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.
John Nash (1928-?)