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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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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The Only Thing Greater Than the Power of the Mind is the Courage of the Heart See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Jennifer Connelly, who plays Alicia Nash, and Paul Bettany, who plays Charles, married shortly after the movie was released. See more »

Goofs

When Alicia drinks a glass of water in the bathroom she empties the glass. Cut to the next shot she splashes the wall with a good amount of water and then throws the glass, breaking it. 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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Crazy Credits

The initial theatrical release (as well as the Canadian VHS equivalent) has the E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 20th Anniversary variation of the Universal Pictures logo. Subsequent prints, starting from the home media releases, replaced the variant with the Universal Studios Home Video logo. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Castle: A Death in the Family (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

All Love Can Be
Music by James Horner
Lyric by Will Jennings
Performed by Charlotte Church
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Limited
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A Beautiful Mind
19 February 2021 | by auuwwsSee all my reviews

An excellent movie, and all the actors performed their roles perfectly, especially Russell Crowe, who presented the character of John in a great way, the story of the film was excellent and I did not expect the subject of illusions, the second half of the film was significantly better than the first half, I enjoyed watching the film and I recommend watching it


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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:

$367,151, 23 December 2001

Gross USA:

$170,742,341

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$316,791,257
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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