My Left Foot

My Left Foot
BiographyDrama

1989

Director: Jim Sheridan Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan, Kirsten Sheridan, Declan Croghan, Eanna MacLiam, Marie Conmee, Cyril Cusack, Phelim Drew, Fiona Shaw, Ray McAnally, Pat Laffan, Hugh O’Conor

Academy Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Daniel Day-Lewis); Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Brenda Fricker)

Also Nominated For: Best Picture; Best Director (Jim Sheridan); Best Adapted Screenplay (Jim Sheridan & Shane Connaughton)

I First Saw In: 2015

Synopsis: Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb – his left foot.

Did You Know? Many of the scenes were filmed through a mirror, as Daniel Day-Lewis could only manipulate his right foot to perform the actions seen in the film.

Quotables: DR. EILEEN COLE: If you work with me, I’ll help you say “fuck off” more clearly.

And now a Word from the Guise:
Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the greatest actors that has ever lived. I loved him in There Will Be Blood, I loved him in Lincoln, and I loved him in this. He gives over 100% to his performances. And his performance in My Left Foot is no different. It’s raw and inspiring. I also found myself quite enthralled with Hugh O’Conor’s performance as young Christy Brown. Brenda Fricker and Fiona Shaw are equally incredible.

Oscar Madness Ranking – ??? out of 233