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A Beautiful Mind (2001)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 4 January 2002 (USA)
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After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Director:

Ron Howard

Writers:

Akiva Goldsman, Sylvia Nasar (book)
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Top Rated Movies #141 | Won 4 Oscars. Another 33 wins & 67 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Crowe ... John Nash
Ed Harris ... Parcher
Jennifer Connelly ... Alicia Nash
Christopher Plummer ... Dr. Rosen
Paul Bettany ... Charles
Adam Goldberg ... Sol
Josh Lucas ... Hansen
Anthony Rapp ... Bender
Jason Gray-Stanford ... Ainsley
Judd Hirsch ... Helinger
Austin Pendleton ... Thomas King
Vivien Cardone ... Marcee
Jillie Simon ... Bar Co-Ed (as Jill M. Simon)
Victor Steinbach Victor Steinbach ... Professor Horner
Tanya Clarke ... Becky
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Storyline

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. Written by Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures

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He Saw The World In A Way No One Could Have Imagined. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for intense thematic material, sexual content and a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Beautiful Mind See more »

Filming Locations:

Bayonne, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,501,096, 23 December 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$170,742,341

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$313,542,341
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During production, Ron Howard and Russell Crowe appeared on a video-only webcam stationed at the set's craft services area and also communicated with Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise on the set of Minority Report (2002) in Los Angeles. See more »

Goofs

Alfred Nobel's name is misspelled as "Noble" on the rostrum. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Helinger: Mathematicians won the war. Mathematicians broke the Japanese codes... and built the A-bomb. Mathematicians... like you. The stated goal of the Soviets is global Communism. In medicine or economics, in technology or space, battle lines are being drawn. To triumph, we need results. Publishable, applicable results. Now who among you will be the next Morse? The next Einstein? Who among you will be the vanguard of democracy, freedom, and discovery? Today, we bequeath America's future ...
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Columba aspexit
Written by Hildegard von Bingen (as Hildegard of Bingen)
Performed by Emma Kirkby and Gothic Voices
Edited and Directed by Christopher Page
Courtesy of Hyperion Records Limited, London, England
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"A Beautiful Mind" is a terrible thing to waste your time on
27 June 2002 | by kehsmithSee all my reviews

I cannot believe the people that rave about this movie. "A Beautiful Mind" is a terrible thing to waste your time on. The movie's direction is manipulative and the screenplay is horrid. I thought this was suppose to be based on the true life of John Nash. Didn't his wife divorce him in real life? Yes, she did. Wasn't Nash a homosexual? (Nash says no, but.) Yeah, right, Mr. Nash. Let's not use truths here let's just make up some stuff that an audience will like. Well, Hollywood, I might have liked the movie more if his wife had divorced him or if there was a homosexual tinge to the film. I needed to feel for the character and all this character was is a jerk. Hell, he says it himself, "I have a chip on both shoulders". The movie makes him come off as a womanizing jerk. How can I care about him. Well, because Hollywood says we should feel for him and the media says it is a great film. That's why we like it. Give me a break. I know this day will never come, but, I sure wish it would, when will people learn to make there own decisions about movies, music and tv shows, etc. instead of allowing themselves to be conned into liking something just because the media says it is good. And, don't get me started on the Academy Awards because all that is now is a popularity contest. The best films or actors or screenplays, whatever, might get nominated but they don't have a chance in hell winning, ie. "Memento", "Ghost World", "Mulholland Drive", etc.


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