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Irish actor Colin Farrell recalls hilarious story about first time he met Hollywood legend Donald Sutherland

Irish Mirror logoIrish Mirror 14/11/2017 David Maher

© Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Colin Farrell told a hilarious story about the first time he met Donald Sutherland in a special ceremony honouring the Hollywood legend.

The Irish actor was among an array of stars who came together at the bash to hail the 82-year-old and present him with a lifetime achievement Oscar.

And Farrell's recalling of the first time he met Sutherland didn't disappoint - producing a great reaction from the veteran.

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The Dubliner said: "The first time I met Donald was many moons ago and we were in Capetown in South Africa.

"We were shooting a film, or we were rehearsing or about to start rehearsing.

"I was in a car park at a makeshift production office and I looked over and saw the man and, like can happen sometimes when we're familiar with people's work over the years, I had a feeling that I knew him but yet I was intimidated as a result of that feeling.

Colin Farrell © Jeff Spicer/Getty Images Colin Farrell "And as warm as Donald can be, he can be intimidating at times. He has that lion-like visage and he's got a very elegant but giant stature and I said I'm going to go over and say hello to this man and pay my respects.

"I knew I was going to be working with him so I walked over and tapped him on the elbow and he turned around and said five words to me which I've never forgotten to this day and I've carried them around with me for whatever it was, 15 years. And he said, 'Put out that f****** cigarette'.

"Donald, you complete me."


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