• Publication date: November 22, 2010

A Beautiful Mind

One man's battle and eventual triumph over schizophrenia.

Program data

Duration: 150

Production Year: 2001

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March 2, 2015 20:30 (KSA) ~ March 2, 2015 19:30 (CLT)

A Beautiful Mind is based upon the real-life story of Noble Prize winning mathematician John Forbes Nash, Jr., and his battle with mental illness.  Russell Crowe depicts Nash from his early days as a university student, through his groundbreaking graduate research in game theory, to his eventual plunge into total delusion as an MIT professor.

Nash wages a fight against his illness that spans decades, and causes him to abandon psychiatric medication.  The same genius that perhaps propelled Nash into madness eventually inspires him to defeat seemingly insurmountable adversity.

The picture earned an astonishing $313 million internationally -- more than five times its budget.  It was awarded four Oscars and four Golden Globes in addition to dozens of other nominations.

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring:

  • Russell Crowe
  • Ed Harris
  • Jennifer Connelly
  • Paul Bettany
  • Christopher Plummer
  • Josh Lucas
  • Judd Hirsch