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The Greatest Depictions of Real Life Geeks On Film

By Vadim Newquist Aug 21, 2013

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Josh Waitzkin in Searching for Bobby Fischer

Strangely enough, Searching for Bobby Fischer is NOT about the world renowned chess prodigy Bobby Fischer, but Josh Waitzkin, a young chess genius of the 80s who idolized Fishcher until he learns of Fischer's significant personal flaws. The film is an earnest and tender portrait of a keen mind who refuses to allow himself to succumb to the same issues as Fischer, in spite of the fact that it would be so easy for him to become that way.

Tags: science, slideshows, geeks, films

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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