about baseball and American sports. Obsessed like in the way a 12 year old humps her pillow. I've basically been single for five years and, even though I love women, it's difficult to get involved and put someone in the spotlight because of my being a celebrity.You're reluctant to expose someone to that unless you're so much in love that you're both willing to put up with the attention that's going to follow you around. '' Colin was previously renowned for his wild partying, and though he admits he had an ''amazing'' time, he was also leading an ''empty'' life."I worried I wouldn't be able to talk, full stop," the "Winter's Tale" actor said, when asked by Elle magazine whether he could talk to women after getting clean. The "Tigerland" star told Elle that he had been to Hugh Hefner's famous abode twice in his life, describing it as "a rite of passage." "But it kind of came back to haunt me," he added, referring to former girlfriend, Playboy model Nicole Narain, who he accused of trying to distribute a sex tape the two had made in 2003."I hadn't uttered a word sober in about 15 years." The difficulties extended beyond making conversation, the Irish celeb revealed in the magazine's March issue. Farrell was offered million for the 14-minute video, but he and Narain reached a confidential settlement in 2006 to block its sale and distribution - but the video still turned up online. "I was deposed for four hours explaining why I didn't want it to be released. What kills me though is that the Super Bowl Shuffle has become SO uncool that Colin actually mentions his sex tape in an interview to illustrate just how uncool it is now. We sympathize, but technology keeps improving and we have to keep up, too., the 38-year-old actor is opening up about his life as a father.And along the way, he's setting the record straight about his dating life."I have not dated for, ooh, four years now. "I know it's not what people expect to hear, but that's the honest truth."So what's really holding him back?In 2015, he starred as Detective Ray Velcoro in the second season of HBO's True Detective, and also starred in the film The Lobster, for which he was nominated for his second Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.In 2016, he portrayed Percival Graves in the Harry Potter spin-off film Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.It's just not happening, what with the work, the kids and my life," he told the U. These days, the Golden Globe winner would rather spend quality time with his two sons who he loves with all of his heart."It's not all about you anymore, which is a relief," Farrell explained."It's about a bigger world, and helping them find their place in it."He continued, "It's not about ‘me, me, me, the loudmouth' any more—and that takes the pressure off me to live up to those old expectations." Farrell is the proud dad to son James, 11, and Henry, 5.Farrell was born in Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland, the son of Rita (née Monaghan) and Eamon Farrell. Brigid's National School, followed by secondary school at Castleknock College, and then Gormanston College in County Meath.