The Real Story Behind “A Beautiful Mind”

Marriage to Alicia Larde Lopez-Harrison

John and Alicia Nash

While the movie may have you believe that John was a lovable eccentric, the reality was somewhat different. He treated Steir and his son terribly, refusing to give his firstborn his surname. Not long after, he met Alicia Larde. He was her teacher (something the movie did get right), however, their relationship didn’t begin until Alicia graduated university with a degree in physics. She had high hopes of becoming the next Madame Curie. Little did she know, her life would be dedicated to John.