How much is Colin Farrell worth?
|Net Worth:||$30 Million
|Date of Birth:||May 31, 1976|
About Colin Farrell
The resident bad boy of Hollywood used up his minutes in Phone Booth, traveled through time in Alexander, and fired shots in In Bruges.
With a face like that, anything would be acceptable. And he did for a time. He went from being a regular Irish kid with a weakness for late nights and attractive ladies to becoming a Hollywood movie star with a weakness for late nights and attractive women in a matter of seconds. Colin Farrell, however, must have been forgotten about if the adage that “God invented whiskey so the Irish wouldn’t rule the world,” is accurate, as his star has only risen.
In a small family of four, Colin James Farrell was born and raised in the Dublin district of Castleknock.
Raising hell as a teenager about the quiet neighborhood streets, he shown an early ability for being unimpressed by money or status (a trait that would later serve him well). Farrell almost played soccer professionally like his father, but finally decided against it.
The teenage Irishman, whose yearning for women was only surpassed by their want for him, had little choice because the training program for a professional athlete immediately conflicted with his first love—namely, a heroic appetite for drinking, smoking, and experiencing life. Farrell so worked as a waiter, painted storage facilities, and spent his free time in the bar. After a botched audition for the boy band Boyzone and pressure from his older brother Eamon, who is also an actor, Farrell decided to give acting a go. At the age of 20, he joined at the Gaiety School of Drama in Dublin because he enjoyed it and was a little startled to discover he had a flair for it.
It would be short-lived. With enough experience and training, Farrell was able to secure a television job and a part in the London stage version of A Little World of Our Own despite his dislike of the constrictive Gaiety and early dropout. Even though the play wasn’t a big success, Kevin Spacey was impressed enough to hire him for his 2000 movie Ordinary Decent Criminal. Farrell would star in his first American movie that same year.
He attributes Joel Schumacher, who took a risk on an unknown actor and placed him as a disobedient Texan in the Vietnam-era film Tigerland, with starting his career (“It all goes back to him,” he claims). Farrel’s performance earned him not only the Boston Society of Film Critics’ Best Actor prize, but also, to to his surprise, a spot on the Hollywood A-List.
Seize the day
Farrell has always believed in living each day as it comes and appreciating it while it lasts. He even has the phrase tattooed on his left forearm. And he would take pleasure in it because his rise over the next three years would be swift. Word of this talented young Irishman who loves to party (and from whom you have to conceal your wife and daughters) erupted into Hollywood. He is known for his enormously engaging personality, bad-boy antics, and relentless work ethic.
He collaborated with Oliver Stone, Roger Donaldson, and Stephen Spielberg. He appeared in The Recruit with his hero Al Pacino, battled criminality with Samuel L. Jackson in S.W.A.T., and pursued Tom Cruise through the future in Minority Report.
Farrell remained remarkably unaffected by Hollywood despite rising from a talented nobody to a $5 million star in just 36 months and despite the continual parade of models and starlets on his arm.
Although he was frequently the subject of tabloid stories (complete with the obligatory leaked sex tape), he was known for returning to Dublin as often as possible to spend time with his family and friends.
And when it finally caught up with him, he entered a drug treatment program in December 2005 on his own terms, just like everything else in his life. Since quitting drinking, Farrell has only improved his concentration.
With a string of critically lauded performances and a Best Actor Golden Globe in 2008 for In Bruges, his work has never been greater. His passion for enjoying life remains unaltered, which is exactly what made him so exciting to watch in the first place, even now work and family have taken the place of drinking and drug use.
Last Known Appearance
Most recently, Colin Farrell starred opposite Matthew McConaughey and Charlie Hunnam as “Coach” in Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen.
According to our calculations, Colin Farrell will be worth $30 million in 2022. (at least).