His father played football for Shamrock Rovers FC and ran a health food shop. Farrell has an older brother, Eamon, Jr. Claudine works as his personal assistant. He unsuccessfully auditioned for the Irish musical group Boyzone around this time. His only alibi was apparently a journal kept by his friend that explained the two had been across town that night, taking MDMA.
Alan Morrison of Empire wrote, "Farrell can usually be relied upon to bring a spark to the bonfire. That's also true of [this movie]. Scott disagreed on the actor's effectiveness in The Recruit; Ebert noted the actor's likability,  but Scott felt that Farrell "spends his time in a caffeinated frenzy, trying to maintain his leading-man sang-froid while registering panic, stress and confusion".
Farrell's supporting roles include an ambitious Justice Department agent opposite Tom Cruise , a potential criminal in Minority Report ,  and the villain Bullseye in Daredevil Matt Damon was originally offered the Minority Report role, turning it down to appear in Ocean's Eleven. Farrell was signed to the role in December , although he was considered for the lead role of Matt Murdock Daredevil until Ben Affleck signed.
But it's not exactly a character you can do method acting for In , he appeared in several other independent films receiving limited theatrical release in most countries, including A Home at the End of the World adapted from Michael Cunningham 's A Home at the End of the World. The effort is there, but it's a performance you end up rooting for rather than enjoying, because there's no way to just relax and watch".
In many ways, this is a movie for Greek and Alexander 'geeks. Director Terrence Malick went out of his way to keep Farrell and Kilcher apart until they were filmed together. Scott criticised Farrell's work: His salary was initially larger than Foxx's. Farrell appeared on screen and provided the narration,  donating his earnings to a homeless shelter in Ireland.
Farrell received positive reviews for his involvement in the true story. Roger Ebert disliked the film  and A. Scott said that the actor "once again indulges his blustery mixture of menace and charm, overdoing both,"  but Gregory Kirschling of Entertainment Weekly liked Farrell's work. Farrell was one of three actors with Johnny Depp and Jude Law , who helped to complete Heath Ledger 's role when Ledger died before filming ended.
They played "Imaginarium" versions of Ledger's character Tony,  donating their earnings to Ledger's daughter Matilda. He lost 30 pounds for the role. Farrell at the premiere of Ondine at the Tribeca Film Festival Another release was Ondine , a fantasy-drama directed by Neil Jordan starring Farrell as a fisherman with a handicapped daughter. Shot in the village of Castletownbere on Ireland's southwest coast, it featured cinematography by longtime Wong Kar-wai collaborator Christopher Doyle.
The film, American William Monahan 's debut as director after writing screenplays for The Departed and Body of Lies , was panned by critics. The film focuses on a trio of employees who plot to murder their tyrannical superiors. Sukhdev Sandhu of the Telegraph wrote that Farrell "proves his comedy credentials once more Scott thought that Farrell played his role with "a wink and a snarl and a feline purr".
So he goes for it. Filmed from May to September in Toronto and directed by Len Wiseman , the film was a new sci-fi take about a sleeper agent. He just has the ability to be trying different things all the time.
It broke even at the box office  and reviews were generally good, with David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter writing that Farrell "serves as an excellent foil for Rockwell" and the actor "is in subdued mode Noomi Rapace , star of Oplev's The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo , starred as a facially scarred woman who blackmails Farrell's character into killing the man who disfigured her in a car crash.
She described him as "an extraordinary appealing actor" who "has always made a terrific bad boy, but Travers adores in Saving Mr. Banks got contrasting reviews with Variety's Scott Foundras calling it "excellent"  and Leslie Felperin of The Hollywood Reporter "his best work in some time"  but The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw describing it as "bland" and "uninspired"  and The Telegraph's Robbie Collin expressing that the actor was wrong for the role.
His upcoming films include Widows and Dumbo , which are slated for release in and , respectively.