Colin Farrell wanted to be a footballer

Los Angeles: Irish actor Colin Farrell says he wanted to be a football player like his father Eamon Farrell.

The actor`s father was a professional player with Shamrock Rovers in his native Ireland. Farrell, 36, is known for his work in movies like `Minority Report` and `Total Recall` and could not fit into the role of a sportsperson.

"I wanted to be a footballer, but I wasn`t good enough. Certainly, when I was 13 or 14, I knew for sure that I`d dropped the ball, so to speak," quoted Farrell as saying.

"I mean, my dad was kicking a punctured tennis ball up against the wall in his back garden from the time he was four, on his own, six hours a day," he added.


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