The Info List - Jim Sheridan

Jim Sheridan (born 6 February 1949) is an Irish playwright, screenwriter, film director, and film producer. In the few years from 1989 to 1993, Sheridan made three acclaimed films set in Ireland (My Left Foot, The Field, and In the Name of the Father) that between them received 13 Academy Award
Academy Award
nominations. Sheridan has personally received six Academy Award
Academy Award
nominations.[1] In addition to the above-mentioned films, he is also known for the films The Boxer and In America.


1 Life and career 2 Filmography 3 Awards and nominations 4 References 5 External links

Life and career[edit] Jim Sheridan was born in Dublin, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
to Anna and Peter Sheridan Snr and raised in the inner city. He is the brother of playwright Peter Sheridan.[2] The family ran a lodging house, while Anna Sheridan worked at a hotel and Peter Sheridan Snr was a railway clerk with CIÉ.[3] Sheridan's early education was at a Christian Brothers school. In 1969 he attended University College Dublin
to study English and History. He became involved in student theater there, where he met Neil Jordan, who also was later to become an important Irish film director. After graduating from UCD in 1972, Sheridan and his brother began writing and staging plays, and together founded the Project Theatre Company.[4] In 1981, Sheridan emigrated to Canada, but eventually settled in the Hell's Kitchen
Hell's Kitchen
section of New York City. He enrolled in NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and became the artistic director of the Irish Arts Center.[5] Sheridan returned to Ireland in the late 1980s. In 1989, he directed My Left Foot, which became a critical and commercial success and won Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
and Brenda Fricker
Brenda Fricker
Academy Awards. He followed that with The Field (with Richard Harris) in 1990; then with In the Name of the Father in 1993, a fictionalized re-telling of the case of the Guildford Four. The film won the Golden Bear
Golden Bear
at the 44th Berlin International Film Festival.[6] In 1996 he co-wrote Some Mother's Son
Some Mother's Son
with Terry George. The Boxer (with Daniel Day-Lewis) was nominated for a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
for best film drama in 1997. In 2003, he released the semi-autobiographical In America, which tells the story of a family of Irish immigrants trying to succeed in New York. The film received positive reviews and earned Samantha Morton
Samantha Morton
and Djimon Hounsou
Djimon Hounsou
Academy Award
Academy Award
nominations. In 2005 he released Get Rich or Die Tryin', a film starring rap star 50 Cent. He is connected with the upcoming film adaptation of Artemis Fowl and is rumoured to have written the screenplay and been asked to direct it. Sheridan helmed the 2009 film Brothers, starring Tobey Maguire
Tobey Maguire
and Jake Gyllenhaal, which was shot in New Mexico. He also directed the thriller Dream House,[7] which starred Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts, and Rachel Weisz.[8] Filmography[edit]

My Left Foot
My Left Foot
(1989) The Field (1990) Into the West (1992) - writer only In the Name of the Father (1993) Some Mother's Son
Some Mother's Son
(1996) - writer only The Boxer (1997) In America (2002) Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005) Brothers (2009) Dream House (2011) The Secret Scripture (2016) The Eleventh Hour (2017) - shortfilm Emerald City (TBA)

Awards and nominations[edit] Academy Awards

Best Original Screenplay – In America (2002) Nominated (as co-writer) Best Adapted Screenplay – In the Name of the Father (1993) Nominated (as co-writer) Best Director – In the Name of the Father (1993) Nominated (as director) Best Picture – In the Name of the Father (1993) Nominated (as co-producer) Best Adapted Screenplay – My Left Foot
My Left Foot
(1989) Nominated (as co-writer) Best Director – My Left Foot
My Left Foot
(1989) Nominated (as director)

Berlin Film Festival

1994, Golden Bear
Golden Bear
– In the Name of the Father Won[6] 1998, Golden Bear
Golden Bear
– The Boxer Nominated[9]

British Academy Film Awards

Best Adapted Screenplay – In the Name of the Father (1993) Nominated (as co-writer)

Golden Globe
Golden Globe

Best Screenplay – In America (2002) Nominated (as co-writer) Best Director – The Boxer (1997) Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Best Director – In America (2002) Nominated

National Board of Review

Best Original Screenplay – In America (2002) Win (as co-writer)

Writers Guild of America

Best Original Screenplay – In America (2002) Nominated (as co-writer)


