A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Director: Ron Howard
Writers: Akiva Goldsman, Sylvia Nassar
Cast: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg, Josh Lucas, Anthony Rapp Sen Gary-Stanford/ Judd Hirsch/ Austin Pendleton/ Vicki Cardeni/ Gilly Simon/ Victor Steinbach/ Tanya Clark/ Roy Sinise/ Tse Lil Howard/ Lance Howard/ Jane Jenkins/ Josh Pass/ Valentina Cardinali/ Teagle F. Bergeri/ Michael Esper/ Amy Waltz / Ed Jupp Jr. / Kara Ochigrosso / Sterio Savant / Michael Abbott / Reggie Austin / Cade Bitner / Richard Bryant / Dan Chen / Jonah Falcon / Fabrizio Fant / Scott Fernstrom / Michael Fiore / Seth Gable / Evan Hart / Jason Horton / Bryce Dallas Howard / Ron Howard / Dori Manzoll / Robert Myers / Reed Penney / Mills Pierre / Sean Reed / …
Genre: Drama / Biography / Inspirational
Region: United States
Release: 2001-12-13 (California premiere) / 2002-01-04 (USA)
Length: 135 minutes
Also known as: You Are Beautiful For Life (Hong Kong) / Beautiful Realm (Taiwan) / Perfect Brain
Rating: IMDB 8.2 / Rotten Tomatoes 74%
This film is a biopic about the great 20th century mathematician John Forbes-Nash Jr.
When John Forbes-Nash Jr. (Russell Crowe) was a graduate student, he published the famous game theory. Although the theory is only 26 pages long, it has had a profound impact on the fields of economy and military affairs. But when John Forbes-Nash Jr. became famous internationally, his outstanding intuition was troubled by schizophrenia, but this did not stop him from marching to the highest academic level. With the encouragement and help of Jennifer Connelly), although he walked slowly, he never stopped, and finally, with more than ten years of unremitting efforts and tenacious will, he got his wish.
“A Beautiful Mind” is a 2001 biographical drama film directed by Ron Howard and starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, and Ed Harris. The film is based on the life of mathematician John Nash, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1994.
In the film, Nash (played by Russell Crowe) is a brilliant but socially awkward mathematician who develops paranoid schizophrenia. As his delusions become more severe, he begins to struggle with his work and relationships with his wife (played by Jennifer Connelly) and friends. Despite his struggles, Nash perseveres and ultimately learns to manage his illness, eventually winning the Nobel Prize for his work on game theory.
The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $300 million worldwide and winning four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Ron Howard, Best Supporting Actress for Jennifer Connelly, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Crowe’s performance as Nash was also widely praised, earning him a nomination for Best Actor.
“A Beautiful Mind” has been praised for its sensitive portrayal of mental illness and its exploration of the human mind. The film has been credited with raising awareness of schizophrenia and reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness. While some critics have raised concerns about the accuracy of the film’s portrayal of Nash’s life, it is widely regarded as a powerful and moving tribute to the resilience of the human spirit.