Born on February 23rd, 1940
From New York, New York
Outlaw Ben Wade (Russell Crowe) terrorizes 1800s Arizona, especially the Southern Railroad, until he is finally captured. Wade must be brought to trial, so Dan Evans (Christian Bale), the owner of a drought-stricken ranch, volunteers to escort him to the train. Along the trail, a grudging respect forms between the men, but danger looms at every turn, and the criminal's men are in pursuit.
Upon the death of Ayn Rand (Helen Mirren), Barbara Branden (Julie Delpy) recounts the story of her dealings with the enigmatic 20th-century philosopher and novelist. Barbara and her husband, Nathaniel (Eric Stoltz), meet Rand and her husband, Frank O'Connor (Peter Fonda), and immediately establish a rapport. Rand takes the youthful Nathaniel under her wing and begins to show an un-platonic interest in her protégé. Barbara must sit by as the two begin what becomes a long, tumultuous affair.