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Poll: Favorite Film Character With a Disability

September is Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month. To remember and celebrate those among us who are challenged by physical disabilities, let's celebrate movie characters who remind us of the difficulties experienced by, and also the accomplishments of, disabled individuals. Below are several characters, from Jake in 'Avatar' and Lt. Dan in 'Forrest Gump' to real-life Ray Charles and Stephen Hawking, who each live with one or more physical disabilities; which one is your favorite?

Donate, learn more about muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases, or get involved by visiting This poll is dedicated to my mother, who lived with, and died from, muscular dystrophy.

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    Gary Cooper in The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

    Lou Gehrig in 'The Pride of the Yankees' (Based on a true story)
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    Alexander Gould in Finding Nemo (2003)

    Nemo in 'Finding Nemo'
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    Patty Duke in The Miracle Worker (1962)

    Helen Keller in 'The Miracle Worker' (Based on a true story)
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    Denzel Washington in The Bone Collector (1999)

    Lincoln Rhyme in 'The Bone Collector'
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    Elizabeth Hartman in A Patch of Blue (1965)

    Selina D'Arcey in 'A Patch of Blue'
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    Scott Hogsett and Andy Cohn in Murderball (2005)

    Andy Cohn in 'Murderball' (Documentary)
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    AnnaSophia Robb in Soul Surfer (2011)

    Bethany Hamilton in 'Soul Surfer' (Based on a true story)
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    Cuba Gooding Jr. in Men of Honor (2000)

    Chief Carl Brashear from 'Men of Honor' (Based on a true story)
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    Daniel Day-Lewis in My Left Foot (1989)

    Christy Brown in 'My Left Foot' (Based on a true story)
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    Ice Cube in Boyz n the Hood (1991)

    Darren ("Doughboy") in 'Boyz n the Hood'
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    Cathy O'Donnell and Harold Russell in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

    Homer Parrish in 'The Best Years of Our Lives'
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    Sam Worthington in Avatar (2009)

    Jake Sully in 'Avatar'
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    Daryl Hannah and Christopher Reeve in Rear Window (1998)

    Jason Kemp in 'Rear Window' (1998)
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    Mathieu Amalric in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)

    Jean-Dominique Bauby (Jean-Do) in 'The Diving Bell and the Butterfly' (Based on a true story)
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    Gary Sinise in Forrest Gump (1994)

    Lieutenant Dan in 'Forrest Gump'
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    Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman (1992)

    Lt. Col. Frank Slade in 'Scent of a Woman'
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    Hilary Swank in Million Dollar Baby (2004)

    Maggie Fitzgerald in 'Million Dollar Baby'
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    John Hawkes in The Sessions (2012)

    Mark in 'The Sessions' (Based on a true story)
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    François Cluzet and Omar Sy in The Intouchables (2011)

    Philippe in 'The Intouchables' (Based on a true story)
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    Bill Murray in Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

    President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 'Hyde Park on Hudson' (Based on a true story)
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    Jamie Foxx in Ray (2004)

    Ray Charles in 'Ray' (Based on a true story)
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    Emily Watson in Red Dragon (2002)

    Reba McClane in 'Red Dragon'
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    Millicent Simmonds in A Quiet Place (2018)

    Regan Abbott in 'A Quiet Place'
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    Macaulay Culkin in Saved! (2004)

    Roland in 'Saved'
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    Tom Cruise in Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

    Ron Kovic in 'Born on the Fourth of July' (Based on a true story)
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    Marlee Matlin in Children of a Lesser God (1986)

    Sarah in 'Children of a Lesser God'
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    Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything (2014)

    Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything' (Based on a true story)
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    Marion Cotillard in Rust and Bone (2012)

    Stéphanie in 'Rust and Bone'
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    Sam Claflin in Me Before You (2016)

    Will Traynor in 'Me Before You'
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    Winter in Dolphin Tale (2011)

    Winter in 'Dolphin Tale' (Based on a true story)

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