“A Beautiful Mind” overcame charges that it had ignored its main character’s anti-Semitism to win the Oscar for best picture. The film’s main character, mathematician John Nash, said his anti-Semitic ravings resulted from his battle with schizophrenia. The writer of the film, Akiva Goldsman, who also won an Oscar, said the film was a fictionalized account of Nash’s life that did not include every detail.
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