Now in rehab, Colin Farrell is among the most talented Irish actors of his generation. Here’s some tidbits you may not know about the Hollywood Dubliner.

Irish actor Colin Farrell has checked into rehab in Arizona at an exclusive treatment center.  The luxury $36,000-a-month rehab center in the Arizona desert is  popular with celebrities and has treated stars such as Tiger Woods and Selena Gomez.

After celebrating 12 years of sobriety, the Irish actor  has checked himself into the Meadows rehab clinic in Wickenburg, Arizona, according to the Daily Mail. 

A source told the Dail Mail that after an extremely busy year, working on three films back to back, the “In Bruges” star was using the time in rehab as a preventative measure because he was beginning to feel the urge to drink again after over a decade alcohol-free.

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A few things you may not know about Colin :

He once tried out for Irish boy band Boyzone but, fortunately, never got the job.

His dad Eamon and uncle Tommy were well-known semi-professional soccer players with the famed Shamrock Rovers team, in Ireland.

He has never been married… or has he?

Farrell met English actress and singer Amelia Warner at the premiere of the movie “Quills”, in 2000. They dated from July to November 2001. There was speculation that they married. Speaking about the experience, the actor commented “Too fast, too young.”

However, in December 2011, Warner told The Sun that the marriage was never legal. “We had a ceremony on a beach in Tahiti that was by no means legal and we knew it wasn’t, said Warner.

“It was just a thing we did on holiday. We went shark feeding and then we did that. We booked them both on the activities desk at the hotel.”

Farrell has a tattoo of Amelia’s name around his ring finger.

 Always a ladies man, Farrell has been linked to some beautiful women. Among them are Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears, Demi Moore, model Josie Maran (who he accused of making a sex tape), and Playboy cover girl Nicole Narain.

 He hates green beer and shamrockery around St. Patrick’s Day.

He told Late Night host Jimmy Kimmel green beer was not an Irish invention. When the late-night TV host brought up St Patrick’s Day, Farrell said “he had never heard of green beer before he came to America.”

The actor laughed “Who wants to drink green beer?

He has acted in 45 films from major blockbusters to independent films. Most critics regard his performance in “In Bruges” as his best role so far.


Article courtesy of  ‘Irish Central.’