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Helmed "Hotel Rwanda" starring Don Cheadle in the true-life story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsis refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda; film was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Picture and an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay
Made American stage debut as playwright of "The Tunnel", a drama based on his imprisonment in Belfast; first collaboration with Jim Sheridan who directed and starred
Researched and wrote with Shana Alexander the non-fiction book "The Pizza Connection"
Served as executive producer and co-creator of the CBS drama "The District" starring Craig T. Nelson
Arrested as a teenager for suspicion of involvement with the Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Became involved with the Irish Republican Socialist Party; arrested and sentenced to six years in prison
Co-wrote "The Boxer" which marked his third collaboration with Jim Sheridan, who also directed
Directed and adapted the novel for "Reservation Road," starring Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo
Feature directing debut, "Some Mother's Son"; also scripted
Debut as screenwriter and assistant director, "In the Name of the Father"; directed and co-written by Sheridan
Released for good behavior
With Billy Ray, received screenplay credit for the WWII drama "Hart's War"