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A Beautiful Mind Details

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The true story of prominent mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. is the subject of this biographical drama from director Ron Howard. Russell Crowe stars as the brilliant but arrogant and conceited professor Nash. The prof seems guaranteed a rosy future in the early '50s after he marries beautiful student Alicia (Jennifer Connelly) and makes a remarkable advancement in the foundations of "game theory," which carries him to the brink of international acclaim. Soon after, John is visited by Agent William Parcher (Ed Harris), from the CIA, who wants to recruit him for code-breaking activities. But evidence suggests that Nash's perceptions of reality are cloudy at best; he is struggling to maintain his tenuous hold on sanity, and Alicia suspects a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia. Battling decades of illness with the loyal Alicia by his side, Nash is ultimately able to gain some control over his mental state, and eventually goes on to triumphantly win the Nobel Prize. Based loosely on the book of the same name by Sylvia Nasar, A Beautiful Mind (2001) co-stars Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg, Anthony Rapp, Christopher Plummer, and Judd Hirsch. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:December 13, 2001

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences James Horner Best Score 2001 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Ron Howard Best Director 2001 Winner
Directors Guild of America Ron Howard Best Director 2001 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ron Howard Best Director 2001 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ron Howard Best Picture 2001 Winner
American Film Institute Ron Howard Best Picture 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Ron Howard Best Director 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Ron Howard Best Picture 2001 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Ron Howard Best Director 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Brian Grazer Best Picture 2001 Winner
American Film Institute Brian Grazer Best Picture 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Brian Grazer Best Picture 2001 Nominee
American Film Institute Jennifer Connelly Best Supporting Actress 2001 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Jennifer Connelly Best Supporting Actress 2001 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jennifer Connelly Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2001 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Jennifer Connelly Best Supporting Actress 2001 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jennifer Connelly Best Supporting Actress 2001 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Jennifer Connelly Best Actress 2001 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Russell Crowe Best Actor 2001 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Russell Crowe Best Actor 2001 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Russell Crowe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2001 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Russell Crowe Best Actor 2001 Winner
American Film Institute Russell Crowe Best Actor 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Russell Crowe Best Actor 2001 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Akiva Goldsman Best Screenplay 2001 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Akiva Goldsman Best Adapted Screenplay 2001 Winner
American Film Institute Akiva Goldsman Best Screenplay 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Akiva Goldsman Best Adapted Screenplay 2001 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Akiva Goldsman Best Adapted Screenplay 2001 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Akiva Goldsman Best Screenplay 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Colleen Callaghan Best Makeup 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Greg Cannom Best Makeup 2001 Nominee

Cast

Russell Crowe
as John Forbes Nash, Jr.
Jennifer Connelly
as Alicia Nash
Ed Harris
as William Parcher
Paul Bettany
as Charles Herman
Adam Goldberg
as Sol
Judd Hirsch
as Helinger
Josh Lucas
as Hansen
Anthony Rapp
as Bender
Christopher Plummer
as Dr. Rosen
Austin Pendleton
as Thomas King
Jason Gray-Stanford
as Ainsley
Vivien Cardone
as Marcee

Crew

Ron Howard
Director
Ron Howard
Producer
Brian Grazer
Producer
Akiva Goldsman
Screenwriter
Sylvia Nasar
Book Author
Roger Deakins
Cinematographer
James Horner
Composer (Music Score)
Wynn P. Thomas
Production Designer
Robert Guerra
Art Director
Maureen Peyrot
Co-producer
Louisa Velis
Associate Producer
Kathleen McGill
Associate Producer
Aldric La'Auli Porter
Associate Producer
Todd Hallowell
Executive Producer
Leslie Rollins
Set Designer
Rita Ryack
Costume Designer
Allan Byer
Sound/Sound Designer
Aldric La'Auli Porter
First Assistant Director
Jane Jenkins
Casting
Janet Hirshenson
Casting
Todd Hallowell
Second Unit Director
Greg Cannom
Makeup Special Effects
David M. Dunlap
Additional Cinematography
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