Colin Farrell was inspired to become an actor after watching ET: The Extra-Terrestrial.

The Dubliner revealed that he was so moved after watching Steven Spielberg’s 1982 classic that he had to become part of the film industry. "I cried and I just loved it,” he told The Sun newspaper. “I was taken away completely to another world. It inspired in me all sorts of thoughts, emotions, and it has stayed with me very much. E.T. really did it for me."

Farrell, who will be seen next on the big screen in a remake of the Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi classic, Total Recall, is currently filming Seven Psychopaths with his In Bruges' director, Martin McDonagh.