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Poll: Favorite Mathematician Movie Character

Mathematics is not the easiest subject to learn. Only a few have the patience and dedication to excel in math. Here are some of the most famous movie characters portraying fictional or real mathematicians.

From which of these characters would you like to learn Mathematics?

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    Russell Crowe in A Beautiful Mind (2001)

    John Nash
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    Rachel Weisz and Michael Lonsdale in Agora (2009)

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    Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game (2014)

    Alan Turing
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    Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe in Hidden Figures (2016)

    Dorothy Vaughan, Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson
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    Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything (2014)

    Stephen Hawking
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    Dev Patel in The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)

    Srinivasa Ramanujan
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    Matthew Broderick in Infinity (1996)

    Richard Feynman
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    Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Liza Lapira, Jim Sturgess, and Aaron Yoo in 21 (2008)

    Choi, Jill, Micky, Kianna, Ben
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    Berget på månens baksida (1983)

    Sonja Kovalevskij, fictionalized character based on the real mathematician, Sofya Kovalevskaya
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    Edward James Olmos in Stand and Deliver (1988)

    Jaime Escalante
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    Mil Seghers and Esther Vriesendorp in Antonia's Line (1995)

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    Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park (1993)

    Ian Malcolm
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    Jill Clayburgh in It's My Turn (1980)

    Kate Gunzinger
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    Dustin Hoffman in Straw Dogs (1971)

    David Summer
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    David Wenham in The Bank (2001)

    Jim Doyle
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    Nicole de Boer in Cube (1997)

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    Mckenna Grace in Gifted (2017)

    Mary Adler
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    Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting (1997)

    Will Hunting
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    Jessica Alba at an event for An Invisible Sign (2010)

    Mona Gray
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    Elijah Wood in The Oxford Murders (2008)

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    Sean Gullette in Pi (1998)

    Max Cohen
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    Elena Ballesteros, Lluís Homar, Santi Millán, and Alejo Sauras in Fermat's Room (2007)

    Galois, Oliva, Pascal, Hilbert
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    Meg Ryan in I.Q. (1994)

    Catherine Boyd
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    Asa Butterfield in A Brilliant Young Mind (2014)

    Nathan Ellis
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    Jonah Hill in Moneyball (2011)

    Peter Brand

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