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Colin Farrell Sayings: I've realized as well after five years of being on the road that if I'm 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.
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Colin Farrell Sayings: I do enjoy reading some science fiction. I do enjoy reading some science fiction.
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Colin Farrell Sayings: I'm not going to lie, there are more interesting ways to spend your time than 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.
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Colin Farrell Sayings: If you do a fifteen hour day on a film, there's a lot of time If you do a fifteen hour day on a film, there's a lot of time standing around but at the end of that, you want to go home to your hotel room and have a bite to eat, watch a movie and go to bed.
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Colin Farrell Sayings: I mean, we are tribal by nature, and sometimes success and material wealth can divide 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.
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Colin Farrell Sayings: But I dare not think too far into the future on the risk that I'll But I dare not think too far into the future on the risk that I'll miss the present.
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Colin Farrell Sayings: I'm not keen on cars and motorbikes. I tried to be a biker, but it 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.
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Colin Farrell Sayings: I'm not painting myself as a down-home, modest guy. I'm not painting myself as a down-home, modest guy.
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Colin Farrell Sayings: It's not that I'm stupid. I just don't think sometimes. It's not that I'm stupid. I just don't think sometimes.
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Colin Farrell Sayings: At the end of the day, it's all one version of telling a story. I At the end of the day, it's all one version of telling a story. I treated this as if it was a two million dollar independent film. I did a lot more physical work than I'd probably have to do for a two million dollar independent film with four months of training and stuff. But as far as the character's psychology or emotional life goes, I treat it just the same.
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Colin Farrell Sayings: I love my kids. I'm crazy about them. I love my kids. I'm crazy about them.
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Colin Farrell Sayings: Life is apogee, apex, decline; life is death - and everything else is open to Life is apogee, apex, decline; life is death - and everything else is open to discussion.
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Colin Farrell Sayings: Magic is at the core of myths. Magic is at the core of myths.
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Colin Farrell Sayings: I get excited about room-service menus! I really do. I get excited about room-service menus! I really do.
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Colin Farrell Sayings: I just recently realized. It's very strange. But doing fight scenes with Kate [Beckinsale], I I just recently realized. It's very strange. But doing fight scenes with Kate [Beckinsale], I was little bit more cautious. You can go harder with a guy, which I don't mean as an insult.
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Colin Farrell Sayings: I mean you can go wherever you want with it really. No matter what story I mean you can go wherever you want with it really. No matter what story you're telling you're always representing some reality. You are always representing human beings, their fears, their shortcomings, their braveries, their doubts, their loves, their abilities, their brilliance and those things inevitably lead to bigger political systems, foreign policy and crime and religion. It's an action film. We are not taking a stance about big government.
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Colin Farrell Sayings: The original WAS a fun film. [Paul] Verhoeven made a couple of 'Robocops' that were The original WAS a fun film. [Paul] Verhoeven made a couple of 'Robocops' that were so great, too. I think the level of excitement is great and Arnie [Schwarzenegger] was particularly charismatic with that chopped up English, and the size of the man with his confidence and sense of humor.
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Colin Farrell Sayings: Vampires have always held a very seductive kind of lore and have always been some 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.
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Colin Farrell Sayings: I've never seen a moon in the sky that, if it didn't take my breath 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.
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Colin Farrell Sayings: I think that is what you want to do as a cinemagoer - to experience I think that is what you want to do as a cinemagoer - to experience something fully. Some things don't let you experience them fully. It may be your own preordained prejudice where you can't experience them fully. But when you come out of the cinema having felt, thought, and experienced your way through two hours, that is a really cool thing.
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Colin Farrell Sayings: You consciously look after yourself, whatever that may be to you, whether it's going out You consciously look after yourself, whatever that may be to you, whether it's going out for a few drinks and a bit of dinner, or just hitting the couch and watching TV, or going to the gym or yoga class. Just being aware that there's a potential for you to be in it and respecting wherever you find yourself is good enough.
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Colin Farrell Sayings: I've started films like Miami Vice where I'm in really good shape and I look I've started films like Miami Vice where I'm in really good shape and I look back on that film and see the moustache is bigger as I've got a larger face.
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Colin Farrell Sayings: But we're born as children and we look at the world with open eyes ... 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.
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Colin Farrell Sayings: You know. I'll try anything. I'll do anything. I'll explore. Try different takes. All that 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.
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Colin Farrell Sayings: The idea of implanting memories where by the implantee couldn't tell the difference between a The idea of implanting memories where by the implantee couldn't tell the difference between a real experience and a fantasy experience was really cool. And his ideas of technology - do we control technology or does technology begin to control us? His work hasn't aged a day it seems.
