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Jim Sheridan is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Irlandais born on 6 february 1949 at Dublin (Irlande)

Jim Sheridan

Jim Sheridan
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Nationality Irlande
Birth 6 february 1949 (70 years) at Dublin (Irlande)

Jim Sheridan (born 6 February 1949) is an Irish film director. A six-time Academy Award nominee, Sheridan is perhaps best known for his films My Left Foot, In the Name of the Father, The Field and In America.


Adolescent, Jim Sheridan évolue dans une petite troupe théâtrale fondée par son père. Après des études d'anglais et de philosophie à l'University College de Dublin, il consacre son temps au théâtre, assurant la direction artistique du Projects Art Centre de Dublin de 1976 à 1980, puis dirigeant l'Irish Arts Center cinq ans durant.

En 1989, il entame une filmographie fortement ancrée dans l'histoire de son pays. My Left Foot, qui relate la vie du peintre et écrivain paralytique Christy Brown, impose le comédien Daniel Day-Lewis et redonne un sang neuf au cinéma irlandais. Le film est notamment récompensé aux Oscars (nomination dans les catégories « meilleur film », « meilleur réalisateur » et « meilleur scénario », Oscar du meilleur acteur pour Daniel Day-Lewis et Oscar de la meilleure actrice dans un second rôle pour Brenda Fricker). Un an plus tard, Sheridan réalise The Field, drame traitant du combat d'un fermier, incarné par Richard Harris, face à des promoteurs immobiliers.

Jim Sheridan, qui officie en tant que scénariste sur tous ses films, retrouve Daniel Day-Lewis en 1993 pour Au nom du père, drame inspiré du procès à scandale des Quatre de Guildford (Guildford Four). Il poursuit sa collaboration avec l'acteur en 1997 avec The Boxer, histoire tragique d'un boxeur déchu sur fond de conflit irlandais.

Producteur de la plupart de ses films, mais également pour d'autres (Agnes Browne d'Anjelica Huston, Bloody Sunday de Paul Greengrass), Jim Sheridan fait, en 1998, une petite apparition en tant qu'acteur dans Le Général de John Boorman. En 2003, il met en scène son cinquième long-métrage, le drame In America.

Avec Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson comme acteur principal, il tourne le film Réussir ou mourir en 2004, biopic s'inspirant de la vie du rappeur. C'est Bono, le chanteur de U2, qui favorise la rencontre entre les deux. Deux ans après, le réalisateur réunit Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal et Natalie Portman pour jouer dans le drame Brothers. Le film présente les rapports complexes entre deux frères très différents, ainsi que le traumatisme vécu par l'un d'entre eux après son engagement en Afghanistan.

En 2010, il s'attaque à la réalisation du thriller Dream House avec Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts et Rachel Weisz. Il s'agit d'une première pour le réalisateur, qui n'avait encore jamais tourné de thriller d'épouvante.

Best films

In the Name of the Father (1993)
In America (2003)
My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (1989)

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Filmography of Jim Sheridan (21 films)

