Colin Farrell has been in the movie industry since the 90s. From his debut as an actor, the Irish actor has been in more than thirty movies and TV shows. All those titles in his roster have given Colin Farrell the net worth that he currently possesses. Born on May 31, 1976, Farrell was born in Dublin, Irelan to Rita and Eamon Farrell. His father and his uncle, Tommy Farrell, are former players of the Irish club Shamrock Rovers FC. The actor has three siblings; a brother, Eamon Jr., and two sisters, Catherine and Claudine.
Colin Farrell’s Career before His Role in Dumbo
Colin Farrell appeared in the BBC drama Ballykissangel in 1998, made his film debut in the Tim Roth directed drama The War Zone in 1999, and was discovered by Hollywood when Joel Schumacher cast him in the lead role in the war drama Tigerland in 2000. He then starred in Schumacher’s psychological thriller Phone Booth where he plays a hostage in a New York City phone booth. He also appeared in the American thrillers S.W.A.T. and The Recruit and as the villain Bullseye in the 2003 superhero film, Daredevil starring Ben Affleck in the titular role.
The year 2006 saw Colin Farrell in the action comedy-drama, Miami Vice, opposite Jamie Foxx. He bagged a Golden Globe for Best Actor for his performance in In Bruges in 2008. Farrell starred in the black comedy film Horrible Bosses (2011), for which he received critical praise, along with the comedy-horror film Fright Night (2011) and the sci-fi action film Total Recall (2012). Farrell subsequently starred as a criminal in the highest-earning Irish independent classic, Intermission, before switching to historical epics with his second venture being the Oscar-nominated The New World. Naturally, his net worth was significantly boosted by these successes.
In 2015, he starred as Detective Ray Velcoro in the second season of HBO’s True Detective and also starred in the film The Lobster, for which he was nominated for his second Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. In 2016, he played Percival Graves in the Harry Potter spin-off film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Director Tim Burton appeared in a short video at Disney’s D23 expo in 2019 to announce the start of the production of the live-action movie Dumbo and revealed details of the star-studded cast. Dumbo is based upon a storyline written by Helen Aberson and is a full-length adaptation of Walt Disney’s 1941 animated film of the same name written by Otto Englander, Joe Grant, and Dick Huemer. Ehren Kruger adapted the screenplay into this modern version. The film stars Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, and Alan Arkin, with child stars Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins, and Edd Osmond as the titular character.
The story follows a family that works at a failing traveling circus as they encounter a baby elephant with extremely large ears who is capable of flying. Dumbo was released to theaters on March 29, 2019. It nabbed the top spot at the USA box office and collected $45 million from 4,259 venues, falling short of expectations that anticipated a launch estimate of $50 million. Overseas, Dumbo got off to a better start, earning $71 million for a global launch weekend haul of $116 million. Walt Disney Studios shelled out $170 million to produce Dumbo, not including marketing and distribution fees.
Dumbo grossed $114.8 million in the United States and Canada, and $238.3 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $353 million, against a production budget of $170 million. It was estimated that the film would have had to gross more than $500 million worldwide to break even.
Colin Farrell Net Worth Since He Played Holt In ‘Dumbo’
Colin Farrell has had a colorful acting career filled with movies of different genres. No doubt each one adding to the actor’s total net worth. After his role in the Disney movie Dumbo, Farrell has an estimated net worth of around $30 million and has also earned salaries up to $10 million for his acting. Many of Farrell’s movies ended up as commercial superhits.
Colin Farrell currently resides at Los Angeles, California in a five-bedroom mansion. The house features five bedrooms and five bathrooms with a pool, a spa and a fitness place. Colin Farrell often drives around in his old Ford Bronco. The car is considered one of the first SUVs to be made in the US. It was released as a versatile, 2-door mini-truck which could act as an all-rounder vehicle. He also owns an $82,500 Cadillac Escalade.