Colin Farrell Sayings: I am thrilled with my fan base. For some reason some of them are quite I am thrilled with my fan base. For some reason some of them are quite young, so they are quite frightened. I remember when I did 'Click' and I'd see Adam Sandler's fan base. He's the guy that people feel that he's their best friend, so he's walking down the street and people sort of high five him and want to tell him a joke or invite him to come home and have a sandwich with them. Mine are not like that. Mine tend to go: 'Argh,' and look horrified. They shake and take a picture from a really long way away. I do feel I've got quite good, respectful ones though.
Colin Farrell Sayings: You're scrutinized all through your life - you're scrutinized by your family, by yourself, by 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.
Colin Farrell Sayings: I'll be in Los Angeles for two weeks and I'll have a laugh, get battered 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.
Colin Farrell Sayings: I will say that as I get older and calmer and quieter in my own 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.
Colin Farrell Sayings: I'm just a true Irish boy at heart. I'm just myself, I stick by my I'm just a true Irish boy at heart. I'm just myself, I stick by my guns and I treat people the way I think they should be treated, regardless of their status. And I just have a laugh.
Colin Farrell Sayings: Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me.
Colin Farrell Sayings: Every week a tsunami rips through poor towns and villages all over the world ... Every week a tsunami rips through poor towns and villages all over the world ... That tsunami is hunger.
Colin Farrell Sayings: Pain seems to be easier, or melancholy seems to be easier to portray in a 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.
Colin Farrell Sayings: I'm just a true Irish boy at heart. I'm just a true Irish boy at heart.
Colin Farrell Sayings: It's so technical. It's nothing personal. You're not fighting really, you're missing each other by It's so technical. It's nothing personal. You're not fighting really, you're missing each other by a half of foot at least, ideally more and you get a few knocks and bruises. But with the kissing, you do kiss someone. Its lips on lips.
Colin Farrell Sayings: I'm a big old romantic. I'm a big old romantic.
Colin Farrell Sayings: I don't go to the gym or practice yoga. And the closest thing I have I don't go to the gym or practice yoga. And the closest thing I have to a nutritionist is the Carlsberg Beer Company. I just have the appetite of a pigeon.
Colin Farrell Sayings: If you need to get in physical shape for a film and you have to If you need to get in physical shape for a film and you have to maintain that for six months.
Colin Farrell Sayings: Seven years sober. I'm really grateful. It's really lovely to be present in my life. Seven years sober. I'm really grateful. It's really lovely to be present in my life.
Colin Farrell Sayings: I think people are propelled towards violence, and what propels them is much more interesting I think people are propelled towards violence, and what propels them is much more interesting than the actual act of violence itself.
Colin Farrell Sayings: I am more comfortable doing a drama. I am more comfortable doing a drama.
Colin Farrell Sayings: It can be a bit annoying if another actor is trying to talk to the It can be a bit annoying if another actor is trying to talk to the director and the wife is sitting on his lap.
Colin Farrell Sayings: I do have the ability to explore life and to be over the moon at I do have the ability to explore life and to be over the moon at the smallest thing - a few pints and a craic in the pub and I'm in heaven. But I have a melancholy side to me as well. Acting allows me to feel things, it kind of buys me human experience. And I don't mean this as acting as higher cause, because it's not, but it does kind of have a higher awareness emotionally.
Colin Farrell Sayings: It as an argument between the world of emotion versus the world of the intellect. It as an argument between the world of emotion versus the world of the intellect. It's the idea that you can suppress a person's mind and a person's experiences, mentally, psychologically and intellectually, but you can't completely quiet them to the point of dormancy and the emotionally life a person. You still have the heart and what the heart remembers and what the heart experiences. And even that isn't important that that comes across.
Colin Farrell Sayings: I was never an A student, but I was really well behaved until I was I was never an A student, but I was really well behaved until I was 13 or so.
Colin Farrell Sayings: I hadn't really met Colin [Farell]. It's really weird to say: 'Oh, hello, I'm Kate I hadn't really met Colin [Farell]. It's really weird to say: 'Oh, hello, I'm Kate ... I'm Colin.. shall we?' That's a bit strange. Len was fine with it. We've gone through this experience with Scott Speedman before on the first Underworld move. It was our little version of swinging. We survived that.
