This list of the best scientist biopics contains numerous highly-lauded films. Winner of four academy awards, A Beautiful Mind stars Russell Crowe as brilliant but troubled economist John Nash. A Nobel laureate, Nash suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, and his condition impacts his work, as well as his personal relationships.
So what are the top scientist biopics? Hollywood seems to have a love affair with Stephen Hawking, the subject of several biopics on this list. Most recently, Hawking was portrayed by Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything, a role that garnered him his first Academy Award.
Other notable scientists found on this list of the greatest scientist biopics include Marie Curie, Galileo, and Louis Pasteur. Vote up the best scientist biopics below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.
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The Man Who Knew InfinityJeremy Irons, Dev Patel
Directed by: Matt Brown
The Man Who Knew Infinity is a biopic of S Ramanujan, the great mathematician, who had no formal training in mathematics still he made great contribution in mathematics like number theory, infinite series, continued fraction etc. He was also the member of royal society of cambridge university.
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The Secret of Nikola TeslaOrson Welles, Strother Martin
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GalileoCyril Cusack, Piero Vida
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