John Nash ducks gay question on 60 Minutes

BY Advocate.com Editors

March 19 2002 12:00 AM ET

John Forbes Nash Jr., the subject of the Oscar-nominated film A Beautiful Mind, appeared on 60 Minutes Sunday to rebut claims being made about him in the wake of questions regarding the film's accuracy. Nash noted that anti-Semitic remarks attributed to him had been made during a bout with schizophrenia. "I did have strange ideas during certain periods of time," says Nash. "It's really my subconscious talking. It was really that. I know that now." On the subject of his same-sex experiences, mentioned in the Sylvia Nasar biography on which the film was based, Nash would only say, "I've learned that it's better that I don't talk about it."

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