18 The Reckoning
In the movie 'The Reckoning', Paul Bettany played the role of an English priest Nicholas who flees his village when caught red handed with a married woman.
17 The Da Vinci Code
Paul Bettany plays the role of Silas, a religious fanatic and albino monk who is on a mission to locate the Holy Grail. He is a member of the secret organisation Opus Dei and believes that the key to the grail is hidden in the works of Leonardo Da Vinci. He is willing to go to any lengths to find it, including murder and violence.
'Creation' is a 2009 biographical drama film about the life of Charles Darwin and his struggle to publish his seminal work On the Origin of Species. The film stars Paul Bettany as Darwin.
15 Gangster No. 1
In the movie 'Gangster No. 1', Paul Bettany takes on the central role of a character known as "Gangster" or "Young Gangster." The film follows his journey from a young, ambitious thug to a ruthless and influential gangster in London's criminal underworld during the 1960s and 1970s.
In the movie 'Legend', Paul Bettany played the role of Charlie Richardson, leader of a notorious south London gang.
13 Solo: A Star Wars Story
Bettany portrays Dryden Vos, a high-ranking crime lord in the underworld criminal syndicate Crimson Dawn. He is a ruthless leader who shows no mercy to those who challenge him, yet he has a hidden agenda that could threaten the fate of the entire galaxy.
12 A Knight's Tale
Paul Bettany played the role of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 2001 medieval drama 'A Knight's Tale'. He is best remembered for his memorable lines and his performance as the witty storyteller.
11 Margin Call
Paul Bettany stars as Will Emerson in the 2011 financial drama 'Margin Call'. Emerson is a senior trader at a major Wall Street investment bank and is responsible for making the call to liquidate all of the firm's holdings during a financial crisis.
Paul Bettany played the role of a Captain in the Nazi Army in the movie 'Bent'. The film follows two gay men who are sent to a Nazi concentration camp during the Holocaust.
9 The Young Victoria
In the movie 'The Young Victoria', Paul Bettany portrays Lord Melbourne, a political mentor and close confidant to Queen Victoria (played by Emily Blunt). Set during the early years of Queen Victoria's reign, the film explores their unique relationship, as Melbourne guides the young monarch through the complexities of British politics and affairs of the state.
8 The Secret Life of Bees
In the movie 'The Secret Life of Bees', Paul Bettany plays the role of T. Ray Owens, the abusive and distant father of Lily Owens (played by Dakota Fanning).
7 Uncle Frank
Paul Bettany stars as the titular character, Frank Bledsoe, in the film, 'Uncle Frank'. He portrays a college professor living in New York who returns to his rural South Carolina hometown for his father's funeral. Upon his return, Frank is forced to confront the family he has been running from for decades. Bettany's performance as the tortured and struggling Frank is both powerful and heartbreaking.
6 Avengers: Age of Ultron
Paul Bettany portrays Vision in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. Vision is an artificial intelligence created by Ultron, but eventually joins the Avengers to fight against Ultron.
5 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
In the movie 'Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World', Paul Bettany portrays the character of Dr. Stephen Maturin, a naturalist and ship's surgeon. Set during the Napoleonic Wars, the film follows Captain Jack Aubrey (played by Russell Crowe) and his crew on the HMS Surprise as they engage in a thrilling pursuit of a French warship.
4 Captain America: Civil War
Paul Bettany plays the role of Vision in 'Captain America: Civil War'. He is an artificial intelligence created by Tony Stark to help the Avengers in their fight against Captain America and his allies. His powers include flight, superhuman strength, and the ability to shoot beams of energy from his forehead.
In the movie, Paul Bettany plays Tom Edison, a drifter who arrives in the small town of Dogville, Colorado. He is initially welcomed by the residents, but quickly discovers that the townspeople are far from friendly and generous. Tom is asked to perform various tasks for the townspeople, but when he is unable to complete them, the townspeople become increasingly cruel and intolerant. Bettany's performance as Tom captures the complexity of the character's inner struggle as he tries to maintain his dignity in the face of abuse.
2 A Beautiful Mind
In the movie 'A Beautiful Mind', Paul Bettany plays the role of Charles Herman, a close friend and roommate of the brilliant mathematician John Nash (played by Russell Crowe). The film is a biographical drama based on the life of John Nash, who struggles with schizophrenia while making groundbreaking contributions to mathematics.
1 Avengers: Infinity War
Paul Bettany stars as Vision in the 2018 film 'Avengers: Infinity War'. Vision is a synthezoid created by Ultron and the Mind Stone, with the ability to manifest himself as a humanoid form. Bettany gives a powerful performance as Vision, the robot with a soul. He is a powerful ally of the Avengers, but his power comes with a cost. Vision and his love interest, Scarlet Witch, must fight against the evil Thanos in order to protect the universe. While Vision has the power to defeat Thanos, he must also use his powers to protect the people he loves. Bettany's portrayal of Vision is both heroic and sympathetic, making him a fan favorite among Marvel fans.