He may be one of the hottest hunks in Hollywood, but this Irish-born actor, who stars in the thriller Phone Booth debuting later this month, is more at home in a dark Irish pub than a posh L.A. eatery. Here's a weekend with the devoted Dubliner at his favorite pubs and points of interest.
"I've been accused of promoting the Irish cliché," says Colin Farrell proudly. And, oh, what a hard-partying, hard-driving son of Dublin he remains, despite his recent ascent up Hollywood's A-list. Whether starring opposite Tom Cruise in Minority Report, Bruce Willis in Hart's War, or with a stellar cast in the upcoming thriller Phone Booth, he carries the spirit of his homeland wherever he goes. Raised in the Castleknock neighborhood of Dublin, the 26-year-old actor abandoned dreams of becoming a soccer star, like both his father and uncle before him, to join Dublin's Gaiety School of Drama. Soon after, Kevin Spacey spotted him in a London theatrical production, and as they say, a star was born. So hoist your pint for a pub-crawling weekend in Colin Farrell's beloved Dublin, where, he says, "Every day is kind of a blast."