Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany’s 10 Best Movies

Paul Bettany
Paul Bettany broke out in 2001 when he stole A Knight’s Tale as a very unorthodox Geoffery Chaucer, co-starred with future MCU partner Robert Downey Jr. in Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang), and was part of the stellar ensemble for the year’s Best Picture: A Beautiful Mind.  Since then, he has established himself as one of the most dependable character actors in Hollywood in films like Master & Commander, Margin Call, and The Young Victoria.  Bettany is most popularly known for his work in the MCU since the franchise’s first film: Iron Man.  He voiced Tony Stark’s AI suit companion, JARVIS, in all three Iron Man solo films and the first Avengers film before JARVIS became Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron.  He would reprise Vision in Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War.  Bettany’s recent career renaissance also includes a stellar performance as the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, in The Discovery Channel’s Manhunt: Unabomber, as well as putting his mark on the Star Wars Universe as the main villain in Solo: A Star Wars Story.  Bettany has been married to actress Jennifer Connelly since 2003.
Ed Harris and Paul Bettany in A Beautiful Mind

Paul Bettany’s 10 Best Movies
1. A Beautiful Mind (2001) Charles
2. Captain America: Civil War (2016) Vision
3. Iron Man (2008) JARVIS
4. The Avengers (2012) JARVIS
5. Margin Call (2011) Will Emerson
6. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Vision
7. Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang) (2001) Jimmy
8. Manhunt: The Unabomber (2017 – Discovery) Ted Kaczynski
9. Master & Commander: On the Far Side of the World (2003) Dr. Stephen Maturin
10. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) JARVIS/Vision
Honorable Mention: Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Dryden Vos

Paul Bettany and Jeremy Renner in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Oscars, Golden Globes & Emmys

Oscar Wins (0): None

Oscar Nominations (0): None

Paul Bettany in Margin Call

Golden Globe Wins (0): None

Golden Globe Nominations (0): None

Paul Bettany in Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang)

Emmy Wins (0): None 

Emmy Nominations (0): None

Paul Bettany in Manhunt: Unabomber

My Favorite Bettany Scene:
“Chaucer’s Introductions” from A Knight’s Tale (2001)

Next Film
: Bettany is not currently attached to any future projects, but that will-no doubt-change after the actor’s busy year and commitments to the MCU and Star Wars are at an end.
Paul Bettany

9 thoughts on “Paul Bettany’s 10 Best Movies”

      1. You have been weighed, you have been measured, and you have been found wanting.

        It’s one of those “so bad it’s good” movies for me. The Queen music puts it over the edge.

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    1. He’s great IN it, but it’s not a great film overall, so that’s why I made it my favorite scene of his, but it finished two off the list. It’s just not a stronger film than the ones listed, but it is a lot of dumb fun and he’s BY FAR the best thing about it. It definitely was the role that made people notice him, then following it that year with Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang), maybe one of the most underrated films of the decade, and-of course-A Beautiful Mind was a heck of a year.

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  1. Dave are you familiar with a film called “Sword of the Valiant?” It’s based on the midevil story Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and features Sean Connery in the key role of the Green Knight, which naturally required face paint. The movie is so awful it’s impossible to sit through, but it’s easy to find the Sean Connery part online. If this is something you have never experinced, do.


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