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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 & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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In America
In America Producer
My Left Foot
My Left Foot Director
The Boxer
The Boxer Producer


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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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[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 »


Directed seven actors into Oscar-nominated roles: Brenda Fricker, Samantha Morton, Djimon Hounsou, Pete Postlethwaite, Richard Harris. Emma Thompson, and Daniel Day-Lewis. Day-Lewis was nominated twice for Sheridan films, and he won for "Left Foot". Fricker won Best Supporting Actress for the same film. See more »


Frequently casts Daniel Day-Lewis See more »



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