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Name: Jim Sheridan                                                                     
Born: 6 February 1949 Dublin, Ireland                                                   
Jim Sheridan (born 6 February 1949) is an Irish film director. A six-time               
Academy Award nominee, Sheridan is perhaps best known for My Left Foot, In             
the Name of the Father, and In America.                                                 
Born in Dublin, Sheridan was initially educated by the Irish Christian Brothers         
and later graduated from University College Dublin.                                     
In 1989, he directed My Left Foot, which became a critical and commercial               
success and won Daniel Day-Lewis and 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. In       
1996 he co-wrote Some Mother's Son with Terry George. The Boxer (with Daniel Day-Lewis) 
was nominated for a 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 and Djimon Hounsou 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 Artemis Fowl and is rumoured to have written       
the screenplay and has been asked to direct it.                                         
He is currently in production on the film Brothers (2009 film), starring Tobey         
Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal, in New Mexico.                                             
Sheridan has three daughters, Naomi Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan and Tess Sheridan,       
with whom he has collaborated, most notably with Naomi and Kirsten on the               
screenplay for In America.