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

Ratings & Reviews

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  • What began as a bold and thrilling story descends into Hollywood cliché. But Crowe and Connelly's work rises above the mush. They make A Beautiful Mind go. show more

  • Howard, and the screenwriter, Akiva Goldsman, have used the book as nothing more than their jumping-off point for an erratic work of fiction that's part mystery thriller and part Hollywood schmaltz.

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

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Awards

Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Screenplay (Adapted)
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Winner Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Best Picture
Nominated Makeup
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Directing
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Winner Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)