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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 29 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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4 Interviews | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Daniel Day-Lewis's preparation to portray Christy Brown in 'My Left Foot'] Plenty of people will say it's facetious to stay in character. People will say it's pretentious. But Daniel spent weeks with kids who really had cerebral palsy to research the part. How difficult would it have been to act like them for the camera and then jump back after each take, like a jack-in-the-box? His decision ... See more »

Trivia:

Was 40 years old when he directed his first feature film. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Shay

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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