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Paul Bettany is a Actor, Director, Writer and Producer British born on 27 may 1971 at Shepherd's Bush (United-kingdom)

Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 27 may 1971 (48 years) at Shepherd's Bush (United-kingdom)

Paul Bettany (born 27 May 1971) is an English actor. He first came to the attention of mainstream audiences when he appeared in the British film Gangster No. 1 (2000), and director Brian Helgeland's film A Knight's Tale (2001). He has gone on to appear in a wide variety of films, including A Beautiful Mind (2001), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Dogville (2003), and the adaptation of the novel The Da Vinci Code (2006). He is also known for his voice role as J.A.R.V.I.S. in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, specifically the films Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), in which he also portrayed the Vision, for which he garnered praise. He is set to reprise his role as the Vision in Captain America: Civil War (2016).

He has been nominated for various awards, including BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Bettany is married to American actress Jennifer Connelly, with whom he has three children.

His most commercially successful films have been, The Avengers which grossed over US$1.5 billion, its sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron which grossed over $1.4 billion, Iron Man 3 which grossed over US$1.2 billion, and The Da Vinci Code which grossed US$758 million.

Biography

On 1 January 2003, Bettany married American actress Jennifer Connelly in Scotland; they met when they starred together in A Beautiful Mind. He moved to Brooklyn, New York with Connelly and her son Kai. The couple also have two children together, son Stellan (b. 2003) and daughter Agnes (b. 2011).

Best films

The Da Vinci Code (2006)
(Actor)
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
(Actor)
The Tourist (2010)
(Actor)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
(Actor)
The Young Victoria (2009)
(Actor)
Margin Call (2011)
(Actor)

Usually with

Stan Lee
Stan Lee
(8 films)
Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau
(9 films)
Kevin Feige
Kevin Feige
(8 films)
Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby
(8 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Paul Bettany (42 films)

