• A Beautiful Mind (2001)

A Beautiful Mind

Release Date: December 21st, 2001

DVD Release Date: June 25th, 2002

PG-13 |2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary

A human drama inspired by events in the life of John Forbes Nash Jr., and in part based on the biography "A Beautiful Mind" by Sylvia Nasar. 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.

Cast: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg, Judd Hirsch, Josh Lucas, Anthony Rapp

Director: Ron Howard

Genres: Drama , Biography

Production Co: DreamWorks, Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Rise, Dark, 1990s, Rivalry, 1970s, 1940s, Inspiring, 1950s, Fall, Deception, 1960s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Edward GuthmannSan Francisco Chronicle

    Inspiring and largely unsentimental, this is as much a love story as a tale of courage. show more

  • 88
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Though the role might seem a real stretch for an actor who just won an Oscar for his Charlton Heston turn as Maximus in "Gladiator," he and the movie ace the test. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Crowe brings the character to life by sidestepping sensationalism and building with small behavioral details. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Winner Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Makeup
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Foreign Film
Amandaprisen (2002)
Winner Best Picture
Winner Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Directing
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)