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Dealin' with Idiots
Directed by Jeff Garlin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Max Wright, Jeff Garlin, Bob Odenkirk, Dave Sheridan
Rating54% 2.7057452.7057452.7057452.7057452.705745
According to a press release from IFC Films, the film's distributor, Dealin' with Idiots is about Max Morris, a famous comedian, who decides to get to know the colorful parents and coaches of his son's Little League Baseball team in an attempt to find the inspiration for his next movie.
The Bridge of San Luis Rey, 2h
Directed by Mary McGuckian
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors F. Murray Abraham, Kathy Bates, Gabriel Byrne, Géraldine Chaplin, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel
Roles The King of Spain
Rating51% 2.5536152.5536152.5536152.5536152.553615
The film starts at a public hearing of a council led by Diego de Parada, the Archbishop of Lima (De Niro). Brother Juniper (Byrne) defends his work and his conclusions to the Inquisition, trying to assess whether the people who died were worthy or unworthy of suffering such a tragedy. He analyses the lives of four of the characters and the film flashes back and forth between the hearing and the events that lead to the tragedy.
The General, 2h4
Directed by John Boorman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Films about religion, Films about terrorism, Political films, Conflit nord-irlandais, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Brendan Gleeson, Adrian Dunbar, Seán McGinley, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Angeline Ball, Jon Voight
Roles CPAD Leader
Rating72% 3.647733.647733.647733.647733.64773
After selling stolen paintings to the UVF Cahill realizes he has made a dangerous mistake. When the PIRA hear of this, they order his assassination, which is carried out on 18 August 1994.
Moll Flanders, 2h3
Directed by Pen Densham
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Robin Wright, Morgan Freeman, Stockard Channing, John Lynch, Jeremy Brett, Brenda Fricker
Roles le prêtre
Rating64% 3.247843.247843.247843.247843.24784
A young girl is picked up from a London orphanage and is told the story of her mother (Moll Flanders)'s life on the way to the British West Indies.
Words Upon the Window Pane, 1h38
Directed by Mary McGuckian
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Géraldine Chaplin, Ian William Richardson, Jim Sheridan, Geraldine James, Orla Brady, John Lynch
Roles Jonathan Swift/Dean Swift
Rating67% 3.376613.376613.376613.376613.37661
In 1928 Dublin, during séances concerning Jonathan Swift, the spirits of his former lovers, Stella and Vanessa, emerge to resume their ancient quarrel.


