Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany (born 27 May 1971) is a British-American actor. He is known for his role as J.A.R.V.I.S. and Vision in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). He reprised his role in the Disney+ series WandaVision (2021). He first came to the attention of mainstream audiences when he appeared in the British film Gangster No. 1 (2000), and 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), Wimbledon (2004), The Da Vinci Code (2006), Margin Call (2011), and Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018). He is portraying Alexander Nix in an upcoming film on the Cambridge Analytica scandal. 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. Description above is from the Wikipedia article Paul Bettany, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Iron Man (2008)

Action-packedAdventurousFunFunny

After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Terrence Howard  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Gwyneth Paltrow

After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Terrence Howard  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Gwyneth Paltrow

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

BrainySleep-throughBrilliantSlow moving

John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Ed Harris  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Christopher Plummer

John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Ed Harris  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Christopher Plummer

Iron Man 2 (2010)

Action-packedFunMind blowingBrilliant

With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark, with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Don Cheadle  •  Scarlett Johansson

With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark, with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Don Cheadle  •  Scarlett Johansson

A Knight's Tale (2001)

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William Thather, a knight's peasant apprentice, gets a chance at glory when the knight dies suddenly mid-tournament. Posing as a knight himself, William won't stop until he's crowned tournament champion—assuming matters of the heart don't get in the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Helgeland
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Rufus Sewell  •  Shannyn Sossamon  •  Paul Bettany

William Thather, a knight's peasant apprentice, gets a chance at glory when the knight dies suddenly mid-tournament. Posing as a knight himself, William won't stop until he's crowned tournament champion—assuming matters of the heart don't get in the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Helgeland
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Rufus Sewell  •  Shannyn Sossamon  •  Paul Bettany

Dogville (2003)

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A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth their effort, so ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Harriet Andersson  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Jean-Marc Barr

A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth their effort, so ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Harriet Andersson  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Jean-Marc Barr

Firewall (2006)

State-of-the-art security system creator, Jack Stanfield has cemented his reputation as a man who's thought of everything. But when a criminal finds a way into Jack's personal life, everything Jack holds dear is suddenly at stake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Loncraine
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Paul Bettany  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Carly Schroeder

State-of-the-art security system creator, Jack Stanfield has cemented his reputation as a man who's thought of everything. But when a criminal finds a way into Jack's personal life, everything Jack holds dear is suddenly at stake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Loncraine
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Paul Bettany  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Carly Schroeder

Gangster No. 1 (2000)

An old gangster is advised that Freddie Mays would leave jail after thirty years in prison. His mood changes and he recalls when he was a young punk and who joined Freddie's gang—a man he both envied and ultimately betrayed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul McGuigan
CAST:  David Thewlis  •  Jamie Foreman  •  Paul Bettany  •  Malcolm McDowell

An old gangster is advised that Freddie Mays would leave jail after thirty years in prison. His mood changes and he recalls when he was a young punk and who joined Freddie's gang—a man he both envied and ultimately betrayed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul McGuigan
CAST:  David Thewlis  •  Jamie Foreman  •  Paul Bettany  •  Malcolm McDowell

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

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After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ferocious pursuit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Paul Bettany  •  James D'Arcy  •  Billy Boyd

After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ferocious pursuit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Paul Bettany  •  James D'Arcy  •  Billy Boyd

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

Fast pacedAction-packedBrilliantMysterious

A murder in Paris’ Louvre Museum and cryptic clues in some of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery. For 2,000 years a secret society closely guards information that — should it come to light — could rock the very ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Ian McKellen  •  Paul Bettany

A murder in Paris’ Louvre Museum and cryptic clues in some of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery. For 2,000 years a secret society closely guards information that — should it come to light — could rock the very ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Ian McKellen  •  Paul Bettany

Wimbledon (2004)

RomanticCharmingClever

A pro tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119. Fortunately for him, he meets a young player on the women's circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Loncraine
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Paul Bettany  •  Sam Neill  •  James McAvoy

