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Bettany, Paul 1971-

Works: 108 works in 844 publications in 10 languages and 38,251 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Superhero films  Science fiction films  Historical films  Fiction  Naval history 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Director, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Paul Bettany
Most widely held works by Paul Bettany
A beautiful mind by Ron Howard( Visual )

84 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 4,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic biography of John Nash, a mathematical genius, who made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his schizophrenia, and finally, late in life, received the Nobel Prize
Master and Commander : The Far Side of the World by Peter Weir( Visual )

100 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1805 and Europe has fallen to Napoleon. The Royal Navy is the only thing standing in his way to total victory. Off the coast of South America, a new conflict is brewing. Captain Jack 'Lucky Jack' Aubrey and his Man-of-War HMS Surprise is under orders to sink or capture the French privateer Acheron, which has been deployed to the region. After seven weeks of uneventful sailing, the Acheron strikes first, all but crippling the Surprise in an engagement in which Aubrey realizes his enemy's ship is nautically superior to his own. Along with his close friend and confidant, ship's surgeon Stephan Maturin, Aubrey is now faced with the choice of retreating to England and admitting defeat or remaining at the Acheron's mercy. Aubrey must now do the impossible if he is to survive, repair his ship, catch up to his enemy and defeat the Acheron
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown( Visual )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 3,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see, yet ingeniously disguised by the painter. Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion -- an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others. In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory's ancient secret and an explosive historical truth will be lost forever
Marvel's The Avengers by Joss Whedon( Visual )

22 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 2,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army
The secret life of bees by Gina Prince-Bythewood( Visual )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father T-Ray, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters, Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping
Inkheart by Iain Softley( Visual )

45 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Mo Folchart reads a story aloud, the characters leap off the page. Literally. And that's a problem. One night he brings out three characters from Inkheart, a story set in medieval times and filled with magical beings. Capricorn and Basta are two villains. Dustfinger is a fire-eater. Now, 10 years later Mo's daughter, Meggie, discovers the truth and it's up to her to escape Capricorn's evil grasp. Mo has been searching for a long lost book that will help so he can use his special powers to send the interlopers back to their world
A knight's tale by Tim Van Rellim( Visual )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight
The young Victoria by Jean-Marc Vallée( Visual )

45 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life and times of Queen Victoria from her childhood to her early rise to power and the first turbulent years of her rule. Her romantic relationship and eventual marriage to Prince Albert culminates in a royal power struggle which ultimately is the key to her happiness when she comes to the realization that he is someone she can fully trust and believe in
The tourist by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck( Visual )

52 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During an impromptu trip to Europe to mend a broken heart, Frank unexpectedly finds himself in a flirtatious encounter with Elise, an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path. Against the breathtaking backdrop of Paris and Venice, their whirlwind romance quickly evolves as they find themselves unwittingly thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse. Special features include commentary, outtake reel, and featurettes
Firewall by Fu te( Visual )

36 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bank security expert Jack Stanfield specializes in designing infallible theft-proof financial computer systems. But there is a hidden vulnerability in the system he didn't account for -- himself. When a ruthless criminal mastermind kidnaps his family, Jack is forced to find a flaw in his system and steal $100 million. With the lives of his wife and children at stake and under constant surveillance, he has only hours to find a loophole in the thief's own impenetrable system of subterfuge and false identities to beat him at his own game
Margin call by J. C Chandor( Visual )

51 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who cares about the suffering--existential, financial, or other--of those who blindly mismanaged our monies into this ever-expanding, nay, verily bottomless pit of debt? No one, but this film may help viewers understand A) the birth of current financial woes, and B) what it might have been like, in those first few hours within the confines of an early investment trading firm casualty. Fueled by a mass layoff, a thumb drive, and a rocket-scientist-cum-analyst who really understands the numbers, the last night of good times on Wall Street unfolds as rung by rung, up the executive ladder, travels news that is -- apocalyptic. For viewers who still have no idea of how 2008's meltdown happened, this film is one fiction that will make it ever so much more real
Transcendence by Wally Pfister( Visual )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Will Caster is the foremost researcher in the field of artificial intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him
Wimbledon by Li cha lang ke long( Visual )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging male tennis star has one last shot, and two weeks, to win the greatesst tennis tournament and the heart of an upcoming women's tennis star
Priest by Scott Charles Stewart( Visual )

32 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece
Legion by Scott Stewart( Visual )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When God loses his faith in mankind, he sends a legion of angels to bring about Armageddon. An out of the way diner becomes the setting for the ultimate battle of survival as Archangel Michael helps the group of strangers defend themselves and ensure the birth of a baby who will become the new messiah
Creation by Jon Amiel( Visual )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives viewers a unique inside look at Charles Darwin, his family, and his love for his deeply religious wife, as he is torn between faith and science. Darwin struggles to finish his legendary book, On the Origin of Species, which goes on to become the foundation for evolutionary biology
The reckoning by Paul McGuigan( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 14th century England, the story involves a priest who leaves the church after committing adultery. He falls in with a troupe of traveling actors. The group ends up in a small town where a mute woman is accused of witchcraft and murder. Drawn to the woman, the troupe re-creates the events in hopes of drawing a crowd and solving the crime
Sharpe's justice( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Sharpe hears of Napoleon's return from exile he goes back to the Army. Placed on staff of the incompetent Prince of Orange he reunites with the Chosen Men and organises the defences for the Battle of Waterloo
Shelter by Måns Mårlind( Visual )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah and Tahir fall in love while homeless on the streets of New York. Shelter explores how they got there, and as they learn about their pasts they realize they need each other to build a future
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