Actor Colin Farrell arrives at the Total Recall premiere in Los Angeles, California, on August 1, 2012.

Colin Farrell doesn't believe in spoiling his young children with material things.

The actor - who stars in the remake of 'Total Recall' - has no plans to lavish his two boys with expensive gifts as they grow up.

He told The Sun newspaper: “One of my sons loves footballs, tennis balls - anything round - and the other is mad on trains.”

The 36-year-old star is father to James Padraig, eight, who he has with American model Kim Bordenave, and Henry Tadeusz, 22 months, mothered by Alicja Bachleda-Curus.

However the siblings are content with getting to enjoy kids' entertainment and desert.

He continued: “Toys keep them happy and I give them ice-cream - that's about as extravagant as it gets.”

The screen star - who has battled with drink and drug abuse in the past - admits he has memory loss for certain parts of his past but insists he's not bothered about it.

He said: “There are a few black holes, where minutes and hours and days and weeks and possibly months have vanished. But whatever's disappeared I'm fine with, I obviously don't need it. As for things I'd like to forget? I don't think there's any.” - BANG Showbiz