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Actor

Solo: A Star Wars Story, 2h15
Directed by Ron Howard
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance, Western
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Roles Dryden Vos
Rating69% 3.4964353.4964353.4964353.4964353.496435
L'univers de Star Wars tourne autour des tentatives de séparation d'un groupe favorable à un empire de la République galactique. Pour ce faire, les séparatistes entraînent des dirigeants de la République dans des affaires ingérables grâce aux manigances du Chancelier Suprême Palpatine, qui dit servir la démocratie tout en étant favorable à un empire. Pour maintenir la paix en place, les Jedi combattent les ennemis de la République, mais ceux-ci doivent faire face aux Seigneurs Sith (dont Palpatine est membre, sous le nom de Dark Sidious), tous sont sensibles à la Force, une capacité d'origine physiologique qui permet à leurs détenteurs d'acquérir certains pouvoirs surnaturels.
Avengers: Infinity War, 2h29
Directed by Anthony Russo et Joe Russo
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Hulk (comics) films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Scarlett Johansson
Roles Vision
Rating84% 4.247834.247834.247834.247834.24783
Alors que les Avengers et leurs alliés ont continué de protéger le monde face à des menaces bien trop grandes pour être combattues par un héros seul, un nouveau danger est venu de l'espace : Thanos. Despote craint dans tout l'univers, Thanos a pour objectif de recueillir les six Pierres d'Infinité, des artefacts parmi les plus puissants de l'univers, et de les utiliser afin d’imposer sa volonté sur toute la réalité. Tous les combats que les Avengers ont menés culminent dans cette bataille, qui décidera du destin de la Terre et du reste de l'univers, et qui impliquera tous les héros déjà connus, dont les Gardiens de la Galaxie.
Captain America: Civil War, 2h27
Directed by Anthony Russo et Joe Russo
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chadwick Boseman, Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Olsen, Scarlett Johansson
Roles Vision
Rating77% 3.8951753.8951753.8951753.8951753.895175
Le Soldat de l'Hiver (alias Bucky Barnes) a autrefois été reconditionné dans une base militaire soviétique sibérienne et hypnotisé à l'aide de certains mots. Quiconque prononce ces mots en russe plonge le Soldat de l'Hiver en transe et peut lui donner n'importe quel ordre sans qu'il puisse désobéir. C'est ainsi qu'en 1991, le Soldat de l'Hiver a provoqué l'arrêt brutal d'une voiture pour s'emparer dans son coffre d'une valise avec un étrange contenu.
Legend
Legend (2015)
, 2h11
Directed by Brian Helgeland
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Mob film, Crime
Themes Films about families, Gangster films
Actors Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Aneurin Barnard, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri
Roles Charlie Richardson
Rating69% 3.4986753.4986753.4986753.4986753.498675
The film focuses on the life of Reggie Kray as he seeks to control the psychotic tendencies of his twin, Ronald Kray.
Avengers: Age of Ultron, 2h22
Directed by Joss Whedon
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Transport films, Aviation films, Hulk (comics) films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Robot films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Lee Renner, Chris Evans
Roles J.A.R.V.I.S. (voice) / Vision
Rating72% 3.6499853.6499853.6499853.6499853.649985
In the Eastern European country of Sokovia, the Avengers – Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Thor, Bruce Banner (Hulk), Natasha Romanoff, and Clint Barton – raid a Hydra outpost led by Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, who has been experimenting on humans using the scepter previously wielded by Loki. They encounter two of Strucker's experiments – twins Pietro, who has superhuman speed, and Wanda Maximoff, who can manipulate minds and project energy – and apprehend Strucker, while Stark retrieves Loki's scepter.
Mortdecai
Mortdecai (2015)
, 1h47
Directed by David Koepp
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Crime
Themes Spy films, Heist films
Actors Johnny Depp, Olivia Munn, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Ulrich Thomsen, Guy Burnet
Roles Jock Strapp
Rating54% 2.748762.748762.748762.748762.74876
Lord Charlie Mortdecai, an unscrupulous art dealer and swindler, is accosted in Hong Kong by one of his victims, a gangster named Fang. Jock, Mortdecai's faithful manservant, extricates his master before they can be killed by Fang's gunmen. They return to London, where Mortdecai and his wife, Johanna, consider ways to pay off their crushing debt. A painting by Francisco Goya becomes the target of an elaborate theft which results in the murders of an art restorer and one of the thieves. Inspector Alistair Martland is put on the case. Martland, who has been in love with Johanna since college, asks Mortdecai to assist him. Martland believes the prime suspect to be Emil Strago. Mortdecai agrees to help in exchange for 10% of the insurance money.
Transcendence, 1h53
Directed by Wally Pfister
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about computing, Films set in the future, Sécurité informatique, Cyberpunk films
Actors Rebecca Hall, Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Paul Bettany, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy
Roles Max Waters
Rating62% 3.147423.147423.147423.147423.14742
Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is a scientist who researches the nature of death and sentience, including artificial intelligence. He and his team work to create a sentient computer; he predicts that such a computer will create a technological singularity, or in his words "Transcendence". His wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) is also a scientist and helps him with his work.
Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3 (2013)
, 2h10
Directed by Shane Black
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Christmas films, Films about terrorism, Superhero films, Political films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak
Roles J.A.R.V.I.S. (voice)
Rating71% 3.5969053.5969053.5969053.5969053.596905
Tony Stark recalls a New Years Eve party in 1999 where he meets scientist Maya Hansen, the inventor of Extremis, an experimental regenerative treatment intended to allow recovery from crippling injuries. Disabled scientist Aldrich Killian offers them a place in his company Advanced Idea Mechanics, but Stark rejects the offer, humiliating Killian.
The Avengers, 2h22
Directed by Joss Whedon
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in the future, Hulk (comics) films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Lee Renner
Roles J.A.R.V.I.S. (voice)
Rating76% 3.8102853.8102853.8102853.8102853.810285
The Asgardian Loki encounters the Other, the leader of an extraterrestrial race known as the Chitauri. In exchange for retrieving the Tesseract, a powerful energy source of unknown potential, the Other promises Loki an army with which he can subjugate Earth. Nick Fury, director of the espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D., and his lieutenant Agent Maria Hill arrive at a remote research facility during an evacuation, where physicist Dr. Erik Selvig is leading a research team experimenting on the Tesseract. Agent Phil Coulson explains that the object has begun radiating an unusual form of energy. The Tesseract suddenly activates and opens a wormhole, allowing Loki to reach Earth. Loki takes the Tesseract and uses his scepter to enslave Selvig and a couple of agents, including Clint Barton, to aid him in his getaway.
Blood
Blood (2012)
, 1h32
Directed by Nick Murphy
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Paul Bettany, Mark Strong, Brian Cox, Stephen Graham, Zoë Tapper, Ben Crompton
Roles Joe Fairburn
Rating60% 3.0015453.0015453.0015453.0015453.001545
Although they try to realise their job, Joe and Chrissie commit the ultimate crime, and the fear of being caught out by their police force colleague, Robert (Mark Strong), turns their lives into a downward spiral of guilt and paranoia.
Margin Call, 1h49
Directed by J. C. Chandor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker
Roles Will Emerson
Rating70% 3.548733.548733.548733.548733.54873
Junior risk analyst Seth Bregman (Penn Badgley), his more senior colleague Peter Sullivan (Zachary Quinto), and trading desk head Will Emerson (Paul Bettany) watch as human resources staff of their (never-named) firm, along with building security, conduct an unannounced mass layoff right on their trading floor, at the start of an otherwise normal business day. One of the fired employees is Peter and Seth's boss, Eric Dale (Stanley Tucci), head of risk management on the floor. Dale attempts to tell his now former employer that the firm should look into what he has been working on, but the contracted human resources staff have no interest other than him quickly leaving the building. While Dale is being escorted out, he gives Peter a USB memory stick with a project he had been working on, telling him to "be careful" just as he boards the elevator.
Priest
Priest (2011)
, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Motocyclette, Films set in the future, Vampires in film, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Lily Collins, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Stephen Moyer
Roles Priest
Rating56% 2.8495052.8495052.8495052.8495052.849505
A centuries long war between humans and vampires has devastated the planet's surface and led to a theocracy under an organization called The Church. They constructed giant walled cities to protect mankind and developed a group of elite warriors, the Priests, to turn the tide against the vampires. The majority of the vampires were killed, while the remainder were placed in reservations. With the war over, the Clergy disbanded the Priests. Outside the walled cities, some humans seek out a living, free from the totalitarian control of the Church.
Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2 (2010)
, 2h5
Directed by Jon Favreau
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Robot films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Sam Rockwell
Roles J.A.R.V.I.S. (voice)
Rating69% 3.4980753.4980753.4980753.4980753.498075
In Russia, the media covers Tony Stark's disclosure of his identity as Iron Man. Ivan Vanko, whose father Anton Vanko has just died, sees this and begins building a miniature arc reactor similar to Stark's. Six months later, Stark is a superstar and uses his Iron Man suit for peaceful means, resisting government pressure to sell his designs. He re-institutes the Stark Expo in Flushing Meadows to continue his father Howard's legacy.
The Tourist, 1h39
Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romantic comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Actors Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Timothy Dalton, Steven Berkoff, Rufus Sewell
Roles Inspector John Acheson
Rating60% 3.0007853.0007853.0007853.0007853.000785
An English woman, Elise Clifton-Ward (Angelina Jolie), is being followed by French Police who are working with Scotland Yard under the direction of Inspector John Acheson (Paul Bettany). Acheson has spent years hunting Alexander Pearce, a lover of Elise, who owes £744 million in back taxes, and is believed to have received plastic surgery to alter his appearance. At a Parisian cafe, Elise receives written instructions from Pearce: Board the train to Venice; pick out a man; let the police believe that he is Pearce. Elise burns the note, evades the police and boards the train.