Jim Sheridan

Jim Sheridan

Highest Rated: 98% My Left Foot (1989)

Lowest Rated: 6% Dream House (2011)

Birthday: Feb 6, 1949

Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Having been a successful theater director and journeyman actor in his native Ireland, feature director Jim Sheridan emigrated to the United States in 1981 with less than a hundred dollars in his pocket. Sheridan spent the next several years struggling to make ends meet until he directed first feature, "My Left Foot" (1989), which marked the first of several successful collaborations with actor and fellow Irishman Daniel Day-Lewis, while earning Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Picture. "My Left Foot" announced Sheridan as a talented filmmaker capable of balancing the drab life of a drunken artist suffering from cerebral palsy with the rousing heroic tale of a man with limited capabilities triumphing over all odds. He returned to working with Day-Lewis for his third film, "In the Name of the Father" (1993), which established the young actor as a bona fide star, while confirming that Sheridan was a powerful force behind the camera. Though their third feature together, "The Boxer" (1996), failed to live up to their previous work, both Sheridan and Day-Lewis had established themselves as a potent team that rivaled the likes of Scorsese-De Niro and Burton-Depp. Meanwhile, Sheridan continued to churn out exemplary films, including the heartwarming and semiautobiographical "In America" (2002), making him a true rags-to-riches story that he occasionally depicted in his films.

Highest rated movies

Moll Flanders




No Score Yet 100% The Bridge of San Luis Rey Remastered His Majesty, The King of Spain (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet 11th Hour Director,
- 2017
35% 68% The Secret Scripture Director,
- 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hannah Cohen's Holy Communion Father O'Brien (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 25% Dollhouse Executive Producer - 2012
6% 36% Dream House Director $21.3M 2011
64% 62% Brothers Director $28.5M 2009
17% 70% Get Rich or Die Tryin' Director $31.0M 2005
89% 91% In America Director,
$15.5M 2002
92% 91% Bloody Sunday Executive Producer $773.2K 2002
67% 79% On the Edge Producer - 2001
45% 62% Borstal Boy Executive Producer $87.1K 2000
39% 71% Agnes Browne Producer $140.4K 1999
80% 74% The Boxer Director,
$5.8M 1997
46% 72% Moll Flanders The Priest (Character) $3.4M 1996
69% 86% Some Mother's Son Producer $608.0K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Words Upon the Window Pane Jonathan Swift/Dean Swift (Character) - 1994
94% 95% In the Name of the Father Director,
$24.6M 1993
77% 79% Into the West Screenwriter $3.7M 1992
43% 81% The Field Director $168.2K 1990
98% 92% My Left Foot Director $14.5M 1989


No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder at the Cottage: The Search for Justice for Sophie Director,