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Top 10 bio-pics: No. 10 ... My Left Foot

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The list of the Top 10 Bio-Pics of the '80s gets started today with a movie that just snuck into our beloved decade:

10. MY LEFT FOOT (1989): Daniel Day-Lewis surprised everyone by winning the Oscar for Best Actor for his portayal of Christy Brown, an Irish poet/painter who was crippled with cerebral palsy.

Trivia: Daniel Day-Lewis insisted on remaining in his wheelchair in between takes.

Signature line: "All is nothing, therefore nothing must end."

What the critics said: "My Left Foot is a great film for many reasons, but the most important is that it gives us such a complete picture of this man's life. It is not an inspirational movie, although it inspires. It is not a sympathetic movie, although it inspires sympathy." - Roger Ebert

The Top 10 Bio-pics of the '80s: 

10. My Left Foot

9. Gorillas in the Mist

8. The Last Emperor

7. Coal Miner's Daughter

6. Bird

5. Reds

4. Stand and Deliver

3. Gandhi

2. Amadeus

1. Raging Bull

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 1:49pm]

    

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