The Secret Scripture, 1h48
Directed by Jim Sheridan
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama
Actors Rooney Mara, Vanessa Redgrave, Theo James, Eric Bana, Jack Reynor, Aidan Turner
Rating67% 3.357243.357243.357243.357243.35724
Un psychiatre s'intéresse au journal intime d'une patiente, Rosemary McNulty, accusée d'avoir tué son enfant issu d'une relation illégitime avec un sympathisant anglais. Enfermée dans un hôpital psychiatrique, sur le point d'être démoli, depuis une cinquantaine d'années, elle est suivie psychologiquement par le psychiatre qui est engagé pour réévaluer son état. Il découvre son attachement pour la Bible et elle lui raconte tout ce qu'elle a vécu et pourquoi elle a passé sa vie dans cet hôpital...
Dream House, 1h28
Directed by Jim Sheridan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about writers, Ghost films
Actors Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, Marton Csokas, Elias Koteas, Gregory Smith
Rating60% 3.000043.000043.000043.000043.00004
The film begins in Manhattan with Will Atenton (Daniel Craig) leaving his job as a successful editor in the city in order to spend more time in the suburbs with his wife, Libby (Rachel Weisz), and their two daughters and write a book. At first, they appear to be living the American dream in an idyllic small-town home they have just moved into. Early in his time at the house, Will notices tension between his neighbor, Anne Patterson (Naomi Watts), and her ex-husband, Jack, who is picking up their teenage daughter. Despite the seemingly perfect house, it soon becomes apparent to Will that something isn't right.
Brothers (2009)
, 1h45
Directed by Jim Sheridan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Films about terrorism, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Sam Shepard, Clifton Collins, Jr., Mare Winningham
Rating70% 3.548773.548773.548773.548773.54877
Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) is a Marine captain about to embark on his fourth tour of duty. He is a steadfast family man married to his high school sweetheart, Grace (Natalie Portman), and he has two young daughters, Isabelle and Maggie (Bailee Madison and Taylor Geare). Sam's brother Tommy (Jake Gyllenhaal) is being released from jail for an armed robbery, before Sam departs for Afghanistan in October, 2007. News comes that Sam's helicopter has crashed over the water, killing all of the Marines aboard. In reality, he and a hometown friend, Private Joe Willis (Patrick Flueger), have been taken prisoner in a mountain village.
Get Rich or Die Tryin', 1h58
Directed by Jim Sheridan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Musical theatre, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors 50 Cent, Terrence Demoustier, Joy Bryant, Bill Duke, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Omar Benson Miller
Rating53% 2.6549852.6549852.6549852.6549852.654985
Marcus (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson) is a quiet young boy who adores his loving mother (Serena Reeder), and the two live a relatively comfortable life as his mother is a local drug dealer. She often has to leave him with his grandparents to be looked after while she takes care of her business. After she is brutally murdered in an apparent drug deal gone wrong, Marcus heads down the wrong road himself.
In America
In America (2003)
, 1h45
Directed by Jim Sheridan
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about immigration, La précarité
Actors Samantha Morton, Paddy Considine, Emma Bolger, Djimon Hounsou, Sarah Bolger, Tom Murphy
Rating77% 3.898643.898643.898643.898643.89864
In 1982, Johnny and Sarah Sullivan and their daughters Christy and Ariel enter the United States on a tourist visa via Canada, where Johnny was working as an actor. The family settles in New York City, in a rundown Hell's Kitchen tenement occupied by drug addicts, transvestites, and a reclusive Nigerian artist/photographer named Mateo Kuamey. Hanging over the family is the death of their five-year-old son Frankie, who died from a brain tumor. The devout Roman Catholic Johnny questions God and has lost any ability to feel true emotions, which has affected his relationship with his family. Christy believes she has been granted three wishes by her dead brother, which she only uses at times of near-dire consequences for the family as they try to survive in New York.
The Boxer
The Boxer (1997)
, 1h53
Directed by Jim Sheridan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Sports films, Films about terrorism, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Political films, Conflit nord-irlandais, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, Brian Cox, Lorraine Pilkington, Ken Stott, Gerard McSorley
Rating70% 3.5484853.5484853.5484853.5484853.548485
Former Irish pugilist & Provisional IRA member Danny Flynn (Daniel Day-Lewis) returns home to Belfast from a 14-year stint in prison at the age of 32. Weary of the unbroken cycle of violence in Northern Ireland, he attempts to settle down and live in peace. After meeting his drink-sodden old trainer Ike (Ken Stott), Danny starts up a non-sectarian boxing club for boys in an old gymnasium. While fixing up the old building, however, he runs across a cache of Semtex hidden underneath the stage. He throws the cache into the river.
In the Name of the Father, 2h12
Directed by Jim Sheridan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Prison films, Films about religion, Films about terrorism, Political films, Films about capital punishment, Conflit nord-irlandais
Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Pete Postlethwaite, John Lynch, Beatie Edney, Corin Redgrave
Rating80% 4.049344.049344.049344.049344.04934
Gerry Conlon (Daniel Day-Lewis) is shown in Belfast stripping lead from roofs of houses when security forces home in on the district with armoured cars, and a riot breaks out. Gerry's father, Giuseppe Conlon (Pete Postlethwaite), later saves him from IRA punishment, and he is sent off to London to stay with his aunt, for his own good. Instead, he finds a squat, to explore, as he puts it, "free love and dope". One evening by chance he gains entry to a prostitute's flat and he steals the £700 he finds stashed inside; on that evening in Guildford there is an explosion at a pub that kills four off-duty soldiers and a civilian, and wounds sixty-five others.
The Field
The Field (1990)
, 1h47
Directed by Jim Sheridan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Richard Harris, John Hurt, Sean Bean, Brenda Fricker, Tom Berenger, John Cowley
Rating73% 3.6971153.6971153.6971153.6971153.697115
Bull McCabe, an Irish farmer, dumps a dead donkey in a lake. It transpires that McCabe's son, Tadhg, killed the donkey after discovering it had broken into the field the family has rented for generations. The donkey's owner blames Bull McCabe for the death and demands "blood money".
My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown, 1h43
Directed by Jim Sheridan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films about writers, Medical-themed films, Peinture, Films about disabilities
Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Ray McAnally, Brenda Fricker, Fiona Shaw, Hugh O'Conor, Kirsten Sheridan
Rating78% 3.949113.949113.949113.949113.94911
The film opens with Christy Brown, who has cerebral palsy, being taken to a charity event, where he meets his handler, a nurse named Mary Carr. She begins reading his autobiography. Christy could not walk or talk, but still received love and support from his family, especially his mother. One day, while Christy was still a young boy, he is the only person home to see his mother fall down a flight of stairs while in labor. He is able to get the attention of some neighbors, who come to his mother's rescue. His father, who had never really believed in Christy, becomes a supporter when, one day, when he is about ten, Christy uses his left foot (the only part of his body he can fully control) to write the word "mother" on the floor with a piece of yellow chalk.