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Colin Farrell: My Son ‘Is an Absolute Stud’

02/12/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

Colin Farrell Winter's Tale Premiere Nancy Rivera/Splash News

Like father, like son?

“[James] is an absolute stud,” Colin Farrell told PEOPLE of his son while attending the Winter’s Tale premiere in New York City on Tuesday.

James — who is the actor’s son with model Kim Bordenavelives with Angelman Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that is known to impair speech, movement and balance.

The proud father says James, 10, is always reaching new milestones. “Every day, just breaking down boundaries,” Farrell, 37, shares. “He’s an amazing boy.”

Farrell has said fatherhood was one of the main reasons he checked into rehab for drug and alcohol abuse in 2005, and James has offered his actor dad a lot of inspiration.

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Colin Farrell: Watching My Son Succeed Inspires Me

10/25/2013 at 11:30 AM ET

Colin Farrell Ackerman Institute D Dipasupil/Filmmagic

Actor Colin Farrell has a new favorite family activity with sons James, 10, and Henry, 4.

“I’m trying to introduce Disney into my diet and introduce it into [their] diet for the first time,” Farrell, 37, told PEOPLE at the Ackerman Institute for the Family’s Moving Families Forward Gala in New York City on Monday.

“We’ve gone old school — Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Lady and the Tramp.”

And while the films have been a hit, the boys aren’t willing to watch just anything. “I put on Cinderella and the two of them were like … ‘No,’” says Farrell with a laugh.

This comes as a small victory for James, who suffers from Angelman Syndrome, a rare neuro-genetic disorder which can impair speech, movement and balance.

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