^ Ebert, Roger. "Coach Carter", RogerEbert.com, 14 January 2005. Retrieved on 20 August 2006. ^ " Jim Sheridan Biography (1949-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2013-07-23.  ^ "Jim Sheridan: 'Cinema is kill, kill, kill'".  ^ "Irish Film Archive".  ^ "TCM Archive Materials".  ^ a b "Berlinale: 1994 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-06-15.  ^ " Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts
Takes Residence in Murdered Family's 'Dream House'". Bloody Disgusting. 23 January 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2013.  ^ " Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
Fills Uni's 'Dream House' Cast". Bloody Disgusting. 9 February 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2013.  ^ "Berlinale: 1998 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 

External links[edit]

Jim Sheridan on IMDb Jim Sheridan Bibliography (via UC Berkeley)

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Films directed by Jim Sheridan

My Left Foot
My Left Foot
(1989) The Field (1990) In the Name of the Father (1993) The Boxer (1997) In America (2002) Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005) Brothers (2009) Dream House (2011) The Secret Scripture (2016)

Awards for Jim Sheridan

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Britannia Awards

Excellence in Film

Albert R. Broccoli
Albert R. Broccoli
(1989) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1990) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1992) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1993) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1995) Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein
(1996) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1997) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1998) Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
(1999) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(2000) George Lucas
George Lucas
(2002) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(2003) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2004) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(2005) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2006) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(2009) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2010) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2013) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(2014) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2015) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(2016) Matt Damon
Matt Damon

Excellence in Directing

Peter Weir
Peter Weir
(2003) Jim Sheridan (2004) Mike Newell (2005) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(2006) Martin Campbell
Martin Campbell
(2007) Stephen Frears
Stephen Frears
(2008) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2009) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2010) David Yates
David Yates
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2013) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(2014) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(2015) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2016) Ava DuVernay
Ava DuVernay

Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment

Howard Stringer
Howard Stringer
(2003) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(2009) Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
& Tony Scott
Tony Scott
(2010) John Lasseter
John Lasseter
(2011) Will Wright (2012) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2013) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2014) Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
(2015) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(2016) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh

British Artist of the Year

Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
(2006) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2007) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(2008) Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt
(2009) Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen
(2010) Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
(2011) Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
(2012) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
(2013) Emma Watson
Emma Watson
(2014) James Corden
James Corden
(2015) Felicity Jones
Felicity Jones
(2016) Claire Foy (2017)

Excellence in Comedy

Betty White
Betty White
(2010) Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
(2011) Trey Parker
Trey Parker
and Matt Stone
Matt Stone
(2012) Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen
(2013) Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(2014) Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer
(2015) Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
(2016) Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari

Excellence in Television

Aaron Spelling
Aaron Spelling
(1999) HBO
Original Programming (2002) Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke

Humanitarian Award

Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis
(2007) Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Idris Elba
Idris Elba
(2013) Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo
(2014) Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom
(2015) Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor

Retired Awards

(1999) Tarsem Singh
Tarsem Singh
(1999) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(2003) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2004) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(2005) Ronald Neame
Ronald Neame
(2005) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(2006) Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne (2007)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Screenplay

Screenplay (1995–1996, 2001–2008, retired)

Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1995) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1996) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2001) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2002) Jim Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan, and Naomi Sheridan (2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Simon Beaufoy (2008)

Screenplay, Original (1997–2000, 2009–present)

Matt Damon
Matt Damon
and Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(1997) Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
and Marc Norman (1998) Alan Ball (1999) Cameron Crowe
Cameron Crowe
(2000) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2009) David Seidler (2010) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo (2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
/ Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele

Screenplay, Adapted (1997–2000, 2009–present)

Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
and Brian Helgeland (1997) Scott Smith (1998) Frank Darabont
Frank Darabont
(1999) Stephen Gaghan
Stephen Gaghan
(2000) Jason Reitman
Jason Reitman
and Sheldon Turner (2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, and Stan Chervin (2011) Tony Kushner
Tony Kushner
(2012) John Ridley
John Ridley
(2013) Gillian Flynn
Gillian Flynn
(2014) Adam McKay
Adam McKay
and Charles Randolph (2015) Eric Heisserer (2016) James Ivory
James Ivory

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Satellite Award for Best Director

Joel Coen (1996) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1997) Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick
(1998) Michael Mann
Michael Mann
(1999) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(2000) Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann
(2001) Todd Haynes
Todd Haynes
(2002) Jim Sheridan (2003) Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Nicolas Winding Refn
Nicolas Winding Refn
(2011) David O. Russell
David O. Russell
(2012) Steve McQueen (2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) Tom McCarthy (2015) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele

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