The True Story of John Nash

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A Bautiful Mind
© 2002 by Raymond Weschler
Major Characters
John Nash……………………………………………………………….Russell Crowe One of the greatest mathematical geniuses of the 20th
century, who won the Nobel Prize in 1994, studied and taught at Princeton University, and suffered from the mental disease of schizophrenia for most of his adult life (See note on schizophrenia below). Alicia…………………………………………………………….…………….Jennifer Connelly John’s beautiful, intelligent and loving wife who stayed with him through decades of marriage, from the 1950s to after 2000, despite the difficulties of living with a person with severe mental illness. Parcher……………………………………………………………..………….Ed Harris An agent of the US government who convinces John to help break secret Soviet codes, in order to prevent a horrible nuclear attack on the United States (Note: Parcher is not really who he appears to be). Charles………………………………………………………………………….Paul Bettany John’s roommate at Princeton who studied English literature (Note: Like Parcher, John is not really who he appears to be). Martin Hansen………………………………………………………………Josh Lucas A brilliant math student at Princeton and colleague of John’s who later becomes head of the Princeton math department.

Dr. Rosen……………………………………………………………………….Christopher Plumber A psychiatrist in Boston who identifies John’s Schizophrenia and helps him and Alicia to live with the disease.

Plot Summary
This film is the true story of John Nash, one of the great geniuses of the 20th century, who was famous for both his theories in math, and for the fact that he suffered from schizophrenia. The movie follows Nash’s amazing life from the time he arrives at Princeton University as a young, brilliant and noticeably odd West Virginia math student, until his life as an old man who has won the Nobel Prize. Over the years, he becomes recognized as a unique intellect whose theories have greatly influenced not only mathematics, but various other academic areas from economics to biology. And as of...
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