R | | Biography, Drama
Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.
According to the "Making of My Left Foot" segment on the Special Edition DVD, Daniel Day-Lewis broke two ribs during filming from assuming the hunched-over position in his wheelchair for weeks of filming. He also would refuse to come out of character. On visits to the set canteen, other people would have to help him with food. On one visit from his English agent, Day-Lewis again refused to come out of character as Christy Brown, and his frustrated agent took off.
What'll we drink to?
Mary: Let's drink to Dublin.
Christy Brown: To Dublin? Why?
Mary: Because Christy Brown was born there.
Above his dad's head just after Christy writes "mother", and his dad is saying ,"Jesus."
$41,165 12 November 1989