“A Beautiful Mind”

The Hollywood film, “A Beautiful Mind”, was awarded Best Picture at the 2002 Academy Awards.  The film portrayed the heart breaking struggles of Noble Prize winning physicist John Nash, and his wife, Alicia, with John’s dangerous paranoid delusions and mental illness.  Alicia Larde is a native of El Salvador, and graduated with a degree in physics from MIT, where she met her husband. Alicia’s role was played by beautiful, blue-eyed, all-American actress Jennifer Connelly.  We love Jennifer, but think it would have been more appropriate if she had at least pretended to be Latina for this role.