1. During that time, he also appeared in Steven Spielberg’s science fiction thriller Minority Report .
2. In recent years, he co-starred in the comedy-horror film Fright Night .
3. A favourite with film critics like Peter Bradshaw, Manohla Dargis and Roger Ebert in the 2000s, Farrell developed a reputation as a lothario and dated numerous famous women for a time.
4. Farrell was born in Dublin, Ireland, the son of Rita and Eamon Farrell.
5. His father played football for Shamrock Rovers and ran a health-food shop.
6. He was inspired to try acting when E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial moved him to tears.
7. As an 18-year-old travelling in Sydney, Australia he was at one time suspected for attempted murder. The police sketch admittedly looked remarkably like him and he had even described blacking out the night in question.
8. His only alibi was apparently a journal kept by his friend that explained the two had been across town that night ingesting MDMA.
9. Alan Morrison of Empire wrote, “Farrell can usually be relied upon to bring a spark to the bonfire.
10. In late 2003 Farrell starred as a criminal who plots a bank robbery with Cillian Murphy in the dark comedy Intermission, which held the record for highest-grossing Irish independent film in Irish box-office history for three years and remains a cult classic there.