"My Left Foot" 1989 movie with Daniel Day Lewis. Gotta read the book, tho.
Daniel Day-Lewis in My Left Foot by cooperscooperday, via Flickr
He learned to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot. Daniel Day Lewis is fantastic as Christy Brown, who was born with cerebral palsy. True story.
Directed by Jim Sheridan. With Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan, Kirsten Sheridan. Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.
My Left Foot: The Story Of Christy Brown (1989) Movie Review – Amazing performance by Daniel Day - Lewis
My Left Foot; Daniel Day Lewis was great as Christy Brown, a young man born with cerebral palsy, who learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.
One of the best movies I've ever seen. An absolutely amazing performance by Daniel Day-Lewis!
My Left Foot [Blu-ray] [English] 
My Left Foot - Rotten Tomatoes He did a great job, it's a shame things turned out the way they did in the end.