The Real Story Behind “A Beautiful Mind”

Homosexual Tendencies and Indecent Exposure Arrest

John Nash and Russell Crowe Suited

During his time at college, John was well known for exhibiting homosexual tendencies – something that was still illegal at that time. He would climb into bed with other male students, who would then bully him. As a method of defense, he would often end up doing their homework. In 1954, he was caught up in a sting operation targeting homosexual men in Santa Monica and arrested for indecent exposure. The charges were later dropped, but it came at a cost. He was fired from a position as a consultant with the U.S Army and stripped of his top-secret security clearance – another fact Hollywood omitted.