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Playbill interviews Laura Benanti
Variety the charming animated fable Song of the Sea takes Best Picture at the Irish Film Awards. Have you seen it yet? It was very nearly my favorite of last year's animated pictures.
Guardian interviews Vincent Cassell on his disturbing Australian drama Partisan with a look back at his now-classic breakthrough in La Haine (which might get a sequel)
Variety critics hash out the best and worst of Cannes together with the most fascinating split being on Hou Hsiao Hsien's The Assassin which Debruge finds "impenetrable" and for which Chang expresses rapturous love. (Note: they also seem to admire Carol more than love it - which is why I've always been less bullish than most early Oscar prognosticators in assuming AMPAS's future love for it)
- NATHANIEL R
Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash, 86, and his wife Alicia Nash, 82 -- both subjects of the Oscar-winning movie "A Beautiful Mind" -- died Saturday, May 23 in a car crash in New Jersey. According to State Police, the taxi they were in lost control when trying to pass another car; it crashed into the guard rail and the Nashes were ejected from the taxi and pronounced dead at the scene.
Alicia was credited with saving John during his battle with schizophrenia, which was chronicled in Sylvia Nasar's biography "A Beautiful Mind" and adapted in the movie. The 2001 film was accused of revising history, but won Academy Awards for Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Jennifer Connelly; and Best Adapted Screenplay. Russell Crowe was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for playing John Nash.
Crowe reacted to the news of the Nashes' deaths in two tweets:
- Gina Carbone
Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr, subject of the 2001 Oscar-winning film "A Beautiful Mind," and his wife Alicia Nash were both killed Saturday when their taxi crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86 and she was 82 years old. John and Alicia were passengers in a Ford Crown Victoria taxi when their vehicle attempted to pass a Chrysler and hit a guardrail. They were both ejected from the vehicle. The taxi driver sustained non life-threatening injuries, and the driver of the other vehicle was treated for back and neck injuries. John was an instructor at MIT and earned the Nobel Prize in economics in 1994 for his work in game theory, sharing the award with two other mathematicians. He was born in Bluefield, West Virginia and attended Princeton University. John and Alicia married in 1957 and had a son, John. The couple divorced in 1963 but remained close before remarrying in 2001. John »
Nash, who was 86, was killed alongside his 82-year-old wife Alicia when their taxi crashed in New Jersey on Sunday (May 24).
"Their lives ended together in the same way that they lived," Grazer told Variety.
"Theirs was a such a brilliant collaboration. Alicia was so powerful in enabling him to have his moments of triumph.
"His life was really hard. The beauty came from the power of their love to create those triumphs."
Grazer also recalled the time he 'auditioned' for the couple before production on the film began.
"I asked them, 'When the movie is finished and you're in the theater watching it, what is your fantasy of the experience?'"
"Alicia responded by saying 'If the story is about love, we'll feel really comfortable'. And that idea »
“A Beautiful Mind” producer Brian Grazer was among many who were shocked by the news that Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia were killed Saturday in a car crash in New Jersey.
Grazer, who produced the Oscar-winning 2001 biopic directed by his Imagine Entertainment partner Ron Howard, realized that the end for the couple, while tragic, was in keeping with how they spent virtually every moment of their lives — together. Alicia was the grounding force that helped John overcome mental illness and other obstacles to articulating what proved to be innovative theories on incredibly complex topics.
