Which film is the true account of an Irishman born with cerebral palsy?
"My Left Foot" (1989) is a story where no one expects much from Christy Brown (Daniel Day-Lewis). He was a boy with cerebral palsy who was born into a working-class Irish family. Though Christy is a spastic quadriplegic and essentially paralyzed, a miraculous event occurs when, at the age of 5, he demonstrates control of his left foot by using chalk to scrawl a word on the floor. With the help of his steely mother (Brenda Fricker), and no shortage of grit and determination, Christy overcomes his infirmity to become a painter, poet, and popular author.
"My Left Foot" is a 1989 Irish-British biographical comedy-drama film. It was directed and co-written by Jim Sheridan. The key stars are Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Ray McAnally, Hugh O'Conor, and Fiona Shaw. Also featured are Julie Hale, Alison Whelan, Kirsten Sheridan, Declan Croghan, Eanna MacLiam, Marie Conmee, and Cyril Cusack. It is a partly fictional biography, adapted for the big screen by Shane Connaughton and Jim Sheridan from the book 'My Left Foot' by Christy Brown.
The film was well received by critics and audiences, with Day-Lewis and Fricker's performances being widely acclaimed. Day-Lewis won the Academy Award and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. Brenda Fricker won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. The film was also nominated for 3 other Oscars, including Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Picture.