movies with disabled characters portrayed by disabled actors

a work in progress; disabled actors are named in the notes.
debating including the disability in the notes y/n? i haven't seen all of these and make no claims that they are good, in general, or good in terms of disability representation and portrayal. if other big hitters in the production are disabled (director etc). i also try to note that.

currently delineating between fantasy/sff films where the actors' faces are visible, like elves (on the list) versus where they are playing monsters/aliens/ewoks (off the list), as ewoks are not really 'disabled characters.'

disclaimer: i have no idea how any of these actors personally identify and understand that Deaf/HoH people do not always identify as disabled, and not all of these folks might! but it is a generalized category for ease of use.

please drop suggestions in the comments!

ps - i know there are disabled actors in sia's 'music' but i feel too weird adding it to this list.

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  • Cyrano
  • Eternals
  • See for Me
  • Godzilla vs. Kong
  • Moxie
  • Christmas Ever After
  • Best Summer Ever
  • Run
  • The Oak Room
  • Feel the Beat
  • Safety Net
  • Hole
  • Single
  • A Quiet Place Part II
  • Loop
  • Entangled
  • Door in the Woods
  • The Accident
  • Carol of the Bells
  • Innocence
  • No Such Thing As Monsters
  • Sound of Metal
  • Joker
  • Standing Up for Sunny
  • Feeling Through
  • Years and Years
  • CODA
  • The Peanut Butter Falcon
  • 37 Seconds
  • Give Me Liberty
  • Dirty God
  • My Dinner with Hervé
  • Been So Long
  • The Witch Hunters
  • Sierra Burgess Is a Loser
  • Touretteshero: Me, My Mouth and I
  • Chained for Life
  • Champions
  • A Quiet Place
  • Hereditary
  • Jeremy the Dud
  • Here We Are
  • Fighter
  • Special Unit
  • Sign Gene
  • Luk'Luk'I
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • The Silent Child
  • The Rider
  • Wonderstruck
  • Keep the Change
  • DRIB
  • Baby Driver
  • Rememory
  • O Filho Eterno
  • Bad Santa 2
  • A Silent Voice
  • The Giant
  • The Disappointments Room
  • Wild Prairie Rose
  • Dawn of the Deaf
  • Sanctuary
  • Sign
  • Spring Break Zombie Massacre
  • Kills on Wheels
  • My Feral Heart
  • Who's Driving Doug
  • Wiener-Dog
  • CSI: Immortality
  • Don't Take My Baby
  • Becoming Bulletproof
  • The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards
  • Guest Room
  • Get Santa
  • Hole
  • Marie's Story
  • Haunting of Cellblock 11
  • The Tribe
  • Where Hope Grows
  • Young Ones
  • No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie
  • Gabrielle
  • Under the Skin
  • Dystopia
  • Hur många kramar finns det i världen
  • This Is Normal
  • Any Day Now
  • The Unbroken
  • Resident Evil: Retribution
  • Keith Lemon: The Film
  • Musical Chairs
  • Mirror Mirror
  • The Bunker
  • The Fades
  • National Lampoon's The Legend of Awesomest Maximus
  • The Importance of Tying Your Own Shoes
  • Claustrophobia
  • Take Shelter
  • If You Could Hear My Own Tune
  • The Warrior's Way