• Daniel  Day-Lewis

    Daniel Day-Lewis

    Born on April 29th, 1957

    From London, England

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My Left Foot

No one expects much from Christy Brown (Daniel Day-Lewis), a boy with cerebral palsy 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 author.

Golden Globe (1990)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Won
Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)
Won
Actor in a Leading Role