Brenda Fricker's role as the best mammy in the God damn world in this classic Oscar winning movie means she has now become the face of the quintessential Irish mammy. She plays mother to about 45 kids in this movie (or something like that), one of which is of course Christy Brown, who was born with cerebral palsy leaving him unable to control most of his body. He is regarded as a hopeless case by everyone except his mother who helps him along as he learns to read, write and draw using only his left foot. Famously, Daniel Day Lewis stayed in character for the entirety of the filming of this movie, which we have NO idea how he did, but it did nab him the first of his field full of Oscars.