Colin Farrell Sayings: Sometimes I have experienced at the start of a film you're very excited and enthusiastic Sometimes I have experienced at the start of a film you're very excited and enthusiastic and you've done all your preparation internally and externally and you start the film and it's all go ... Then your attention goes somewhere else. Your energy goes into telling the story, so you don't have the same amount of energy to be objective, and that's okay because sometimes you become a subject of the story and you're inside it so much that you don't need to keep on looking on the outside.
Colin Farrell Sayings: Yeah, I know my way around some guns, which is weird because I have no Yeah, I know my way around some guns, which is weird because I have no time for them. I don't like them at all but I can take apart guns and put them back together and stuff, so I didn't have to go to the range. I don't think I will ever to go 'the range' again! I've done enough of that.
Colin Farrell Sayings: Beauty is undefinable in language. It's something that you see when you see it, or Beauty is undefinable in language. It's something that you see when you see it, or you feel when you feel it, or you hear when you hear it. It usually encompasses all five of the senses. It can't exist without it being a somehow sensorial experience. But, I don't think it's quantifiable. Nothing is really quantifiable. Nothing is certain in love and friendship. We all try to understand these things.
Colin Farrell Sayings: What my first son James did was allow me to care for something in this 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.
Colin Farrell Sayings: I have a piano in my living room that I mess around on a little I have a piano in my living room that I mess around on a little bit and when I asked Len [Wiseman] if I could find a piece of music, I went through a **** load of classical music to find something that I felt had a certain urgency to it, but also with a hint of melancholia and maybe a sense of longing. I found that which is public domain and I had a piano teacher to go through it with me.
Colin Farrell Sayings: Most of actor's work is done at home, in your hotel room, in the wee Most of actor's work is done at home, in your hotel room, in the wee hours of the morning thinking and reading and feeling, walking around and listening to music. It really just because an internal exercise, whatever skills. It's great if you have to learn something new for a gig and designing a character physically is always fun but it does become an internal exercise in separating the wheat from the chaff.
Colin Farrell Sayings: I've got plenty of love in my life already in the form of my sons 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.
Colin Farrell Sayings: Quite often on a movie like Total Recall you have this training period of two Quite often on a movie like Total Recall you have this training period of two or three months where, like on the first 'Underworld' I was doing gymnastics and trampolining and all this stuff which I don't do in the movie necessarily, but mentally it helps. You come home and you go: 'Well, I've done all that. I must be an action star now!' So it helps you focus a little bit and gets you fit.
Colin Farrell Sayings: I'm in no hurry to get anywhere. I don't have any plans. I don't have 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.
Colin Farrell Sayings: Her Majesty's Secret Service wouldn't have me on the payroll. Her Majesty's Secret Service wouldn't have me on the payroll.
Colin Farrell Sayings: I love working with horses. People say you shouldn't work with animals and children; that's I love working with horses. People say you shouldn't work with animals and children; that's wrong. You must only work with children, because you only work eight hours a day and I love working with animals. Animals have an honesty that human beings reach to find in their lives at the best of times.
Colin Farrell Sayings: I love the grandiosity, how sweepingly entertaining films can be. And I think there's a 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.
Colin Farrell Sayings: An actor said recently that, unless you're a parent, you shouldn't play a parent in An actor said recently that, unless you're a parent, you shouldn't play a parent in a film. I don't know who said it, but I disagree. I understand that maybe there are aspects that you don't understand, or maybe this actor or actress had a really strong recent experience with having their first or second or third born child. I don't know. As a dad, I get that. I get that there is no love like it. But, at the same time, love is love.
Colin Farrell Sayings: Desperation will allow you to do incredible things in the name of survival, Desperation will allow you to do incredible things in the name of survival,
Colin Farrell Sayings: I personally just want to do as many different things as I can do, whether I personally just want to do as many different things as I can do, whether it's comedy, drama, science fiction, horror, narrator ... You've got a documentary, I've got a voice. Animated films. Big films, small films.
Colin Farrell Sayings: Audiences will see what they want to see. Some will come out, hopefully enjoying two Audiences will see what they want to see. Some will come out, hopefully enjoying two hours of action. Some people will find themselves gravitating towards the emotional dilemma that the characters find themselves in. Other people will see that there is some layer of subversions to the storytelling aspect of poking a finger of judgment at certain governments to the idea of foreign invasion, others maybe false pretenses.
Colin Farrell Sayings: Anything that's different from your own realm of experience as a human being, whether it's 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.
Colin Farrell Sayings: Girl trouble, for me, is when you fall in love. Girl trouble, for me, is when you fall in love.
Colin Farrell Sayings: I really look forward to that insane hour that we spend together. I really do. I really look forward to that insane hour that we spend together. I really do.
