Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany

Highest Rated: 92% Journey's End (2017)

Lowest Rated: 12% Mortdecai (2015)

Birthday: May 27, 1971

Birthplace: Harlesden, London, England, UK

With his fair-haired charm and refined voice, British actor Paul Bettany established himself as a gifted actor well before catapulting to blockbuster fame as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Born in London to a family rooted in the theater, he began performing as a teenager before attending the Drama Centre. He soon began earning roles on stage, including appearing in Royal Shakespeare Company productions of "Richard III" and "Romeo and Juliet." He made his screen debut with an appearance on the crime drama "Wycliffe" (ITV, 1993-98). His film debut came when he joined Clive Owens and Jude Law for the drama "Bent" (1997). Mixing stage and TV roles, the actor soon earned the lead in the crime drama "Gangster No. 1" (2000). That brought him to the attention of Hollywood, and he was cast as Chaucer alongside Heath Ledger's jousting champion in "A Knight's Tale" (2001). He then appeared with Russell Crowe in Ron Howard's Oscar-winning drama "A Beautiful Mind" (2001), where he met his future wife, actress Jennifer Connelly. After appearing in Lars von Trier's "Dogville" (2003), he once again paired with Crowe for the high seas drama "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (2003). Returning to a leading man role, he appeared opposite Kirsten Dunst in the tennis romance "Wimbledon." One of the other actor's in that film, fledging director Jon Favreau, started Bettany down a long path to superhero status when he used him as the voice of Tony Stark's computer J.A.R.V.I.S. in "Iron Man" (2005). The actor continued working steadily in Hollywood, including playing the murderous monk, Silas, in the Tom Hanks' action thriller "The Da Vinci Code" (2006). He also had the opportunity to work again with Connelly in "Inkheart" (2008) and when he played Charles Darwin in "Creation" (2009). In the MCU, he continued to voice J.A.R.V.I.S. in the films "Iron Man 2" (2010), "The Avengers" (2012), and "Iron Man 3" (2013). Bettany finally got to join the onscreen action when his computer alter ego transitioned into the android superhero The Vision in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (2015). From then on, he became a prime component of the Marvel films, appearing as the character in "Captain America: Civil War" (2016) and "Avengers: Infinity War" (2018). Outside of his Marvel commitments, the actor formed a loose partnership with Johnny Depp, joining him for three films, "The Tourist" (2010), "Transcendence" (2014), and "Mortdecai" (2016). He also starred as the archangel Michael in "Legion" (2010) and as a vampire hunting clergyman in "Priest" (2011). In addition, he made his directorial debut with "Shelter" (2014), featuring Connelly and his future "Avengers" costar Anthony Mackie. On television, he appeared as notorious criminal Ted Kaczynski in "Manhunt: Unabomber" (Discovery Channel, 2017-). Already a part of cinematic lore, he then joined the expansive "Star Wars" universe when he played Dryden Voss in "Solo: A Star Wars Story" (2018).


Highest Rated Movies



77% 85% Uncle Frank Frank Bledsoe (Character) - 2020
85% 91% Avengers: Infinity War Vision (Character) $678.8M 2018
69% 64% Solo: A Star Wars Story Dryden Vos (Character) $213.8M 2018
92% 72% Journey's End Osborne (Character) $132.4K 2017
90% 89% Captain America: Civil War Vision (Character) $408.1M 2016
75% 83% Avengers: Age of Ultron Jarvis/The Vision (Character) $459M 2015
61% 59% Legend Charlie Richardson (Character) $1.9M 2015
12% 30% Mortdecai Jock Strapp (Character) $7.7M 2015
19% 37% Transcendence Max Waters (Character) $23M 2014
46% 49% Shelter Director,
- 2014
79% 78% Iron Man 3 Jarvis (Character) $409M 2013
55% 33% Blood Joe Fairburn (Character) - 2012
87% 74% Margin Call Will Emerson (Character) $5.4M 2011
15% 46% Priest Priest (Character) $29.1M 2011
20% 42% The Tourist Inspector John Acheson (Character) $67.6M 2010
33% 41% A Man's Story Unknown (Character) - 2010
19% 31% Legion Michael (Character) $40.2M 2010
39% 45% Inkheart Dustfinger (Character) $17.3M 2009
76% 74% The Young Victoria Lord Melbourne (Character) $11M 2009
46% 49% Creation Charles Darwin (Character) $340.6K 2009
56% No Score Yet Broken Lines Chester (Character) - 2008
59% 78% The Secret Life of Bees T. Ray Owens (Character) $37.8M 2008
18% 37% Firewall Bill Cox (Character) $48.7M 2006
26% 57% The Da Vinci Code Silas (Character) $217.5M 2006
61% 57% Wimbledon Peter Colt (Character) $16.8M 2004
No Score Yet 23% Stories of Lost Souls Unknown (Character) - 2004
39% 56% The Reckoning Nicholas (Character) $256.6K 2004
85% 80% Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Dr. Stephen Maturin (Character) $93.9M 2003
70% 89% Dogville Tom Edison (Character) $1.5M 2003
48% 60% The Heart of Me Rickie Masters (Character) $196.1K 2002
59% 79% A Knight's Tale Chaucer (Character) $56.1M 2001
No Score Yet 63% Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang) Jimmy (Character) - 2001
74% 93% A Beautiful Mind Charles (Character) $170.7M 2001
No Score Yet 50% Dead Babies Unknown (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 67% The Suicide Club Shaw (Character) - 2000
71% 77% Gangster No. 1 Young Gangster (Character) $30.9K 2000
No Score Yet 60% After the Rain Steph (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Every Woman Knows a Secret Rob (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 64% Killer Net Joe Hunter (Character) - 1998
61% 52% The Land Girls Philip (Character) $213.9K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sharpe's Waterloo Prince William of Orange (Character) - 1997
73% 77% Bent Captain (Character) $418.2K 1997


No Score Yet No Score Yet Assembled Self 2021
92% 80% WandaVision Vision (Character) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2021 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2021 2015 2011
No Score Yet 35% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2021 2017
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2021 2018
No Score Yet 34% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2021 2018 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2021 2018 2016 2014 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2020
No Score Yet 49% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2020 2018 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet q Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2018
93% 82% Manhunt: Unabomber Ted Kaczynski (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2014-2015
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet David Copperfield Unknown (Character) 2000


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