Colin Farrell’s Net Worth And Who He Plays In the Live-Action ‘Dumbo’ Remake

Accomplished actor Colin Farrell has been in the industry for quite some time. You probably know him from one of his many starring film roles. In March 2019, his new film, Dumbo, was released. Here’s what you need to know about the actor including his past appearances, net worth, and much more.

What should you know Colin Farrell from?

Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Farrell hails from Ireland and got his start in British films and TV series. The actor has done very little small-screen work over the course of his career, aside from a guest appearance on Scrubs. In 2015, he had his first leading TV role on Season 2 of True Detective.

You would most likely know Farrell from his film roles, many of which fall into the crime/action thriller category. In the early ‘00s, he starred in movies such as S.W.A.T. and The Recruit. Farrell began to receive accolades, winning a Golden Globe for his performance in In Bruges. He began to take on more dark comedic roles with Horrible Bosses and The Lobster, the latter of which earned him another Golden Globe nomination.

He stars in the new Disney remake of Dumbo

In the Dumbo live-action remake, Farrell portrays Holt Farrier, who is tasked with taking care of the eponymous elephant so that he can be trained to perform at a circus. The film, which is directed by Tim Burton, takes a lot of liberties from the original: Farrell’s character, along with most of the other humans, were not in the animated film, which focused solely on the speaking animal characters. However, it is meant to maintain the spirit and themes of the original, seemingly taking place in the same time period and highlighting the many issues of circuses.  

He and co-star Danny Devito seem to get along great

Starring alongside Farrell is Danny Devito, who portrays the ringmaster of the circus. Though the two actors have seemingly never worked together, they must have gotten very close on set, because they have some great chemistry in the above Wired Autocomplete Interview.

Farrell and Devito joked about everything from their musical abilities (or lack thereof) to their past roles. Devito does a pretty impressive Irish accent in the video, after which Farrell reveals that he is a whopping 98.7% Irish. They’re clearly very supportive co-stars and actually appear to be enjoying the other’s company a lot.

Farrell’s net worth and personal life

Farrell has been acting for more than two decades, appearing in many big-budget films such as Total Recall, Saving Mr. Banks, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. So it’s no surprise that this is reflected in his net worth. The actor is estimated to be worth approximately $30 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

As for his personal life, it has been quite a rollercoaster. Farrell has allegedly dated A-list celebrities such as Britney Spears, Demi Moore, and Angelina Jolie in the past. This was in the early to mid-00s, which is also when he was frequently in the news for drug addiction, a stalker, and a sex tape. However, things have improved a bit over the years: Farrell now has two children: James, born in 2003 to model Kimm Bordenave and Henry, born in 2009 to actress Alicja Bachleda-Curuś.

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