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The Greatest Depictions of Real Life Geeks On Film

By Vadim Newquist Aug 21, 2013

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David Helfgott in Shine

Geoffrey Rush gave a star turning performance as one time musical prodigy David Helfgott, whose career ended by severe mental illness brought about by years of foul treatment in his youth. Fortunately, Helfgott later overcame his illness to become both a popular and critical success. The film is inspiring and could squeeze a tear out of even the most coldhearted moviegoer.

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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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