July 22, 2024
Living with Disease and Disability

John F. Nash has Schizophrenia : A Beautiful Mind

  • August 7, 2010
  • 1 min read
John F. Nash has Schizophrenia : A Beautiful Mind

John Forbes Nash, Nobel prize winner

A Beautiful Mind

is  one of the all time best movie based on lifestory of Famous Novel Prize winning Economist John F. Nash. It was released in  2001 . John Forbes Nash, Jr.,(born June 13, 1928) was a Nobel Laureate in Economics.

Directed by Ron Howard and written by Akiva Goldsmanand inspired by a bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-nominated  book of the same name by Sylvia  Nasar.

Russel crowe as John Nash
A Beautiful mind

The film stars Russell Crowe, along with Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Christopher Plummer and Paul Bettany.

The story begins in the early years of a young schizophrenic prodigy named John Nash. Early in the movie, Nash begins developing paranoid schizophrenia and endures delusional episodes while painfully watching the loss and burden his condition brings on his wife and friends.

Russel Crowe as usual has given his most astonishing perfromance. Schizophrenia has been beautifully illustrated in the Movie ‘A Beautiful Mind.’

Details on the movie : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0268978/

About Joh Nash: http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/economics/laureates/1994/nash-autobio.html

Short bio:- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Forbes_Nash,_Jr.

About Author



  • i heard that John F. Nash didn’t actually have visual hallucinations. However, the story was quite inspiring and the movie was great.

    • I think you are right,
      Beautiful mind has a bit of exaggeration but actually it has beautified the movie overall

  • “A Beautiful Mind” is the best movie that i ever watched. I have watched it for 6 times and never feel bored. A nice movie to be recommended.

  • I saw Beautiful Mind when it first came out. It is still rough if you have this illness, but that film broke some barriers and stigmas. When I was coming of age they knew more about the illness and one did not feel like such a freak going to college or graduate school. I am still amazed at the lack of knowledge in the general public about this illness and the abuses and psychiatric assault that still goes on.

    I just completed On Gratitude which is the adventures of a schizophrenic in recovery from nicotine. This related topic you might enjoy deals with the emotional effects and works with beliefs about nicotine in the 4th year of recovery. Delightful. To find out more visit my website at psyche1902.com. From there on pages 1 and 2 you will get a little slideshow, the release announcement for the book and some other interesting things to see. True story. Heal Responsibly, Jean Manthei, MA, LPC, CACIII

Comments are closed.