Colin Farrell’s Salary and Net Worth: Colin Farrell is an actor from Ireland with an estimated net worth of $80 million. Colin Farrell’s roles in films such as “Minority Report,” “In Bruges,” and “The Lobster” have earned him international acclaim.
Colin Farrell was born in the Dublin district of Castleknock on May 31, 1976. Rita was his mother’s name, and Eamon was his father, who owned a health food store and played football for Shamrock Rovers. Eamon Jr., his older brother, and his two sisters, Claudine and Catherine, raised him.
He went to St. Brigid’s National Institution and subsequently Castleknock College, an all-boys private school. He then went to Gormanston College in Meath County. He was interested in acting since he was a child and attended the Gaiety School of Acting. He dropped out of school after being cast in the fourth and fifth seasons of the BBC drama “Ballykissangel.”
Farrell made his film debut in “The War Zone” after his debut in “Ballykissangel,” and acted in “Ordinary Decent Criminal” opposite Kevin Spacy and Linda Florentino shortly after. Farrell’s first three American films were not very successful, but he went on to have a string of critically acclaimed and commercially successful parts. His roles in “Phone Booth,” “The Recruit,” and “S.W.A.T.” all earned positive reviews.
He went on to have more success after being cast as an agent opposite Tom Cruise in the 2002 film “Minority Report” and as the villain Bulleye opposite Ben Affleck in the 2003 picture “Daredevil.” These roles not only helped Farrell gain more notice in the film business, but they also helped him secure a spot on Company Magazine’s “Sexiest Man” list.
Farrell featured as a bank robber in “Intermission,” a dark Irish comedy film that held the record for highest-grossing Irish independent film for three years and has since become a cult classic. He continued to act in independent films, such as “A Home at the End of the World,” which received positive reviews from critics such as Roger Ebert. After that, he starred in Oliver Stone’s 2004 film “Alexander,” in which he portrayed the title role.
He later went on to play Captain John Smith in the 2005 film “The New World,” for which he received an Academy Award nomination. Despite its limited theatrical debut, the picture received rave reviews. In the same year, he starred in “Ask the Dust,” a film based on a John Fante novel. He got a role in “Miami Vice” the following year, opposite friend and fellow actor Jamie Foxx. He also played alongside Ewan McGregor in Woody Allen’s 2008 film “Cassandra’s Dreams.”
In 2008, he starred in filmmaker Martin McDonagh’s film “In Bruges,” which earned him one of his first truly critical acclaims. The film had its world premiere at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, where it received rave reviews. Farrell won his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance. He earned positive feedback for his role in the documentary film “Kicking It,” which followed six homeless guys from all around the world as they attempted to qualify for the Homeless World Cup. In the 2008 film “Pride and Glory,” he co-starred with Edward Norton.
In 2009, Farrell, along with Johnny Depp and Jude Law, starred in the film “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus,” in which they helped finish Heath Ledger’s role after the actor’s terrible death. He also played a combat correspondent in the film “Triage.” Farrell shed 30 pounds for the role, and the film received great reviews, albeit it was not widely released owing to its delicate subject matter. In 2009, he starred in “Ondine,” a film shot in Ireland and starring Alison Barry, a child star at the time.
In the years that followed, Farrell starred in additional blockbuster blockbusters, though he continued to work in independent films as well. He co-starred with Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jamie Foxx, and Jason Sudeikis in the 2011 comedy “Horrible Bosses.” He also starred in the 2012 remake of “Total Recall,” which was originally directed by Arnold Schwarzenegger and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger. He appeared in the thriller “Dead Man Down” in 2013 and the cinematic adaption of “Winter’s Tale” in 2014. Farrell featured in “The Lobster” in 2015, which won multiple prizes and critical acclaim. He also appears in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” a “Harry Potter” spin-off, in 2016, “Widows,” a Steven McQueen thriller, in 2018, and the live-action Tim Burton adaptation of “Dumbo” in 2019.
Farrell has been associated with several well-known ladies. From 2000 to 2001, he dated actress and singer Amelia Warner. Throughout the early to mid-2000s, he was seen with Britney Spears, model Nicole Narain, model Josie Maran, and actors Angelina Jolie and Demi Moore on multiple occasions. He and model Kim Bordenave welcomed a son, James, in 2003. Angelman syndrome is a rare genetic condition that James has been diagnosed with.
In 2007, Farrell began dating Muireann McDonnell, an Irish medical student. They split up in 2008, and he started dating Emma Forrest, a writer who eventually wrote a memoir about their relationship called “Your Voice in My Head.” Farrell welcomed his second son, Henry, in 2009 with Polish actress Alicja Bachleda-Curu, with whom he had previously worked on the film “Ondine.” In 2010, they called it quits on their relationship.
Farrell has been involved in several scandals. Farrell entered a rehabilitation center in 2005 to get treatment for his recreational drug and painkiller addiction. Farrell sued his ex-girlfriend Nicole Narain and the Internet Commerce Group (ICG) in January 2006 for leaking a sex film they produced in 2003.