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BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 16 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:430
  1. Khalid Ali, senior lecturer in geriatrics (
  1. Brighton and Sussex Medical School

    The portrayal of mental illness has long been one of Hollywood's favourite subjects. From Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest to Russell Crowe in A Beautiful Mind (review BMJ 2002;324:491), mentally disturbed characters have earned many actors the coveted Oscar nomination or award.

    Based on a stage play by David Auburn, Proof—which reunites actress Gwyneth Paltrow with director John Madden after …

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