The movie "A Beautiful Mind" inspired by John Nash was a movie about an astonishing mathematician who was so close to national praise but then his life drastically changed course when his brilliance was undermined by schizophrenia. With the help of his devoted wife Alicia he overcame the hardship and won the Nobel Prize.
According to the movie I would say that John Nash would most definitely be placed in the Paranoid category. Paranoid schizophrenia's symptoms are delusions and hallucinations of persecution or grandeur (or both) and sometime irrational jealousy. The reason I classified him into this category is mainly because of the hallucinations that he had in the movie, him thinking that he had a room mate the whole time in Princeton that was nothing more than a character that his mind made up.....
The story of John Nash allows us to better understand the schizophrenic people in the documentary Dignity. We also get some insight into our own mental state as we question why we do what we do, and how we feel about it, as well as looking at the impact it has on others. In this film we are shown Nash from a number of perspectives over a period of 50 years as he relates to family, friends and colleagues. For the regular folks in Dignity whose lives are not so interesting as Nash's, we can now better imagine the special state of suspended animation that people with schizophrenia live in.
A beautiful Mind, which is a biography based on the true life story of a math prodigy, John Forbes Nash Jr. The movie is a brilliant and touching portrayal of the destruction of the mind by schizophrenia, paranoia, and the effect of ostracism. These psychological concepts and conditions are clearly shown by the main character, played by Russell Crowe.