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Jennifer Connelly

A Beautiful Mind

4 Jan, 2002

Connelly plays Alicia Nash, a college student, in this biographical drama directed by Ron Howard from the book by Sylvia Nasar. Alicia meets and falls in love with John Nash (Russell Crowe), a brilliant mathematician.  After they marry, she learns that he is schizophrenic. Co-starring Ed Harris, Christopher Plummer, and Josh Lucas.

It was, when I read it, I thought, such a beautiful script. I loved the story. I thought it was well handled. I thought it was even more moving because it was a true story and that made it even more poignant. Ron was involved, Russ was already involved – whom I think is a great actor. And the woman, no matter what kind of movie it is – studio or independent – was a kind of ferocious, spirited, intelligent, beautiful character, very strong woman, and I was drawn to her.

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