A Beautiful Mind

Synopsis: 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. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his tragedy, and finally - late in life - received the Nobel Prize.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director(s): Ron Howard
Production: Universal Pictures
  Won 4 Oscars. Another 33 wins & 67 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
135 min


won the war.

Mathematicians broke

the Japanese codes-

and built the A-bomb.


like you.

The stated goal of the Soviets

is global Communism.

In medicine or economics,

in technology or space,

battle lines are being drawn.

To triumph,

we need results-


applicable results.

Now who among you

will be the next Morse?

The next Einstein?

Who among you will be

the vanguard...

of democracy, freedom,

and discovery?

Today, we bequeath

America's future...

into your able hands.

Welcome to Princeton,


It's not enough Hansen won

the Carnegie Scholarship.

No, he has to have it

all for himself.

It's the first time

the Carnegie Prize...

has been split.

Hansen's all bent.

Rumor is he's got his sights

set on Wheeler Lab,

the new military

think tank at M.I.T.

They're only taking

one this year.

Hansen's used

to being picked first.

Oh, yeah,

he's wasted on math.

He should be running

for president.

There could be

a mathematical explanation...

for how bad your tie is.

Thank you.


symbol cryptography.

Neils here broke

a Jap code.

Helped rid the world

of fascism.

At least that's what

he tells the girls,

eh, Neils?

The name's Bender.

Atomic physics.

- And you are?

- Am I late?


Yes, Mr. Sol.

Oh, good.

Uh, hi.

- Sol. Richard Sol.

- The burden of genius.

- There he is.

- So many supplicants,

and so little time.

Mr. Sol.

How are you, sir?

Ah, Bender.

Nice to see you.

Congratulations, Mr. Hansen.

Ah, thank you.

I'll take another.

Excuse me?

A thousand pardons.

I simply assumed you

were the waiter.

Play nice, Hansen.

Nice is not Hansen's

strong suit.

Honest mistake.

Well, Martin Hansen.

It is Martin, isn't it?

Why, yes, John, it is.

I imagine you're getting

quite used to miscalculation.

I've read your pre-prints-

both of them.

The one on Nazi ciphers,

and the other one

on non-linear equations,

and I am

supremely confident...

that there is not

a single seminal...

or innovative idea

in either one of them.

Enjoy your punch.

Gentlemen, meet John Nash,

the mysterious

West Virginia genius.

The other winner

of the distinguished

Carnegie Scholarship.

Oh, okay. Oh, yeah?

Of course.

Oh, Christ.

The prodigal

roommate arrives.


Oh, God, no.


Did you know that having

a hangover is-

is not having enough water

in your body...

to run your Krebs cycles?

Which is exactly

what happens to you...

when you're dying

of thirst.

So, dying

of thirst...

would probably feel...

pretty much like

the hangover...

that finally

bloody kills you.

John Nash?


Charles Herman.

Pleased to meet you.

All right, well done.

Well, it's official.

I'm almost human again.

Officer, I saw

the driver who hit me.

His name was Johnny Walker.


Well, I got in last night

in time for...

English department


Cock was mine,

the tail belonged

to a particularly lovely

young thing...

with a passion for...

D.H. Lawrence.

You're not easily

distracted, are you?

I'm here to work.

Hmmm, are you? Right.

I see.


Is my roommate a dick?



If we can't break the ice,

how about we drown it?

So what's your story?

You the poor kid

that never got to go

to Exeter or Andover?

Despite my privileged


I'm actually

quite well-balanced.

I have a chip

on both shoulders.

Maybe you're

just better...

with the old integers

than you are with people.

My first grade teacher,

she told me...

that I was born

with two helpings of brain,

but only half

a helping of heart.

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Akiva Goldsman

Akiva J. Goldsman (born July 7, 1962) is an American film and television writer, director, and producer. He received an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the 2001 film, A Beautiful Mind, which also won the Oscar for Best Picture. more…

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