One of Ireland’s best known Hollywood exports, Colin Farrell is the reason why so many women find Irish men appealing.

Here are ten random facts about the Dubliner:

1.   Attended Dublin’s Gaiety Drama School but eventually dropped out to play Danny Byrne on the BBC series Ballykissangel.

2.   Colin once auditioned for the Irish boy band ‘Boyzone’.

3.   Has been named one of People's "50 Most Beautiful People."

4.   According to IMDB his mother persuaded him to take dancing lessons with his brothers.

5.   An avid footballer, Farrell wanted to a be a soccer player as a child just like his father Eamon Farrell.
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6.    One of his favorite actors is Al Pacino.

7.    His sister Claudine Farrell is also his personal assistant.

8.    He has suffered from chronic insomnia since he was 12 years old.

9.    Hollyscoop reports that Farrell was premature at birth weighing only 1 lb, 6oz.

10.  The Dublin actor says he does not like watching the movies he stars in as they make him ‘nervous’.