A pro tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119. Fortunately for him, he meets a young player on the women's circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Loncraine
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Paul Bettany  •  Sam Neill  •  James McAvoy

The Land Girls (1998)

During World War II, the organisation "The Women's Land Army" recruited women to work on British farms while the men were off to war. Three such "land girls" of different social backgrounds - quiet Stella, young hairdresser Prue, and Cambridge graduate Ag - become ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Leland
CAST:  Catherine McCormack  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Anna Friel  •  Paul Bettany

During World War II, the organisation "The Women's Land Army" recruited women to work on British farms while the men were off to war. Three such "land girls" of different social backgrounds - quiet Stella, young hairdresser Prue, and Cambridge graduate Ag - become ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Leland
CAST:  Catherine McCormack  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Anna Friel  •  Paul Bettany

Iron Man 3 (2013)

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When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shane Black
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Guy Pearce  •  Don Cheadle

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shane Black
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Guy Pearce  •  Don Cheadle

Broken Lines (2008)

After losing his father, an engaged man begins an affair with a waitress, both longing for happiness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sallie Aprahamian
CAST:  Paul Bettany  •  Olivia Williams  •  Dan Fredenburgh  •  Doraly Rosa

After losing his father, an engaged man begins an affair with a waitress, both longing for happiness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sallie Aprahamian
CAST:  Paul Bettany  •  Olivia Williams  •  Dan Fredenburgh  •  Doraly Rosa

After the Rain (1999)

Steph, an Afrikaner, struggles with his past and heritage in the new South Africa. When his girlfriend befriends a black South African man called Vusisizwe trouble brews.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ross Kettle
CAST:  Paul Bettany  •  Louise Lombard  •  Ariyon Bakare

Steph, an Afrikaner, struggles with his past and heritage in the new South Africa. When his girlfriend befriends a black South African man called Vusisizwe trouble brews.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ross Kettle
CAST:  Paul Bettany  •  Louise Lombard  •  Ariyon Bakare

Blood (2012)

Thriller charting the moral collapse of a police family. Two cop brothers, smothered by the shadow of their former police chief father, must investigate a crime they themselves have committed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Murphy
CAST:  Paul Bettany  •  Mark Strong  •  Stephen Graham  •  Brian Cox

Thriller charting the moral collapse of a police family. Two cop brothers, smothered by the shadow of their former police chief father, must investigate a crime they themselves have committed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Murphy
CAST:  Paul Bettany  •  Mark Strong  •  Stephen Graham  •  Brian Cox

Mortdecai (2015)

Slow movingFunnyDarkFun

Art dealer, Charles Mortdecai, searches for a stolen painting rumored to contain a secret code that gains access to hidden Nazi gold.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Koepp
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Olivia Munn  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Ewan McGregor

Art dealer, Charles Mortdecai, searches for a stolen painting rumored to contain a secret code that gains access to hidden Nazi gold.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Koepp
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Olivia Munn  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Ewan McGregor

Transcendence (2014)

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Two leading computer scientists work toward their goal of Technological Singularity, as a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent them from creating a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wally Pfister
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Paul Bettany  •  Rebecca Hall  •  Kate Mara

Two leading computer scientists work toward their goal of Technological Singularity, as a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent them from creating a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wally Pfister
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Paul Bettany  •  Rebecca Hall  •  Kate Mara

The Avengers (2012)

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When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joss Whedon
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Chris Evans  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Chris Hemsworth

When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joss Whedon
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Chris Evans  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Chris Hemsworth

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

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When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joss Whedon
CAST:  Chris Hemsworth  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Jeremy Renner

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joss Whedon
CAST:  Chris Hemsworth  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Jeremy Renner

A Man's Story (2011)

Documentary about British fashion designer Ozwald Boateng.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Varon Bonicos
CAST:  Giorgio Armani  •  Michael Bay  •  Paul Bettany  •  Richard Branson

Documentary about British fashion designer Ozwald Boateng.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Varon Bonicos
CAST:  Giorgio Armani  •  Michael Bay  •  Paul Bettany  •  Richard Branson
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