17 Little Known Facts About A Beautiful Mind. Brilliant.


A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American biographical drama film based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics. Read below to find out more facts about the film, and the genius who influenced its making!

1. The equations seen on the classroom chalk boards are actual equations written by the real life John Nash.

2. John Nash visited the set, and Russell Crowe said later that he had been fascinated by the way he moved his hands, and he had tried to do the same thing in the movie. He thought it would help him get into the character.

3. Nash's mutterings after he loses the board game (along the lines of "the game is flawed," "I had the first move, I should have won") are in reference to "Game Theory," the economic theory that John Nash is probably most famous for.

4. The film was shot in sequence in order to help Russell Crowe develop a consistently progressing manner of behavior.

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