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My Left Foot (film)

My Left Foot, by Christy Brown, is a 1989 autobiographical film which tells the story of Christy Brown, an Irishman born with cerebral palsy, who can only move his left foot. It stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan, Kirsten Sheridan, Declan Croghan, Eanna MacLiam, Marie Conmee and Cyril Cusack.

The movie was adapted by Shane Connaughton and Jim Sheridan from the book by Christy Brown. It was directed by Sheridan.

It won Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Daniel Day-Lewis) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Brenda Fricker). It was nominated for Best Director, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.