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A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind

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The true story of prominent mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. is the subject of thisbiographical drama from director Ron Howard. Russell Crowe stars as the brilliant but arrogantand conceited professor Nash. The prof seems guaranteed a rosy future in the early '50s after hemarries beautiful student Alicia (Jennifer Connelly) and makes a remarkable advancement in thefoundations of "game theory," which carries him to the brink of international acclaim. Soon after,John is visited by Agent William Parcher (Ed Harris), from the CIA, who wants to recruit him forcode-breaking activities. But evidence suggests that Nash's perceptions of reality are cloudy atbest; he is struggling to maintain his tenuous hold on sanity, and Alicia suspects a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia. Battling decades of illness with the loyal Alicia by his side, Nash isultimately able to gain some control over his mental state, and eventually goes on totriumphantly win the Nobel Prize. Based loosely on the book of the same name by Sylvia Nasar,A Beautiful Mind (2001) co-stars Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg, Anthony Rapp, ChristopherPlummer, andJudd Hirsch. Karl Williams, All Movie GuideThe true story of prominent mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. is the subject of thisbiographical drama from director Ron Howard. Russell Crowe stars as the brilliant but arrogantand conceited professor Nash. The prof seems guaranteed a rosy future in the early '50s after hemarries beautiful student Alicia (Jennifer Connelly) and makes a remarkable advancement in thefoundations of "game theory," which carries him to the brink of international acclaim. Soon after,John is visited by Agent William Parcher (Ed Harris), from the CIA, who wants to recruit him forcode-breaking activities. But evidence suggests that Nash's perceptions of reality are cloudy atbest; he is struggling to maintain his tenuous hold on sanity, and Alicia suspects a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia. Battling decades of illness with the loyal Alicia by his side, Nash isultimately able to gain some control over his mental state, and eventually goes on totriumphantly win the Nobel Prize. Based loosely on the book of the same name by Sylvia Nasar,A Beautiful Mind (2001) co-stars Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg, Anthony Rapp, ChristopherPlummer, andJudd Hirsch. Karl Williams, All Movie Guide
A Beautiful Mind (film)
 A Beautiful Mind 
 
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Release date(s)
December 21, 2001
Running time
134 min.
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$60,000,000
Gross revenue
$313,542,341
 A Beautiful Mind 
The film was directed by Ron Howardand written by Akiva Goldsman. It was inspired by a bestselling,Pulitzer Prize-nominated 1998 book of the same namebySylvia Nasar . The film starsRussell Crowe, along with Jennifer Connelly,Ed Harris, Christopher Plummer andPaul Bettany. The story begins in the early years of Nash's life at Princeton Universityas he develops his "original idea" that will revolutionize the world of mathematics. Early in the movie, Nash beginsdeveloping paranoid schizophreniaand endures delusionalepisodes while painfully watching the loss and burden his condition brings on his wife and friends.The film opened in US cinemas on December 21, 2001. It was well-received by critics, grossedover $300 million worldwide, and went on to win four Academy Awards, including Best Picture,Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress. It was also nominated for Best Leading Actor, Best Editing, Best Makeup, and Best Score. The film has been criticized for its inaccurate portrayal of some aspects of Nash's life. The film fictionally portrayed hishallucinations as visual and auditory, yet factually they were exclusively auditory. Also, Nasar concluded that Nash's refusal to take drugs "may have been fortunate," since their side effects"would have made his gentle re-entry into the world of mathematics a near impossibility"; in thescreenplay, however, just before he receives the Nobel Prize, Nash speaks of taking "newer medications."
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) arrives atPrinceton Universityas a new graduate student. He is arecipient of the prestigiousCarnegie Prize for mathematics; although he was promised a single room, his roommate Charles Herman (Paul Bettany
 
), a literature student, greets him as he movesin and soon becomes his best friend. Nash also meets a group of other promising math and

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