John Forbes Nash Jr.
FILE - MAY 24: According to reports May 24, 2015, Mathematician John Nash, 86, who inspired the movie A Beautiful Mind, and his wife Alicia Nash, 82, were killed in a taxi crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. (FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between John Forbes Nash, Jr. and actor Russell Crowe. Oscar hype continues this week with the announcement of the nominations for the 84th Academy Awards. Luise Rainer became the first actress to receive an Academy Award for her role in the 1936 biopic ‘The Great Ziegfeld,’ playing stage performer Anna Held. Over half of the last ten Oscars for best actor or actress have been for performances in a biopic. ***LEFT IMAGE***1994: John Forbes Nash, Jr., the schizophrenic mathematician who won a Nobel Prize for economics and whose life story was made into the Academy Award-nominated film “A Beautiful Mind” is distributed on February 20, 2002 from a 1994 photo in Princeton, NJ. (Photo by Robert P. Matthews/Princeton University/Getty Images)***RIGHT IMAGE***2000: Best actor in a leading role nominee Russell Crowe arrives To The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences Nominees Luncheon on March 13, 2000 In Beverly Hills, California. (Photo By David Mcnew/Getty Images) ** OUTS - ELSENT, FPG - OUTS * NM, PH, VA if sourced by CT, LA or MoD ** (Getty Images )