The Brain Trust: The 24 Smartest TV/Movie Characters
34. A BEAUTIFUL MIND (2001) SUBJECT: John Forbes Nash
Nash's mathematical brilliance was severely hindered by mental illness, and Russell Crowe nailed the confusion and humiliation of a veritable genius bedeviled by the voices in his own head. Though the film was criticized for whitewashing elements of Nash's life, Crowe's ability to juggle the real and imagined illuminates Nash's internal struggle. —Jeff Labrecque
42. Urkel (1989)
Family Matters' lead dweeb (Jaleel White) finally gave high-waisted pants the bad name they deserved.