The disabled community has an inner and outer life that is often taken for granted. Everyday tasks like brushing your teeth, sitting upright, and walking are sometimes the easiest things to do without thinking about it. The five senses help us experience the world we live in and are fortunate to live in. Smiling, hugging, or lifting fingers is almost impossible for people with disabilities.
Visual deficiencies include touch, taste, and hearing. If your mobility is limited, there is another way to move forward. Disabled people remind us that we are not defined by our weaknesses, but by our willingness to thrive despite our weaknesses. It doesn’t make you a better person. Ableism denies and misinterprets the trials and tribulations that people with disabilities face on a daily basis and overcome to celebrate life. Rather than demonizing or ostracizing the disabled community for not being able-bodied, we need to be sensitive and responsive to their plight and humanity. The same should be advocated for how disabled people are portrayed in films.
11/11 Nick Vujicic – Butterfly Circus (2009)
Set during the Great Depression in 1930s America, the circus troupe known as the Butterfly Circus travels and performs for pedestrians. While traveling, they find a carnival with a freak show, where they meet Will, a man without limbs.Will, played by Christian evangelist and motivational speaker Nick Vucic, was born with Tetra-Amelia Syndrome, a rare disorder of missing limbs. Nick and his character learn to be performers rather than being used as freaks, seeing the value and potential he has when others don’t. Act showed audiences how to look beyond outward appearances and celebrate their abilities, talents and skills.
10/11 Harrison Ford – About Henry (1991)
Harrison Ford You play a greedy, self-centered, workaholic lawyer from New York City. He left home one day to stop by a convenience store to buy cigarettes and was shot twice in the shoulder and head by a robber. The bullet caused him to go into cardiac arrest and anoxia or anoxia, causing brain damage and retrograde amnesia. He forgets his past, his family, friends and himself. Learning to retrace your steps and relearning who you were before and after a debilitating injury is upsetting and harrowing. change. Ford’s performance demonstrates what all people with disabilities crave: the freedom to be themselves.
9/11 Ian Michael Smith – Simon Birch (1998)
based on the novel Prayer to Owen Meaney John Irving comedy drama Simon Birch Title letter (Ian Michael Smith) grew up in a small town in the 1960s with dwarfism. His religious parents, for example, send him to church even though they hypocritically disown him. As a result, Simon brings his logic and faith to the church, but the Sunday school teacher and priest alike dismiss him and his idea that God has a plan for him. He finds his only friends Joe Wentworth (Joseph Mazzello) and his mother Rebecca (Ashley Judd) accepting him for who he is, praising him for his innocence and strength of mind, body and spirit. I find solace in doing.
8/11 Billy Bob Thornton – Sling Blade (1996)
Arkansas man with autism, Karl Childers (billy bob thornton) was the child of abusive parents. Rehabilitated after murdering his mother and her lover with a slingblade, he is released from a stay in a mental institution and befriends 12-year-old Frank Wheatley (Lucas Black). Frank is terrified of his mother’s boyfriend, and Karl understands the childhood trauma and anxiety he and Frank share despite his mental and social disabilities. Carl is a simple man, but his inclinations do not deter his newfound independence and intelligence, as he engages in acts of friendship and sacrifice.
7/11 Eddie Redmayne – Theory of Everything (2014)
Eddie Redmayne He stars as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking in his biographical drama. The film follows Dr. Hawking’s research and breakthroughs in physics, as well as his relationship with his ex-wife of 30 years, Jane. Hawking’s greatest cosmology is that Black’s holes create and destroy the universe. While writing his thesis, he began to suffer from muscle failure, later found to be amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Redmayne’s performance was heartbreaking and hopeful with every move and breath he took.
6/11 Jodie Foster – Nell (1994)
Jodie Foster Play Nell, who lived with her mother and twin sister in a hut in the woods. She learns to speak her own language. This is acute English mispronouncing words to give them similar sounds and meanings.This movie is inspired by a play idioglossia (having the same personality) and the story of Grace and Virginia Kennedy (who we call Poto and Cavengo, respectively), identical twins who invented their own private language for isolation and emotional neglect. Foster materializes an abstract world as he faces society for the first time and tries to adjust to the changing world outside the forest.
5/11 Cuba Gooding Jr. – Radio (2003)
Cuba Gooding Jr. It depicts James Robert “Radio” Kennedy, a psychopath from South Carolina who loves radio and football. He attracts the attention of coach Harold Jones (Ed Harris), who asks Radio to support his football team and join TL in his Hannah High School activities. Radio faces racial and psychological discrimination from the town against the relationship Jones developed with him. Jones has stepped down from coaching and admired the sheer humility of his heart toward others, showing that being selfless and kind is in and should be shared by all of us.
4/11 Tom Hanks – Forrest Gump (1994)
Tom Hanks He plays Forrest Gump, an Alabama man with low intelligence and a crooked spine since childhood, who regains the ability to walk and run. He lives his pivotal decade from the 50’s to his 80’s across his 20th century America. Both Hanks and Gump bring emotional intelligence to many aspects of life that resonate with all races, colors and creeds.
3/11 Dustin Hoffman – Rain Man (1988)
Dustin Hoffman He plays Raymond Babbitt, the brilliant younger brother of car salesman Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) and heir to the family fortune. Feeling he has been duped, Charlie decides to get custody of his brother and the millions of dollars he has. Along the way, Charlie learns to love and care for his older brother, truly understands Raymond’s tendencies and tendencies, and treats him as an equal. Hoffmann is unrecognizable and sensitive to his role.
2/11 Robert De Niro – Awakening (1990)
Dr. Malcolm Thayer (Robin Williams) studies patients with lethargic encephalitis, or “sleeping sickness,” who survived the epidemic of 1917-1928. Leonard Law (Robert De Niro) is an elementary school student, an adult male, trapped in a state of muteness or immobility until Thayer discovers patterns unique to each patient that awaken mental and physical functions. The tireless efforts and fortitude of medical staff and patients, and the realism of Williams and De Niro’s unity, are tearful performances that humanize the disabled community.
Christie Brown (Daniel Day-Lewis) was born with cerebral palsy in 1932 in Dublin, Ireland, into a family of 15. He has no control over his body except his left leg. Brown illustrated and wrote his autobiography, which served as the basis for the self-titled film. Day-Lewis has earned acclaim for using method acting, and even more so for people with disabilities. The amount of restraint and pent-up emotion expressed in the slurred dialogue and pinched facial expressions is as close to the real thing as the actors can get.