Paul Bettany
Actor
Paul Bettany
Paul Bettany is an English actor. He first came to the attention of mainstream audiences when he appeared in the Britsh film Gangster No. 1 (2000), and director Brian Helgeland's film 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) and the adaptation of the Dan Brown's novel, The Da Vinci Code (2006).
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Robert Downey Jr. Volunteers To Voice Mark Zuckerberg's Real-Life Jarvis
Huffington Post - 4 months
Robert Downey Jr. has volunteered as tribute. Sorry, wrong franchise. Let’s start over. Robert Downey Jr. has offered to lend his signature voice help Mark Zuckerberg bring his personal AI assistant to life.  Every year, the Facebook founder sets new goals for himself ― learning Mandarin, meeting a new person every day, wearing a long sleeve T-shirt ― and in 2016 he pledged to create his own AI to “run my home and help me with my work.” “You can think of it kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man,” he wrote in a post shortly after the new year.  On Thursday, Zuckerberg gave an update on the project by crowd sourcing opinions on who should voice the personal AI. Followers chimed in with suggestions like Arnold Schwarzenegger (aggressive), Morgan Freeman (long shot) and Judi Dench (PERFECT), but in the end, Downey reigned supreme.  After multiple commenters suggested that given his “Iron Man” pedigree Downey would be the best choice, the actor responded that he’d d ...
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PHOTOS: Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany Hit the Beach
ABC News - 6 months
When they're not on set, stars kick back at the beach and pool.
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Zaki's Review: <i>Captain America: Civil War</i>
Huffington Post - 10 months
A little over a month ago, Warner Bros.' execrable, excessive Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice arrived in theaters. As you know if you read my review, that film, with its storyline about the aftermath of a destructive superhero battle leading to a battle of wills between heroes, landed with a resounding thud for me. Perhaps my biggest complaint was how it was doing an end-run around its audience by forcing an emotional investment in its characters and their world that hadn't yet been earned. Well, here we are mere weeks later with Marvel's Captain America: Civil War, covering extremely similar thematic and narrative terrain while doing right exactly what the earlier film did so wrong. Believe it or not, it was eight years ago this week that the first Iron Man's huge critical and commercial success kicked off the massive multi-franchise edifice that we've come to know as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since then, Marvel Studios has gone from success to success, launching several co ...
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12 Vintage Baby Names That Aren't Wildly Popular -- Yet
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Looking for fresh name inspiration for your 2016 baby? Some of the newest names are the oldest -- favorites from a century ago, ready for revival in the coming year. Twenty years ago, Amelia and Oliver were the new old names to watch. Now that they’re near the top of the charts, another set of vintage-sounding names is on the rise. None of these rank in the U.S. top 1000 -- yet -- but they’re all poised to make a comeback in 2016.   Agnes Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany named their daughter Agnes Lark in 2011. By 2014, there were 187 girls with the name. Agnes is a gentle, vintage choice, big in the 1890s, while the nickname Aggie fits right in with Abby, Addie, Maddie, and Maggie. The movie "Despicable Me" also featured three adorable sisters with sassy, retro names -- Margo, Edith, and Agnes. Lottie Charlotte was on the rise well before William and Kate chose the name for their little princess. Charlie is a modern, vibrant take on Charlotte, while Lottie is elegant. ...
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12 Vintage Baby Names That Aren't Wildly Popular -- Yet
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Looking for fresh name inspiration for your 2016 baby? Some of the newest names are the oldest -- favorites from a century ago, ready for revival in the coming year. Twenty years ago, Amelia and Oliver were the new old names to watch. Now that they’re near the top of the charts, another set of vintage-sounding names is on the rise. None of these rank in the U.S. top 1000 -- yet -- but they’re all poised to make a comeback in 2016.   Agnes Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany named their daughter Agnes Lark in 2011. By 2014, there were 187 girls with the name. Agnes is a gentle, vintage choice, big in the 1890s, while the nickname Aggie fits right in with Abby, Addie, Maddie, and Maggie. The movie "Despicable Me" also featured three adorable sisters with sassy, retro names -- Margo, Edith, and Agnes. Lottie Charlotte was on the rise well before William and Kate chose the name for their little princess. Charlie is a modern, vibrant take on Charlotte, while Lottie is elegant. ...
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Actor Paul Bettany takes on bleakness of homelessness in his directorial debut, 'Shelter'
LATimes - over 1 year
The homeless couple who lived on the street outside Paul Bettany's $6.9-million Tribeca penthouse slept under a transparent plastic sheet. The actor passed the pair every weekday while walking his kids to school, and everyone shared awkward hellos. Sometimes he'd give them money. But after a while...
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Review: ‘Shelter’ Focuses on an Addict and an Immigrant, Both Homeless
NYTimes - over 1 year
Paul Bettany’s film stars Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie as desperate drifters on the streets of New York.
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‘Captain America: Civil War’ starts production in Atlanta, Georgia
Hollywood News - almost 2 years
Marvel Studios has commenced principal photography at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia on ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ the third installment of its Super Hero franchise. The production will shoot on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film?s production, as well as locations in Germany, Puerto Rico and Iceland. Set for release in the United States on May 6, 2016, ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ ‘Community’) from a screenplay by Christopher Markus &amp; Stephen McFeely (‘Captain America: The Winter Solider,’ Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’). The film returns Chris Evans (‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’) as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America along with Robert Downey Jr. (‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ Marvel’s ‘Iron Man 3′) as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson (‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ ‘Capt ...