“Their lives ended together in the same way that they lived,” Grazer told Variety. “Theirs was a such a brilliant collaboration. Alicia was so powerful in enabling him to have his moments of triumph. His life was really hard. The beauty came from the power of their love to create those triumphs. »
- Cynthia Littleton
John Forbes Nash Jr., the esteemed mathematician whose life story inspired the film A Beautiful Mind, died in a taxi crash on Saturday in New Jersey. John Nash Dies Both Nash, 86, and his wife Alicia Nash, 82, died in the accident on the New Jersey Turnpike when their taxi driver lost control of the […]
- Chelsea Regan
Nobel prize-winning mathematician John F. Nash Jr., subject of Ron Howard’s Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, was killed Saturday in a car crash in New Jersey along with his wife, Alicia. Nash was 86. The couple had just returned to the Us from Norway, where Nash was awarded the Abel Prize by The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. The driver of their taxi lost control of the vehicle during an attempt to pass another car, hitting the guard rail and a third… »
Mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia, subjects of the Oscar-winning 2001 film "A Beautiful Mind," were killed in a New Jersey automobile accident Sunday. They were 86 and 82 respectively. The car reportedly crashed into the guard rail, and the couple was ejected from the vehicle. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Rip Brilliant #NobelPrize winning John Nash & and his remarkable wife Alicia. It was an honor telling part of their story #ABeautifulMind — Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) May 24, 2015 The Nashes were portrayed by Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly in Ron Howard's film. Connelly won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar while the film also won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. "This is a great loss," Connelly said in a statement. "John and Alicia Nash were an inspiration and I have deep admiration for all that they accomplished in their lives. My thoughts are with their family." Nash is renowned »
- Kristopher Tapley
The stars, director and producer of “A Beautiful Mind” expressed sadness Sunday over the death of mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr., whose life inspired their 2001 Best Picture Oscar winner. Nash was killed Saturday with his wife Alicia when the taxicab they were riding in lost control and crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike. As news of their deaths emerged, Brian Grazer, who produced “A Beautiful Mind” remembered Nash and his wife. “John Nash offered humanity one of the most incredible triumphs. While he was coping with schizophrenia, he earned the Nobel Prize,” Grazer said in a statement to TheWrap Sunday. »
- Anita Bennett
Most people outside of academia had no idea who John and Alicia Nash were before the tremendous A Beautiful Mind captivated audiences across the country in 2001. Count me among the captivated, as I have the Ron Howard masterpiece in my Top 10 movies of all-time ever since seeing it on opening night 14 years ago. So needless to say, the news today of the sudden and arbitrary deaths of the Nashes was incredibly shocking. »
- Joe Concha
John Nash, a Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose life story inspired the movie A Beautiful Mind, and his wife Alicia Nash were killed in a taxi cab crash on Saturday in New Jersey. They were mourned online by Russell Crowe, who played the man in Ron Howard's 2001 film, which won four Oscars and earned the actor a nomination for his leading role. "Stunned...my heart goes out to John & Alicia & family," Crowe said on Twitter on Sunday. "An amazing partnership. Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts." John, born, John Forbes Nash Jr., was 86 and his wife was 82. The two were riding in a taxi cab near the New Jersey Turnpike when their driver lost control of the Ford Crown Victoria »
John Forbes Nash Jr., a Nobel Prize-winning mathematician and inspiration for A Beautiful Mind, died in a May 23rd car accident that also took the life of his wife Alicia. John Nash was 86 and Alicia Nash was 82. Nash's struggle with paranoid schizophrenia, as well as his wife's fortitude in confronting the disorder, was the basis for the Academy Award-winning film.
According to NJ.com, the Nashes were in the backseat of a taxi driving southbound on the New Jersey Turnpike Saturday when the driver lost control of the taxi and crashed into the guardrail, »
Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr., subject of the 2001 Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, and his wife Alicia Nash were both killed Saturday when their taxi crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86. John and Alicia, 82, were passengers in a Ford Crown Victoria taxi when their vehicle attempted to pass a Chrysler and hit a guardrail, a New Jersey state police officer told The Hollywood Reporter. The incident occurred in the southbound left lane at mile marker 72.4 in Monroe Township. John and Alicia were both ejected from the vehicle, the
- Ryan Gajewski
John Forbes Nash Jr., the mathematician whose life inspired the 2001 Best Picture Oscar winner “A Beautiful Mind,” was killed Saturday along with his wife in a taxi crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, according to multiple media reports. Nash, 86, and Alicia Nash, 82, were riding in the taxi near Monroe Township when the incident occurred, State Police Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Williams told CNN. Nash, a Princeton University mathematics professor, won the Nobel Prize for economics in 1994 for his work in game theory, which came to be known as the “Nash equilibrium.” His battle with paranoid schizophrenia was at »
- Todd Cunningham
The Nobel Prize-winning mathematician who inspired the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind has died in a car crash.
