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Aegis upgrade tested

MOORESTOWN, N.J., May 17 (UPI) -- The newest upgrade to the Aegis defense system has demonstrated its capability for integrated, simultaneous engagement of multiple air and missile targets.
Craig, Watts start work on 'Dream House'

Craig, Watts start work on 'Dream House'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Morgan Creek Productions says director Jim Sheridan has begun principal photography on its film "Dream House" in Toronto.
Gyllenhaal: Cabbies think I'm Spider-Man

Gyllenhaal: Cabbies think I'm Spider-Man

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Jake Gyllenhaal recently joked he took a role in the movie "Brothers" to prove he and co-star Tobey Maguire are not the same guy.
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Gyllenhaal hit hard by Ledger's death

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal reportedly was devastated by the unexpected death of his good friend Heath Ledger in New York last week.

Universal planning Cobain bio-pic

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- David Benioff, the screenwriter who wrote the upcoming Hollywood adaptation of "The Kite Runner," is working on a Kurt Cobain bio-pic, Variety.com said.

Natalie Portman to star in 'Brothers'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Natalie Portman has signed on to star in "Brothers," a Hollywood remake of Susanne Bier's 2004 Danish-language film "Brodre," Variety.com has said.

Maguire, Gyllenhaal may star in 'Brothers'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Hollywood actors Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal are in talks to star in "Brothers," a remake of Susanne Bier's Danish-language war drama.

Film eye-opening experience for Sheridan

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Watching one's life play out on the big screen can help one better understand his own mistakes and triumphs, filmmaker Jim Sheridan said in New York.

WGA announces screenplay nominees

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The Writers Guild of America announced its nominees Thursday for best screenplay of 2003, honoring low-budget independent films as well as studio blockbusters.

61st Annual Golde Globe Award nominees

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A list of the nominees for the 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Golden Globes tap best films, directors

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Familiar names and titles were nominated in the director, screenplay and original score categories when the Golden Globe nominations were announced Thursday.

Palm Springs Festival honors Danny Elfman

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Organizers announced Friday that composer Danny Elfman will receive a top honor at the upcoming 15th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Humanitas Prize announces 2003 nominees

LOS ANGELES, June 17 (UPI) -- Screenwriter Peter Hedges and "The Bernie Mac Show" writer Larry Wilmore had two nominations each, leading the field of nominees announced Monday for the 2003 H
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Irish director Jim Sheridan attends the British premiere of "Get rich or die trying" at Empire,Leicester square in London on January 17, 2006.(UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Jim Sheridan (born 6 February 1949) is an Irish film director. A six-time Academy Award nominee, Sheridan is perhaps best known for his films My Left Foot, In the Name of the Father, Get Rich or Die Tryin' and In America.

Sheridan was born in Dublin, the son of Anna and Peter Sheridan, an actor and railroad worker. Sheridan was initially educated by the Irish Christian Brothers and later graduated from University College Dublin. He immigrated to Canada and then New York City in 1981.

In 1979 Jim, or Shay Sheridan wrote two plays, the first, an Irish begger's opera, called "The Ha'penny Place" was staged in the Project Arts Theatre, and the second, a piece of agitprop theatre called "The Last Post" was staged nearby in Connolly Hall. Interestingly, an actor called Jer O'Leary, a long time friend and political associate of Jim, appeared in both these plays, and went on to appear in small parts in almost all of Sheridan's pictures. 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.

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