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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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Get Rich or Die Tryin'
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Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 31 wins & 44 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

In America
In America Producer
(2002)
My Left Foot
My Left Foot Director
(1989)
The Boxer
The Boxer Producer
(1997)

Filmography

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  Hitmanforhire.net (executive producer) (announced)
 2018 First Disco (Short) (executive producer) (completed)
 2018 Shelter me: Apollo House (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2017 The Making of 11th Hour (Short) (executive producer)
 2017 Inside Apollo House (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2017 The Making of the Secret Scripture (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2016 The Secret Scripture (producer)
 2015 Omar Sharif's Tribute (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2012 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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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:

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 »

Trademark:

Two young daughters in the family (In America, Brothers, Dream House) See more »

Nickname:

Shea

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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