Colin Farrell Sayings: You spend so much time in your head in life. And what yoga does is, 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.
Colin Farrell Sayings: There was a part of me that felt afraid of people in Hollywood going: '**** There was a part of me that felt afraid of people in Hollywood going: '**** Hollywood with their total lack of originality!'.
Colin Farrell Sayings: Hollywood. It lacks originality. Remake sucks.' But I had to look deeper into it from Hollywood. It lacks originality. Remake sucks.' But I had to look deeper into it from my own perspective. We are not trying to compete with the original at all and that's what allowed me to pull the trigger without any hesitancy .
Colin Farrell Sayings: My Dublin wasn't the Dublin of sing-songs, traditional music, sense of history and place and My Dublin wasn't the Dublin of sing-songs, traditional music, sense of history and place and community.
Colin Farrell Sayings: I'm not going to experience the reality of hardship that sometimes my characters live in. I'm not going to experience the reality of hardship that sometimes my characters live in. I'm very cautious about that.
Colin Farrell Sayings: I take acting very seriously. I put everything I have and know into it. I take acting very seriously. I put everything I have and know into it.
Colin Farrell Sayings: My Mum taught me great manners. And she always told me that you can be My Mum taught me great manners. And she always told me that you can be or do whatever in life, as long as you don't hurt anyone and you're happy. My Mum's great; I adore her.
Colin Farrell Sayings: From my experience, the only thing you can do is take what's written on the From my experience, the only thing you can do is take what's written on the page and try, through your own curiosity and investigation, to make it your own and honor what the original intent was.
Colin Farrell Sayings: Yeah loads of bruises and welts, usually around the hip, arse, thigh region and elbows. Yeah loads of bruises and welts, usually around the hip, arse, thigh region and elbows. Elbows got knocked up big time, but it was so much fun. I hadn't done a meaty action film in seven or eight years, so it was fun to explore that aspect of storytelling again.
Colin Farrell Sayings: If after you read something, you connect with it, you want to do it. If after you read something, you connect with it, you want to do it.
Colin Farrell Sayings: I think, as human beings, we at times overvalue the intellect and we undermine the I think, as human beings, we at times overvalue the intellect and we undermine the body. I don't mean a body externally and the shape of a body. I mean the intelligence of a body, the memories that a body can store, how a body feels emotion, and how a body processes emotion.
Colin Farrell Sayings: I couldn't care less about who sees my bits ... My friends asked how I 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!
Colin Farrell Sayings: I know what the important things are in life. I know that just because I 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.
Colin Farrell Sayings: The first time you hold your baby in your arms, I mean, a sense of 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.
Colin Farrell Sayings: The sea always offers up incredible stories of survivors' fortitude. Myths of a lot of The sea always offers up incredible stories of survivors' fortitude. Myths of a lot of countries have variations on that.
Colin Farrell Sayings: I think I'm still trying to find my feet as an actor. And I know 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.
Colin Farrell Sayings: I like to go for a little drive up the California coast. I like to go for a little drive up the California coast.
Colin Farrell Sayings: You have a certain objectivity, as a member of the audience, and you can come You have a certain objectivity, as a member of the audience, and you can come away maybe being provoked into a certain discourse or a certain arena of questioning, regarding how you would deal with things that your character has to deal with. Whereas when you're doing a film, once you start asking, "What would I do?," you're getting the distance greater between yourself and the character, or you're bringing the character to you, which I think is self-serving, in the wrong way. The idea is to bring yourself to the character.
Colin Farrell Sayings: I got to work with Jared Leto. Jared's cute. Oh, I'll tell you. Jared will I got to work with Jared Leto. Jared's cute. Oh, I'll tell you. Jared will make you doubt about your sexuality.
Colin Farrell Sayings: I never think I'm capable of any of [action movies]! I'm always terrified, but luckily I never think I'm capable of any of [action movies]! I'm always terrified, but luckily on this one it was directed by my husband [Len Wiseman]. 'I can't possibly do it. I'm too scared, I can't do it.' He says: 'Go on. DO it!' So it is shocking as I'm not one of those people who finds that stuff easy.
Colin Farrell Sayings: You have the upmost amount of energy because you're not just having a cocktail at You have the upmost amount of energy because you're not just having a cocktail at the end of the night. You're actually not drinking alcohol and you're keeping your body really clean and it's an amazing feeling to be getting out all the toxins.
Colin Farrell Sayings: Allow your head to be quiet. Allow it to be still. Just for an hour Allow your head to be quiet. Allow it to be still. Just for an hour and half. Just deal with your body & your breath.