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Colin FarrellColin James Farrell (born 31 May 1976) is an Irish film actor. He appeared on the BBC’s Ballykissangel in 1998, made his film debut in the Tim Roth-directed The War Zone a year later and was discovered by Joel Schumacher for Tigerland (2000). He then starred in Schumacher’s Phone Booth (2002) and the American thrillers S.W.A.T. and The Recruit (both 2003), establishing his international box-office appeal. During that time, he also appeared in Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report (2002) and as the villain Bullseye in Daredevil (2003). After starring in the independent films Intermission (2003) and A Home at the End of the World (2004) he headed Oliver Stone’s biopic Alexander (2004) and the Terrence Malick Pocahontas movie, The New World (2005).

 

1. I’VE NEVER SEEN A MOON IN THE SKY THAT, IF IT DIDN’T TAKE MY BREATH AWAY, AT LEAST MISPLACED IT FOR A MOMENT.

2. I KNOW WHAT THE IMPORTANT THINGS ARE IN LIFE. I KNOW THAT JUST BECAUSE I PRETEND TO BE SOMEONE ELSE FOR TWO HOURS ON THE SILVER SCREEN DOESN’T MAKE ME A BETTER PERSON THAN THE NEXT MAN. SO, I MIND ALL THOSE THINGS. SIMPLE THINGS.

3. VAMPIRES HAVE ALWAYS HELD A VERY SEDUCTIVE KIND OF LORE AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SOME VARIETY OF ATTRACTIVE, WHETHER IT’S ATTRACTIVENESS THAT’S BORN OF JUST THE PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES THAT THEY HAVE – THIS KIND OF ETHEREAL BEAUTY OR TRANSLUCENT PALLOR – OR WHETHER IT IS MORE TO DO WITH THE WAY THEY CARRY THEMSELVES.

4. I LIKE TO GO FOR A LITTLE DRIVE UP THE CALIFORNIA COAST.

5. I WAS NEVER AN A STUDENT, BUT I WAS REALLY WELL BEHAVED UNTIL I WAS 13 OR SO.

6. I’M NOT PAINTING MYSELF AS A DOWN-HOME, MODEST GUY.

7. THE FIRST TIME YOU HOLD YOUR BABY IN YOUR ARMS, I MEAN, A SENSE OF STRENGTH AND LOVE WASHES OVER YOU. IT WASHED OVER ME AND I NEVER THOUGHT THAT POSSIBLE.

8. I’M JUST A TRUE IRISH BOY AT HEART.

9. IF AFTER YOU READ SOMETHING, YOU CONNECT WITH IT, YOU WANT TO DO IT.

10. I LOVE MY KIDS. I’M CRAZY ABOUT THEM.

11. I GET EXCITED ABOUT ROOM-SERVICE MENUS! I REALLY DO.

12. YOU KNOW. I’LL TRY ANYTHING. I’LL DO ANYTHING. I’LL EXPLORE. TRY DIFFERENT TAKES. ALL THAT KIND OF STUFF TO DO SOMETIMES, TO DO GOOD PERFORMANCES, BUT ALWAYS CONDUCIVE TO HAVING A GOOD TIME CREATIVELY.

13. I’M IN NO HURRY TO GET ANYWHERE. I DON’T HAVE ANY PLANS. I DON’T HAVE A MAP. IF YOU DID IN THIS BUSINESS, YOU’D DESTROY YOURSELF.

14. I MEAN, WE ARE TRIBAL BY NATURE, AND SOMETIMES SUCCESS AND MATERIAL WEALTH CAN DIVIDE AND SEPARATE – IT’S NOT A NEW PHILOSOPHY I’M SHARING – MORE THAN HARDSHIP, HARDSHIP TENDS TO UNIFY.

15. IT’S NOT THAT I’M STUPID. I JUST DON’T THINK SOMETIMES.

16. I’VE REALIZED AS WELL AFTER FIVE YEARS OF BEING ON THE ROAD THAT IF I’M GOING TO FOUR OR FIVE MONTHS OF MY LIFE TO SOMETHING EVEN IF I’M OVERPAID, IT’S FOUR OR FIVE MONTHS OF MY LIFE AWAY FROM HOME, AWAY FROM MY SON, AWAY FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I BETTER BELIEVE IN IT ON SOME LEVEL EVEN IF IT’S A BIG MOVIE.

17. I WILL SAY THAT AS I GET OLDER AND CALMER AND QUIETER IN MY OWN SELF, THE ONE QUALITY IN A WOMAN THAT I FIND MORE AND MORE ATTRACTIVE IS KINDNESS. A SENSE OF ADVENTURE AND HUMOR IS IMPORTANT TOO, BUT I TRULY FIND KINDNESS AND CONSIDERATION FOR OTHERS TO BE THE MOST ATTRACTIVE THING IN ANYONE.

