Paul Bettany

Biography: Paul Bettany

Grew up near London (UK), and decided to become an actor at the age of 19. Up until then, he didn't doo too good in school. He actually never finished a book until he was 19.

At 16, his younger brother, the 8 year old Matthew, died. It goes without saying that this was a tragic event in the Bettany family's life. Paul left home shortly after his brothers death, trying to get by in London on his own. He did different jobs to sustain himself, one of them was at a home for the elderly. He often sat with people as they died, and it was his job to wash the bodies.

After the decission was made to be an actor, Paul attended the London Drama Centre in Chalk Farm. His first acting gig on a stage was in the West End revival of An Inspector Calls at the Aldwych Theatre.

Paul Bettany's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 56
Highest Metascore: 81 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Lowest Metascore: 27 Mortdecai
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29
29 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
55 Legend Nov 20, 2015 Charlie Richardson 8.5
43 Shelter Nov 13, 2015 Director / Producer / Screenplay 7.7
42 Transcendence Apr 17, 2014 Cast / Max / Max Waters 6.0
44 Blood Aug 9, 2013 Joe Fairburn 5.5
49 A Man's Story Nov 2, 2012 Himself 7.0
41 Priest May 13, 2011 Priest 5.1
57 Iron Man 2 May 7, 2010 Jarvis 6.4
51 Creation Jan 22, 2010 Charles Darwin 7.0
57 The Secret Life of Bees Oct 17, 2008 T. Ray Owens 7.8
46 The Da Vinci Code May 19, 2006 Silas 5.9
59 Wimbledon Sep 17, 2004 Peter Colt 8.5
60 Dogville Mar 26, 2004 Tom Edison 8.1
49 The Reckoning Mar 5, 2004 Nicholas 4.8
53 The Heart of Me Jun 13, 2003 Rickie 6.0
60 Gangster No. 1 Jun 14, 2002 Young Gangster 8.5
56 A Knight's Tale May 11, 2001 Geoffrey Chaucer 6.8