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About Jim Sheridan
Jim Sheridan is a film director from Ireland. He is a six-time Academy Award nominee best known for his films "My Left Foot," "In the Name of the Father," "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," and "In America."
Family and Background
Born to parents Anne and Pete Sheridan on 6th February, 1949, Jim Sheridan grew up with 6 siblings and received his early education at a Christian Brothers school. He enrolled in University College Dublin in 1969 to study English and History.
He has four children: Amira Sheridan, his youngest daughter with film director Zahara Moufid, and three other daughters with Fran Sheridan.
His daughter, Amira Sheridan, followed in his footsteps and became an actress. Amira had roles in films such as “Country Haven” and “Pappy”.
My Left Foot
He wrote and directed his first film "My Left Foot" in 1989, after a distinguished career in the theater between the 1960s and 1980s. The film, which was based on Christy Brown’s 1954 memoir, starred Daniel Day-Lewis, with supporting roles from Ray McAnally, Fiona Shaw, Brenda Fricker, and Hugh O’Conor. On a budget of slightly more than a million pounds, the film garnered close to $15 million at the Box Office.
His film “My Left Foot” received five nominations at the 62nd Academy Awards in 1990, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress and Best Actor. Daniel Day-Lewis and Brenda Fricker went home winners in their respective award categories.
That same year, the film received 5 BAFTA Film Awards nominations, winning two – Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis and Best Supporting Actor for Ray McAnally.
"In the Name of the Father"
In 1993, Sheridan wrote, produced, and directed "In the Name of the Father," which received another European Film Award nomination. The film starred Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, and Pete Postlethwaite. It grossed about $65 million on a budget of $13 million. And at the 66th Academy Awards, the film received a whopping seven Oscar nominations, including Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, and Best Picture. It received two nominations each from the Australian Film Institute Awards and BAFTA Awards.
Other Career Highlights
He wrote, produced, and directed the 1997 film "The Boxer," starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Emily Watson; the 2003 film “In America”; and served as an executive producer on "On the Edge" and "Bloody Sunday”.
In 2005, he directed and produced the hip-hop crime drama film “Get Rich or Die Tryin’”, a film which starred American rapper 50 Cent (i.e. Curtis James Jackson III), Bill Duke, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard, and many others.
His 2009 psychological drama war film, “Brothers”, had Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Natalie Portman star in it.
Awards and Honors
His films have received sixteen Oscar nominations, two Academy Awards, and countless internationally recognized awards.
Did you know?
- Jim Sheridan’s hit film “My Left Foot” was ranked as the 53rd greatest British film of the 20th century. The ranking was done by the British Film Institute (BFI).
- As of 2022, he has worked with multiple Academy Award-winner Daniel Day-Lewis on three films – “My Left Foot”, “In the Name of the Father”, and “The Boxer”.
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F.A.Q. about Jim Sheridan
When is his birthday?
Jim Sheridan's birthday is on February 6, 1949.
In how many days is his birthday?
Jim's birthday is in 124 days
How old is he?
He is 73 years old.
Where is Jim from?
He was born in Dublin, Ireland.