18. BUT WE’RE BORN AS CHILDREN AND WE LOOK AT THE WORLD WITH OPEN EYES… AND WE DON’T JUDGE AND WE DON’T BETRAY. WE’RE NOT JEALOUS. WE’RE NOT ENVIOUS. WE’RE NOT EVEN WEARY, WHICH IS A DANGER ALSO AS KIDS. THEY HAVE TO LEARN A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF AWARENESS.

19. BEING IRISH IS VERY MUCH A PART OF WHO I AM. I TAKE IT EVERYWHERE WITH ME.

20. BUT I DARE NOT THINK TOO FAR INTO THE FUTURE ON THE RISK THAT I’LL MISS THE PRESENT.

21. ANYTHING THAT’S DIFFERENT FROM YOUR OWN REALM OF EXPERIENCE AS A HUMAN BEING, WHETHER IT’S DRIVING A CAR OR A BOAT, OR USING GUNS, ANYTHING THAT SEPARATES YOU FROM YOURSELF AND LEADS YOU MORE TOWARDS THIS CHARACTER’S EXISTENCE IS A BIG HELP.

22. I LOVE THE GRANDIOSITY, HOW SWEEPINGLY ENTERTAINING FILMS CAN BE. AND I THINK THERE’S A PLACE FOR FILMS THAT PRY MORE INTO THE HUMAN CONDITION.

23. THE SEA ALWAYS OFFERS UP INCREDIBLE STORIES OF SURVIVORS’ FORTITUDE. MYTHS OF A LOT OF COUNTRIES HAVE VARIATIONS ON THAT.

24. YOU SPEND SO MUCH TIME IN YOUR HEAD IN LIFE. AND WHAT YOGA DOES IS, IT ASKS YOU TO ALLOW YOUR HEAD TO BE QUIET, TO ALLOW IT TO BE STILL, JUST FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF. JUST DEAL WITH YOUR BODY AND YOUR BREATH. AND IT’S A GREAT WORKOUT. I LOVE IT.

25. YOU’RE SCRUTINIZED ALL THROUGH YOUR LIFE – YOU’RE SCRUTINIZED BY YOUR FAMILY, BY YOURSELF, BY SOCIETY, AND YOUR FRIENDS IN A CERTAIN WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM.

26. I’M A BIG OLD ROMANTIC.

27. MY DUBLIN WASN’T THE DUBLIN OF SING-SONGS, TRADITIONAL MUSIC, SENSE OF HISTORY AND PLACE AND COMMUNITY.

28. LIFE IS APOGEE, APEX, DECLINE; LIFE IS DEATH – AND EVERYTHING ELSE IS OPEN TO DISCUSSION.

29. MAGIC IS AT THE CORE OF MYTHS.

30. I COULDN’T CARE LESS ABOUT WHO SEES MY BITS… MY FRIENDS ASKED HOW I COULD DO SCENES LIKE THAT AND NOT GET EXCITED, BUT IT WASN’T LIKE THAT. MY BITS LOOKED THE SIZE OF A CASHEW NUT!

31. I THINK I’M STILL TRYING TO FIND MY FEET AS AN ACTOR. AND I KNOW IT AIN’T BRAIN SURGERY, BUT IT CONFUSES ME AND IT COMES BETWEEN ME AND MY SLEEP A LOT.

32. I’M NOT GOING TO LIE, THERE ARE MORE INTERESTING WAYS TO SPEND YOUR TIME THAN ANSWERING QUESTIONS ABOUT YOURSELF. BUT IF THERE WERE NO QUESTIONS TO ASK ME, I MIGHT HAVE A BEEF WITH THAT.

33. I’M NOT KEEN ON CARS AND MOTORBIKES. I TRIED TO BE A BIKER, BUT IT WASN’T ME – I BOUGHT A HARLEY-DAVIDSON AND DUMPED IT.

34. PAIN SEEMS TO BE EASIER, OR MELANCHOLY SEEMS TO BE EASIER TO PORTRAY IN A CHARACTER. I DON’T KNOW IF THAT’S BECAUSE I’M A HUMAN BEING OR BECAUSE I’M AN IRISHMAN OR BOTH.

35. I’VE GOT PLENTY OF LOVE IN MY LIFE ALREADY IN THE FORM OF MY SONS AND A FEW GOOD FRIENDS WHO I VALUE DEARLY.

36. I DO ENJOY READING SOME SCIENCE FICTION.

37. I’LL BE IN LOS ANGELES FOR TWO WEEKS AND I’LL HAVE A LAUGH, GET BATTERED AND HAVE A BUZZ, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, I’LL GO HOME. IT’S JUST ME EARNING A FEW MORE STORIES TO TELL EVERYONE AT HOME AND ALL.

38. WHAT MY FIRST SON JAMES DID WAS ALLOW ME TO CARE FOR SOMETHING IN THIS WORLD WHEN I COULDN’T CARE FOR MYSELF. JAMES SAVED MY LIFE.

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