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Farrell 2.0

The new Colin Farrell is all about clean living and simple pleasures.

Colin Farrell is no longer Hollywood’s prince of hedonism, said Donna Freydkin in USA Today. When he first made it big, the Irish actor was boozing it up nightly, smoking several packs of cigarettes a day, and throwing punches at the paparazzi. But that was then.

The new Colin Farrell—“Farrell 2.0,’’ if you will—is all about clean living and simple pleasures. “You’re talking to someone who checks into the Four Seasons, grabs the room-service menu, and gets so giddy at what is on the menu, and looks at the on-demand on TV and gets so giddy that I can have films that are still in theaters,” he says. He quit smoking and hasn’t had a taste of the Guinness, or anything else for that matter, since 2005. “I haven’t had a hangover in six years,” he says, shaking his head in amazement.

Life is so much easier as a result. “When I think of the energy I spent trying to physically get to set, let alone trying to learn my lines, it was wasted.” He’s even learned to accept celebrity photographers in his face. “You don’t want to be photographed by the paparazzi? Say no to the $120 million film.”

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