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'Avengers: Age of Ultron': Paul Bettany brings the Vision to life, bids Jarvis farewell
LATimes - almost 2 years
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Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” begins to roll out worldwide
Hollywood News - almost 2 years
All this week, we’ve seen Marvel slowly begin to allow reviews to trickle out about Avengers: Age of Ultron, in advance of the global release this weekend, followed by the U.S. next week. So far, the early word has been pretty solid, with some out and out raves and almost no outright detractors. After how big a smash across the board The Avengers was, seeing the sequel apparently continue the trend is a solid sight to behold. Marvel continues their perfect record and comic book fans get another top tier piece of entertainment to enjoy. The summer movie season is about to begin folks… You’d basically have to live under a rock not to be fully aware what this film is about, but at the off chance you don’t, I’m more than willing to provide a quick primer. Continuing the Marvel Cinematic Universe and working not only as a sequel to The Avengers but also Captain America: The Winter Soldier, this flick sees the team of superheroes faced with a dastardly Artificial Intelligence named Ultron (v ...
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Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner – Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer
Hollywood News - almost 2 years
Marvel Studios presents ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, 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 enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure. Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Chris Evans as Captain America. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig ...
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Paul Bettany Set For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Role Of The Vision
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Paul Bettany, who has lent his voice to all three "Iron Man" films and "Marvel's The Avengers" as Tony Stark's trusty computer JARVIS, will appear in "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" as the Vision. Bettany's involvement was first reported by The Daily Mail and confirmed by a number of trade sites, including TheWrap, THR and Variety. In the Marvel comics, the Vision is an android created by Ultron, the evil villain that Hank Pym, a.k.a. Ant-Man, invented and soon lost the ability to control. That origin will likely change for "Age of Ultron," as director Joss Whedon has said that Pym, who Michael Douglas will play in "Ant-Man," is not the source of Ultron in the Marvel cinematic universe. For more on Bettany's involvement, head to The Daily Mail.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Paul Bettany
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 43
    He played the Vision in the 2015 film Avengers: Age of Ultron, and reprised his voice role as J.A.R.V.I.S. again in the same film.
    More Details Hide Details Bettany portrayed The Vision again in Captain America: Civil War.
    He was once again paired with Depp in Mortdecai, a 2015 motion picture also starring Gwyneth Paltrow.
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  • 2014
    Age 42
    In 2014 Bettany starred alongside Johnny Depp and fellow British actor Rebecca Hall in the feature film Transcendence.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 38
    Bettany reprised his voice role as J.A.R.V.I.S. in 2010's Iron Man 2, 2012's The Avengers, 2013's Iron Man 3, and Disneyland's Innoventions attraction.
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    In 2010, Bettany appeared alongside Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie in The Tourist and portrayed the archangel Michael in Legion, a movie based on God's vengeance against humanity.
    More Details Hide Details He starred in the films Priest and Margin Call, both released in 2011.
  • 2009
    Age 37
    In 2009, he appeared as Charles Darwin in Creation, starring opposite wife Jennifer Connelly.
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  • 2008
    Age 36
    In 2008, he appeared in the New Line Cinema family fantasy Inkheart, playing the part of a fire-eater named Dustfinger.
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  • 2007
    Age 35
    In 2007, Bettany went to London to star in There For Me, written by his friends Dan Fredenburgh and Doraly Rosen.
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  • 2005
    Age 33
    He spent the autumn of 2005 filming The Da Vinci Code, based on Dan Brown's best-selling novel and starring Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou.
    More Details Hide Details In the film, he played an Opus Dei monk named Silas.
    In mid-2005, Bettany filmed Firewall in Vancouver, Canada, a thriller also starring Harrison Ford and Virginia Madsen, which reunited him with Wimbledon director Richard Loncraine.
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  • 2004
    Age 32
    On 28 June 2004, Bettany and 13 other actors were included in the 2004 invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    More Details Hide Details Dogville and The Reckoning were released in limited cinemas in 2004. In September of that year, Bettany made his leading-man debut in Wimbledon, a romantic comedy with Kirsten Dunst. The film's cast would also introduce him to Jon Favreau, playing his manager, a relationship that would return when Favreau cast him as the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S. in Iron Man.
  • 2003
    Age 31
    On 1 January 2003, Bettany married American actress Jennifer Connelly in Scotland; they met when they starred together in A Beautiful Mind.
    More Details Hide Details However, they never got together until much later after the film as both were still in previous relationships. She was his childhood crush since he first saw her as a teenager in the film Labyrinth. Following the September 11 attacks, which caused him to realize his feelings for Jennifer, he contacted her after two days worth of attempts and asked her to marry him. Soon after, he moved to Brooklyn, New York with Connelly and her son. The couple also have two children together, a son and a daughter.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1990
    Age 18
    In 1990 at the age of 19, Bettany began a three-year course at the Drama Centre London in Chalk Farm.
    More Details Hide Details He made his stage debut in Stephen Daldry's acclaimed West End revival of An Inspector Calls at the Aldwych Theatre, playing the part of Eric Birling. He also appeared in the Royal Shakespeare Company's productions of Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, and Julius Caesar (for which he received a Charleson Award nomination). When Bettany was 21 he appeared in a BBC production of Oliver Twist, playing Bill Sikes. After appearing in the finale of Sean Bean's series Sharpe as HRH The Prince of Orange at the Battle of Waterloo, he made his film debut with a small part in Bent, a Holocaust drama which also featured Clive Owen, Jude Law, and Ian McKellen. He continued doing work in stage and television: these included Joe Penhall's Love and Understanding, which played at London's Bush Theatre and then ran in Connecticut. He had roles in the television productions Killer Net and Coming Home, during which he met and dated Emily Mortimer. His last stage work was in One More Wasted Year and Stranger's House at the Royal Court Theatre. He filmed several more movies, including his first leading role in Gangster No. 1. The British Independent Film Awards nominated him for Best Actor, and the London Film Critics' Circle nominated him for British Newcomer of the Year.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    Born
    Born on May 27, 1971.
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