Actors who played physically impaired characters

Born on the Fourth of July: Oliver Stone's biographical anti-war film stars Tom Cruise as paralyzed Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic.

Coming Home: In 'Coming Home,' Jon Voight stars as Luke Martin, a Vietnam veteran whose injuries have left him a paraplegic.

Gattaca: In 'Gattaca,' a dystopian science fiction film, Jude Law plays former swimming star Jerome Eugene Morrow.

Scent of a Woman: Al Pacino plays Lt. Col. Frank Slade, a blind, highly decorated Vietnam War veteran, in 'Scent of a Woman.

X-Men: Days of Future Past: James McAvoy, seen here flanked by Hugh Jackman and Nicholas Hoult.

The Piano: Written and directed by Jane Campion, 'The Piano' stars Holly Hunter as a mute Scottish woman sold by her father.

The People vs. Larry Flynt: In real life, adult magazine publisher Larry Flynt ended up paralyzed from the waist down due to injuries.

The Theory of Everything: Eddie Redmayne portrays theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking in this biographical romantic drama.

Avatar: In James Cameron's 3D blockbuster, 'Avatar,' Sam Worthington plays Jake Sully, a paralyzed former Marine.

My Left Foot: In this biographical drama, Daniel Day-Lewis portrays Christy Brown, an Irishman born with cerebral palsy.

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