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Colin Farrell -- St. Alexander?

9/13/2007 4:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Colin Farrell's known as a philandering, dirty-mouthed, Hollywood bad boy -- but this week, he spent around $10,000 on a homeless man.
Colin Farrell
Rewind to 2003 when a local radio station offered $2,000 to anyone who could get the swaggering lothario into the studios -- when a homeless guy known as "Stress" pulled off the incredible feat. On Tuesday, the same vagabond was outside Colin's hotel, with Farrell not only remembering him, but sweeping him into his car for a shopping spree!

According to the Toronto Sun, Farrell took the man to Europe Bound Travel Outfitters, telling workers there to "Get him anything he wants." Stress picked up a $500 jacket, a backpack filled with socks, underwear, boots and a sleeping bag. After shopping Colin then went to an ATM, took out "a wad of twenties" and arranged to pay the dude's rent for a year!

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sassymom    

What an amazing and genuine thing to do. Everyone with a little extra money to spare should do the same.
It is nice to see entertainers can do something other than get drunk and party. Great job Colin

2535 days ago
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annoyed    

FINALLY! Some positive news on this site for a change! About time too. Way to go, TMZ!

2535 days ago
18.

WS    

The world needs much more of this kind of stuff. That was a cool thing that he did. I hope the homeless guy gets on his feet and really makes it big.

2535 days ago
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amy    

That's the sort of thing that "the stars" should do more often, they make gazillions of dollars, get most everything they want at little or no cost, & most of the time are so self-absorbed, that they shrug off people in need. They forget that if it weren't for us "normal people" they might not have the finer things in life that most of us can only dream about. GOD Bless Colin, he's finely grown-up!

2535 days ago
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bob    

LETS START BY HELPING PEOPLE FROM THE USA, NOT FROM OTHER COUNTRIES, WE NEED HELP HERE TOO!! HEAR THAT OPRAH? ANGIE? ETC ETC...

LETS START BY HELPING PEOPLE FROM THE USA, NOT FROM OTHER COUNTRIES, WE NEED HELP HERE TOO!! HEAR THAT OPRAH? ANGIE? ETC ETC...

LETS START BY HELPING PEOPLE FROM THE USA, NOT FROM OTHER COUNTRIES, WE NEED HELP HERE TOO!! HEAR THAT OPRAH? ANGIE? ETC ETC...

LETS START BY HELPING PEOPLE FROM THE USA, NOT FROM OTHER COUNTRIES, WE NEED HELP HERE TOO!! HEAR THAT OPRAH? ANGIE? ETC ETC...


LETS START BY HELPING PEOPLE FROM THE USA, NOT FROM OTHER COUNTRIES, WE NEED HELP HERE TOO!! HEAR THAT OPRAH? ANGIE? ETC ETC...


LETS START BY HELPING PEOPLE FROM THE USA, NOT FROM OTHER COUNTRIES, WE NEED HELP HERE TOO!! HEAR THAT OPRAH? ANGIE? ETC ETC...



LETS START BY HELPING PEOPLE FROM THE USA, NOT FROM OTHER COUNTRIES, WE NEED HELP HERE TOO!! HEAR THAT OPRAH? ANGIE? ETC ETC...

2535 days ago
21.

Posh is nasty    

What an awesome guy he is for doing something like that! If I was a rich and famous I would do the same thing for people. If only all rich celebrities were so kind...

2535 days ago
22.

Mimi    

Hooray for covering an uplifting story like this....keep hope alive, TMZ!

2535 days ago
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Seriously    

The above picture is one of the best pictures I have EVER seen of Colin. And paying "rent" for that man for a year was probably the BEST gift he could've given him!!!! 'Cause LAWD knows he SHO wouldn't make it through the night without getting mugged sportin' all that new stuff!

2535 days ago
24.

G-LoCA    

What a great Man! Im LuvN the New "good" coLLin...Not many stars yet alone ppl would do half of the things he did! This man deserves a Standing Ovation!!!!

2535 days ago
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T B    

It's about time that someone famous actually helped another person get a fresh start. I give Colin alot of credit for his actions, as I would hope to do the same if I had the funds to do it. Just a little bit of help can make a difference in someones life.

2535 days ago
26.

Rob    

Do you think he will use it as a tax write off?

2535 days ago
27.

Ladywonder    

WOW! What a wonderful thing to do......Colin FarellI applaud You

2535 days ago
28.

Lorenzo    

Yes what a great guy. It's great how he can spend 10,000 on a homeless guy and on the other hand spend 50,000 plus on strippers. Cool guy. He put a couple of strippers through college I bet. The United Strippers College Fund (USCF)

2535 days ago
29.

Ann    

Colen its nice read some heartwarming news instead of War,Drugs or some idiot who is always showing their ass to the World, God Bless You!

2535 days ago
30.

MissVee    

Giving the man a job would have been an even better gift. Or ask other celebrities to match his 10 grand in-kind and start a transitional housing project like Beyonce did - make Stress the super! Way to look down the road Beyonce! Nice first-try Colin - but you need to do your homework on what really helps the homeless.

2535 days ago
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