The 86-year-old Princeton University mathematician was portrayed by Russell Crowe in the 2001 film, which depicted Nash's struggles with schizophrenia as well as his groundbreaking work in game theory.
Crowe has tweeted his sympathies to Nash's family, saying he's "stunned" by the news.
Stunned...my heart goes out to John & Alicia & family.
An amazing partnership. Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts. https://t.co/XF4V9MBwU4
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) May 24, 2015
He wrote: "Stunned... my heart goes out to John & Alicia & family. An amazing partnership. Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts."
The movie's director Ron Howard also paid tribute to the couple, writing: "It was an honour telling part of their story."
"John's remarkable achievements inspired generations of mathematicians, »
He was 86. Nash’s 82-year old wife, Alicia Nash, also died after a taxi that they were riding in crashed into a guard rail. A spokesman for the New Jersey state police did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but multiple reports state the Nashs were not wearing seat belts and were ejected from the car.
Nash’s work in game theory, differential geometry, and other mathematical research were influential in economic, artificial intelligence, computer technology and a number of other fields. He shared the 1994 Nobel Prize for his work in »
- Brent Lang
The Nobel Prize-winning mathematician who was the inspiration for Russell Crowe's character in "A Beautiful Mind" is dead, along with his wife, after a fatal taxi crash. John Forbes Nash, Jr. and his wife Alicia were in the back of a cab on the New Jersey Turnpike when the driver tried to pass another car and lost control. The taxi crashed into the guard rail and both Nash and his wife were ejected. They were not wearing seat belts. »
- TMZ Staff
Mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia Nash were tragically killed in a car accident on Saturday, May 23, on the New Jersey Turnpike, the New York Times reports. Nash inspired the 2001 Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, which starred Russell Crowe as the brilliant mathematician. On Sunday, May 24, Crowe, 51, tweeted, "Stunned…my heart goes out to John & Alicia & family. An amazing partnership. Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts." The Nobel Prize winner and his wife were killed when the taxi they were riding in lost control [...] »
Deakins, whose work includes "Skyfall," "No Country for Old Men," "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," "Unbroken," "A Beautiful Mind" and "Jarhead," will re-team with the movie's director Denis Villeneuve following their previous collaborations on both "Prisoners" and the upcoming "Sicario".
Filming on the follow-up to the iconic Ridley Scott classic is slated to begin next Summer with Harrison Ford reprising his role of Rick Deckard, while Ryan Gosling has also been linked to the project.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
'The Insider' movie: Al Pacino and Russell Crowe 'The Insider' movie: 1999 exposé of CBS news show barks, but doesn't bite Michael Mann's 1999 movie The Insider quote exchange: "It's old news. ... We'll be ok," says Don Hewitt (Philip Baker Hall), the creator of the CBS news show 60 Minutes. "These things have a half-life of 15 minutes." "No, that's fame," replies 60 Minutes anchor Mike Wallace (Christopher Plummer). "Fame has a 15-minute half-life. Infamy lasts a little longer." The infamous "things" referred to by Hewitt and Wallace are the series of scandals that erupted in early 1996, when it was revealed that CBS had refused to air an interview with a tobacco company whistleblower because the network feared the (financial) consequences. What Freedom of the Press? Based on Marie Brenner's Vanity Fair article about the events that led up to that embarrassing – and disturbing – incident, The Insider tells the story of scientist Jeffrey Wigand »
- Andre Soares
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