In recent days, one of the most influential events in scientific field turns out to be the unveiling of winners for 2012 Nobel Prizes. As an event known for its high authority and just criteria, Nobel Prize aims to award those major contributors in scientific field. In the list of 2012 Nobel Prize winners, new surprises are given to the whole world. Mo Yan becomes the first Chinese writer to win 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature while two scientists working on quantum optics are awarded 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Just as a saying, there's no easy way to success. Only with tears, pains and efforts can a man become a Nobel Prize winner. To many people, Nobel Prize winner shall be a crazy science geek whose private life is only concerned by the world after he gets a Nobel Prize. However, in most cases, this is not true. From their biographical movies or autobiographies, one can not only know the struggle of those Nobel Prize winners but also find the charming points in their personalities. Therefore, this post will present you top 4 biographical movies of Nobel Prize winners.
1. Biographical Movie of "Al" Gore - An Inconvenient Truth
As the 45th Vice President of the United States, "Al" Gore surprisingly devoted himself to the career of environmental protection. More surprisingly, he was awarded 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his great contribution in this field. Actually, before his success in Nobel Prize, his biographical movie, An Inconvenient Truth, was quite influential and popular.
In An Inconvenient Truth, "Al" Gore states his depression towards the failure in General Election and how he begins to notice the serious effects brought by global warming. While focusing on the worsening of the environment, An Inconvenient Truth also shows the opinions and the fights of "Al" Gore.
2. Biographical Movie of John Nash - A Beautiful Mind
As a legendary Nobel Prize winner, John Nash was awarded Nobel Prize in Economic Science in 1994 for his 1950s theory known as game theory. Actually, Nash is also a controversial Oscar winner. As a mathematician, he is awarded for his contribution in economic field. Moreover, he spends all his life struggling with paranoid schizophrenia. For all those reasons, his biographical movie gains great success in reputation and in box office.
A Beautiful Mind deals with the lifelong experience of the famous Nobel Prize winner. His loneliness in college years, his research on game theory, his illusion as an FBI agent, his suffering in hospital, his love story and his struggle with the illusion. Through the movie, one can better understand the pains and tears a Nobel Prize has suffered.
3. Biographical Movie of Nelson Mandela - Invictus
As the most respectful man in the world, Nelson Mandela spends all his life fighting against racism and discrimination. In 1993, he became one the Nobel Peace Prize winners as well. After the great success of autobiography of Mandela, his biographical movie, Invictus, also gained great success at that time.
Invictus is a movie neither deals with the sufferings of Mandela in prison nor with his political fighting with the opposed. Actually it is about how Mandela initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land by enlisting a national rugby team to win the world cup. With the help of Mandela, the team turns from one full of racists to a united and cooperated one. Moreover, Morgan Freeman is exactly the actor is chosen by Mandela as the most suitable actor as Mandela in film world.
4. Biographical Movie of Maathai - Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai
As a Kenyan environmental and political activist, Wangari Maathai was awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her great contribution in sustainable development. As the founder of Green Belt Movement as well as the first African female Nobel Prize winner, her success aroused everyone's interest. As a consequence, her biographical movie had gained great success in the market.
The Vision of Wangari Maathai is a documentary film. It mainly focuses how Maathai begins Green Belt Movement, persuades more and more people to join in it and goes through hardships to make it popular and influential. Besides that, there are also opinions of Maathai towards the worsening living environment and some landscapes of the African city.