This is how Colin Farrell, nominated for best actor for ‘The Banshee of Inisherin’, has changed | Entertainment | The USA Print


Colin Farrell, who for years was known as the “bad face” and rebel of Hollywood, is in one of the best stages of his life, both personally and professionally. Currently, he is one of the most recognized and prestigious actors worldwide, after having overcome a period of drugs and alcohol that plunged him into hell. The actor has seen the fruits of him reaped by receiving his first Oscar nomination for best leading actor for the film Banshees by Inisherinafter 20 years of career.

For a long time, his controversial life has been the cover of magazines and the main theme of television shows. His addictions, his relationship with some of the biggest stars in the industry, and his role in some of the most recognizable movies and series, made Farrell the perfect actor for the media eye.

Colin Farrell at the premiere of ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’


Colin Farrell was born in Castleknock, Ireland, in 1976, and he dreamed of being a footballer, like his father Eamon Farrell, an Irish player from the 1960s-70s. However, the world of acting knocked on his door with his brother, Eamonn, who instilled that idea in his head. But before embarking on this adventure, he toured Australia with a dance company, pursuing another of his passions: dancing. Eventually, he enrolled at the Gaiety School of Drama in Dublin to study acting with his sister Claudine, and after traveling to London he started it all.

At 46, the Irish actor already has more than 60 films and series behind him. Since his first screen appearances in 1997, with a very young Farrell, he has appeared in films such as Drinking Crude and series like ballykissangelthe actor already promised to become a movie star of the moment.

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Actor Colin Farrell attending Warner Bros.

Colin Farrel in 2016

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Colin Farrell, who began his journey in the world of cinema at just 21 years of age, has grown and evolved, both physically and personally, along with his fans and with the people who have seen him in his appearances in movies and television series. television. Shortly after his first films, he made his long-awaited leap into Hollywood, starring in the film tigerland in the year 2000. true detective, batman, fantastic beasts and where to find them, Minority Report and Corruption in Miamiamong other productions, came later.

But, without a doubt, the physical change that the actor has undergone in the filming of his latest series The Penguin, is especially noticeable. If it is true that it is a characterization, the protagonist of this new spin-off of the dark knight has been seen in the first images of the set with a bald spot, scars on his face and with a few extra kilos. All this makes Farrell move away from his comfort zone, since he had never undergone such a radical change before.

Colin Farrell is unrecognizable at The Penguin filming in New York City

Colin Farrell unrecognizable during the filming of ‘The Penguin’


In Farrell’s lifetime, his rise as an actor and billionaire was inversely proportional to his fall into the world of excess. His problem with drugs and alcohol came to negatively affect his life, both professionally and personally.

“Twenty ecstasy pills, four grams of cocaine, three bottles of whiskey, twelve of wine and 30 liters of beer and 280 cigarettes”, is the amount that the actor consumed in two weeks, according to the magazine. People.

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Colin Farrell: “I remember thinking that one day I would go to New York, buy 2,000 euros of heroin and inject it until I died”

In 2005, Farrell entered a detox clinic after making a tough decision: “I remember thinking that one day I would go to New York, buy 2,000 euros of heroin and inject myself until I died. The other option was to change. I chose the right one,” he explained during an interview in 2013, according to the Irish Mirror.

A dark past from which he managed to get out thanks to his first son, James Padraig, the result of his relationship with the model Kim Bordenave in 2003, who was diagnosed with Angelman syndrome at four years of age. This rare neurogenetic disorder suffered by the person he loved the most, made Colin Farrell move away from the low life and rehabilitate himself so he could focus on his children.

Actor Colin Farrell and his son Henry in West Hollywood, California on December 23, 2015 Pictured : with his son on his shoulders

Colin Farrell with his youngest son Henry Tadeusz


The actor is characterized by having an extensive love curriculum. Amelia Warner, British pianist and composer, has been the only one who managed to make the protagonist of Corruption in Miami, will go down the aisle, although not officially, during a vacation in Tahiti. An idyll that lasted only four months.

During his life, the Irishman has been linked to actresses such as Angelina Jolie, Demi Moore, Lake Bell, Michelle Rodriguez and Carmen Electra. Although he has also gone through the world of music with Britney Spears and the world of socialite with Paris Hilton.

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Farrell began dating Polish actress Alicja Bachleda in 2009, with whom he met on the set of the film Ondine, the legend of the sea. A year before breaking up their relationship in 2010, the actor’s second son, Henry Tadeusz, was born. The 13-year-old will be in charge of accompanying Farrell on one of the most important nights of his life, the night of the Oscars, in which he will try to win his long-awaited statuette.

But, without a doubt, one of the relationships that the actor would like to forget and that almost ended his career is the one he had with the Playboy actress Nicole Narain. Farrell sued the model for the leak of a home video in which they had sex. Consequently, the judge gave the order to stop its dissemination, but little could be done to prevent it from being distributed on the Internet.


Colin Farrell at the ‘International Film Festival’ in Toronto


Colin Farrell confessed in 2013 that he had a two-year “romantic” relationship with the late actress Elizabeth Taylor, after meeting her at a hospital. “It was the last type of sentimental relationship I had, which was never consummated. She didn’t sleep a lot at night, like me, so I would call her at two in the morning,” the actor said.

The protagonist of Alexander the Great He currently lives enjoying a quiet single life, focused on caring for his children and his professional life, away from the excesses that characterized him. In the next few hours he is going to face one of the most decisive moments of his career: his possible Oscar for best actor.