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In college, I often skipped lectures and didnít read my books because I wanted to discover mathematics for myself rather than learn it "second-hand."

My most famous work in mathematics was actually done in the field of economics.

In 1994, I was awarded the Nobel Prize (jointly with Harsanyi and Selten) for our work on game theory.

I suffered from schizophrenia for much of my life and was in and out of mental institutions during the 1960s.

In 2001, the movie based on my life, A Beautiful Mind, won an Academy Award for Best Picture.

Answer: John Nash (1928-?)