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Jim Sheridan is a master story-teller, and an acclaimed film director of few films, but good films nevertheless. Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1949, Sheridan moved to America in 1982, meeting a man who invited him to run the Irish Arts Center. He found a place to live in Hell's Kitchen, New York City, and was low on finances at first. He eventually ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 27 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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 2012/I Dollhouse (executive producer)
 2006 Where's Daddy! (Short) (executive producer)
 2006 A Portrait of an Artist: The Making of 'Get Rich or Die Tryin' (Video documentary short) (producer)
 2005 Get Rich or Die Tryin' (producer)
 2002 In America (producer)
 2002 Bloody Sunday (executive producer)
 2001 On the Edge (executive producer)
 2000 Borstal Boy (executive producer)
 1999 Agnes Browne (producer)
 1997 The Boxer (producer)
 1996 Some Mother's Son (producer)
 1993 In the Name of the Father (producer)
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5' 7" (1.7 m)

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[on his early years in New York] We didn't have a sense of being poor. We came from Ireland where you could literally be poor because there was about 17 percent unemployment and 15 percent interest rates and inflation, you know, and a war going on, so to come here wasn't as edgy... it seemed an easier place to live in. See more »


Spends a long time developing his projects before they go into production. His main source of income during these periods is from directing corporate videos and commercials for large corporations in Asian countries. See more »


Frequently references Irish themes in his films, particularly the IRA See more »



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