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  • Paul Bettany

    Born on May 27, 1971 in Harlesden, London, England

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Master and Commander (2003)

Paul Bettany as "Dr. Stephen Maturin"

In 1805, aboard the H.M.S. Surprise, the brash Captain Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe) and his trusted friend, the ship's scholarly surgeon, Stephen Maturin (Paul Bettany), are ordered to hunt down and capture a powerful French vessel off the South American coast. Though Napoleon is winning the war and the men and their crew face an onslaught of obstacles, including their own internal battles, "Lucky Jack" is determined that nothing will stop the Surprise from completing its mission.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003) Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role

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Joss Whedon Talks 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' 'Bigger' Sequels, and Scarlet Witch

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Dec 17th 2014, 7:00AM

Dec 17th 2014, 7:00AM

These Four Exclusive 'Mortdecai' Posters Feature Must-See Mustaches

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Oct 1st 2014, 8:00AM

Oct 1st 2014, 8:00AM

'Transcendence' Review: A Journey Into the Absurd

Posted by
Rick Mele on Apr 18th 2014, 7:30AM

Apr 18th 2014, 7:30AM

'Transcendence' Review: 10 Things to Know About the Johnny Depp Sci-Fi Movie

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Apr 17th 2014, 8:45AM

Apr 17th 2014, 8:45AM

'Transcendence' Trailer: Johnny Depp Is the Future (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Feb 12th 2014, 1:15PM

Feb 12th 2014, 1:15PM

'Avengers: Age of Ultron': Paul Bettany to Play The Vision

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Feb 7th 2014, 8:00AM

Feb 7th 2014, 8:00AM

Lost Junket Interviews: Paul Bettany Promotes 'Wimbledon'

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Mar 2nd 2012, 8:04AM

Mar 2nd 2012, 8:04AM

10 Redheaded Actors Who Shouldn't Be Discriminated by the World's Biggest Sperm Bank

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Sep 21st 2011, 10:30AM

Sep 21st 2011, 10:30AM

Who Is Lars Von Trier? A Snapshot of the Controversial Director

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on May 22nd 2011, 3:30PM

May 22nd 2011, 3:30PM

'Margin Call' Review: Last Call Before The Financial Meltdown

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Mar 23rd 2011, 3:00PM

Mar 23rd 2011, 3:00PM

Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie and Paul Bettany on 'The Tourist'

Posted by
Laura Prudom on Dec 10th 2010, 5:30AM

Dec 10th 2010, 5:30AM

'The Tourist' Review: Jolie and Depp Don't Travel Well Together

Posted by
Eric D. Snider on Dec 10th 2010, 4:00AM

Dec 10th 2010, 4:00AM

'The Tourist' Trailer: Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie are Sexy and Dangerous

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Sep 15th 2010, 8:47AM

Sep 15th 2010, 8:47AM

Trailer Park: Country Strong, Windfall, Rare Export

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Sep 11th 2010, 4:32PM

Sep 11th 2010, 4:32PM

'Priest' Trailer Blows Lid Off the Human-Vampire War of the Future

Posted by
Peter Hall on Sep 9th 2010, 12:32PM

Sep 9th 2010, 12:32PM

Trailer for 'Priest' May Not Closely Follow the Bible

Posted by
Peter Hall on Jul 26th 2010, 12:45PM

Jul 26th 2010, 12:45PM

Trailer Park: Comic-Con 2010

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Jul 25th 2010, 2:02PM

Jul 25th 2010, 2:02PM

SDCC: Paul Bettany, 3D and "Priest"

Posted by
Elisabeth Rappe on Jul 25th 2010, 11:03AM

Jul 25th 2010, 11:03AM

Simon Baker and Paul Bettany May Join 'Margin Call'

Posted by
Perri Nemiroff on Jun 18th 2010, 7:18AM

Jun 18th 2010, 7:18AM

New on DVD & Blu-ray, Week of May 11: 'Daybreakers' & 'Legion'

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on May 10th 2010, 10:17AM

May 10th 2010, 10:17AM

'Priest' Release Date Delayed Two Months

Posted by
Peter Hall on Apr 28th 2010, 7:45AM

Apr 28th 2010, 7:45AM

Which Actors Deserve Better?

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Mar 23rd 2010, 8:02AM

Mar 23rd 2010, 8:02AM

Watch Paul Bettany Kill Vampires in this 'Priest' Clip

Posted by
Mike Bracken on Mar 16th 2010, 9:15AM

Mar 16th 2010, 9:15AM

Review: Creation

Posted by
William Goss on Jan 23rd 2010, 8:32AM

Jan 23rd 2010, 8:32AM

'Legion' Movie Reviews

Posted by
Marina Zogbi on Jan 22nd 2010, 2:30PM

Jan 22nd 2010, 2:30PM

Review: Legion

Posted by
Peter Hall on Jan 22nd 2010, 9:15AM

Jan 22nd 2010, 9:15AM

'Creation' Movie Reviews

Posted by
Chris Jordan on Jan 21st 2010, 3:36PM

Jan 21st 2010, 3:36PM

Is 'Creation' Too Controversial for American Audiences?

Posted by
Marina Zogbi on Jan 20th 2010, 5:00AM

Jan 20th 2010, 5:00AM

'Creation' Roles Bled Into Home Life for Married Stars Bettany and Connelly

Posted by
Robin Milling on Jan 15th 2010, 12:15PM

Jan 15th 2010, 12:15PM

The Best of the Decade: Breakthroughs

Posted by
Todd Gilchrist on Dec 31st 2009, 9:02AM

Dec 31st 2009, 9:02AM

Oscar Buzz: Emily Blunt, 'Young Victoria'

Posted by
Allyssa Lee on Dec 29th 2009, 1:13PM

Dec 29th 2009, 1:13PM

A Delightfully Un-Victorian Victorian Film

Posted by
Pamela Chelin on Dec 27th 2009, 8:40AM

Dec 27th 2009, 8:40AM

New Online Game for 'Legion'

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Dec 24th 2009, 8:05AM

Dec 24th 2009, 8:05AM

Review: The Young Victoria

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Dec 18th 2009, 9:15AM

Dec 18th 2009, 9:15AM

Exclusive: Watch a clip from the Charles Darwin movie, Creation

Posted by
Pete Stanton on Sep 22nd 2009, 8:12AM

Sep 22nd 2009, 8:12AM

TIFF: 'Creation' Finds No Distribution, Hopes for Controversy to Help

Posted by
William Goss on Sep 14th 2009, 12:15PM

Sep 14th 2009, 12:15PM

Opening a Can of Worms at TIFF

Posted by
Jason Anderson on Sep 8th 2009, 10:00AM

Sep 8th 2009, 10:00AM

Check Out Paul Bettany and Cam Gigandet in 'Priest' Gear!

Posted by
Elisabeth Rappe on Aug 27th 2009, 3:02PM

Aug 27th 2009, 3:02PM

'Legion' Gets a Comic Book Prequel

Posted by
Elisabeth Rappe on Aug 25th 2009, 11:45AM

Aug 25th 2009, 11:45AM

Get Some 'Legion' Backstory!

Posted by
Elisabeth Rappe on Aug 25th 2009, 11:03AM

Aug 25th 2009, 11:03AM

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