A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Russell Crowe John Forbes Nash, Jr
Ed Harris William Parcher
Jennifer Connelly Alicia Nash
Christopher Plummer Doctor Rosen
Paul Bettany Charles Herman
Adam Goldberg Sol
Josh Lucas Hansen
Vivien Cardone Marcee
Anthony Rapp Bender
Jason Gray-Stanford Ainsley
Judd Hirsch Professor Helinger
Austin Pendleton Thomas King
Victor Steinbach Professor Horner
Tanya Clarke Becky
Thomas F. Walsh Captain
Jesse Doran General
Kent Cassella Analyst
Patrick Blindauer MIT Student
John Blaylock Photographer
Roy Thinnes (II) Governor
Directed by: Ron Howard, Todd Hallowell
Produced by: Karen Kehela-Sherwood, Todd Hallowell, Brian Grazer
From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experiences it
all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the
brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful
and harrowing journey of self-discovery once he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. After many years
of struggle, he eventually triumphed over this tragedy, and finally, late in life, received the
Nobel Prize.
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A biopic of the meteoric rise of John Forbes Nash Jr., a math prodigy able to solve problems that
baffled the greatest of minds. And how he overcame years of suffering through schizophrenia to win
the Nobel Prize. Written by Anonymous
From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experienced it all.
A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink
of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and
harrowing journey of self-discovery. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over
his tragedy, and finally - late in life - received the Nobel Prize.
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At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his
legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will
eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he turns to teaching, becoming
romantically involved with his student Alicia. Meanwhile the government asks his help with
breaking Soviet codes, which soon gets him involved in a terrifying conspiracy plot. Nash grows
more and more paranoid until a discovery that turns his entire world upside down. Now it is only
with Alicia's help that he will be able to recover his mental strength and regain his status as
the great mathematician we know him as today.
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John Nash goes through a myriad of highs and lows from his time as a Mathematics student in
graduate school at Princeton in the late 1940's to his Nobel Prize win for Economics in 1994. A
brilliant but somewhat arrogant and antisocial man, Nash preferred to spend his time with his
thoughts, which were primarily of seeing mathematical formula associated with everyday occurrences,
than with people. Two people he did make a connection with were Charles, his roommate at Princeton,
and Alicia Larde, one of his students when he was teaching at M.I.T. in the early 1950's. He and
Alicia eventually marry. As time goes on, Nash lives more and more within himself which causes
major problems in his life. But Alicia stands by her husband to his redemption to the Nobel Prize
win. Nash learns that his graduate school colleagues, with whom he had a cordial but somewhat
distant relationship, are closer friends than he imagined, although in his later life he really
does miss Charles' company more than anything despite knowing that spending time with Charles is
not in his or anyone's best interest.