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# Live Poll: Favorite Mathematician Movie Character

Mathematics is not the easiest subject to learn. Only a few have the patience and dedication to excel in maths. Here are some of the most famous movie characters portraying fictional or real mathematicians.

From which of these characters would like to learn Mathematics?

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## jeorj_euler

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What a spectacular poll suggestion.

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## dan_dassow

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Brijesh,

For your consideration:

Jonah Hill as Peter Brand in Moneyball (2011)

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

Peter Brand is a Sabermathematician.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1210166/mediaviewer/rm2499031040/?ft0=name&fv0=nm1706767&ft1=image_type&fv1=still_frame

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## Jessica

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Please correct:

From which of these characters would

youlike to learn Mathematics?1

## rubyfruit76

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Great poll! For straight mathematics, I'd choose Mary Jackson, but since I love analytical statistics, maybe Peter Brand.

For option nine, you have Sofya Kovalevskaya, who I know was a real Russian mathematician but the movie has the name Sonja Kovalevskij.

I'm guessing the movie's Sonja is a fictional character based on the real person?

If so, perhaps instead of listing just the real mathematician's name, you could list "Sonja Kovalevskij, fictionalized character based on the real mathematician, Sofya Kovalevskaya."

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## rubyfruit76

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Oh, may I suggest one tiny edit to the really good intro?

Only a few have the patience and dedication to excel in

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## dan_dassow

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Congratulations, Brijesh!

Favorite Mathematician Movie Character

Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/wQg1mJoXDIo/

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## RaviNathan

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Voted for Nash.

Need to get down to watching the Turing movie...

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