Life is full of historic and monumental events that can be retold on the silver screen. Biopics about famous people or significant cultural movements allow the audience to experience a deeper understanding through the acting, writing, and other cinematic elements. While some parts of these movies end up being fictionalized, the underlying spirit of the themes remain the same.
For actors who portray real-life people, it can be daunting to tap into the characterization and mannerisms that make them worth putting on screen. These are some of the best films that were based on true stories.
A Beautiful Mind is A Mental Mind Trip
A Beautiful Mind was based on the life story of mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr who made large contributions to game theory, differential geometry, and partial differential equations. Later in his career he faced many struggles after being diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.
Russell Crowe transformed into Nash for the film showing both the mathematician’s personal and professional life as he descends into his paranoia. There are parts of the movie that take a bit of a detour from Nash’s real life, but it stays true to his relationship to his wife Alicia (Jennifer Connelly) and his Nobel Prize-winning work.