‘I think loss is universal and we all go through it.But it shaped my life.’ Bettany then worked in an old people’s home before landing a place at the Drama Centre in London. He reprised his role as the Vision in Captain America: Civil War (2016). in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, specifically the films Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), in which he also portrayed the Vision, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for which he garnered praise.‘We’d been speaking on the phone throughout the year when 9/11 happened.
He first came to the attention of mainstream audiences when he appeared in the British film Gangster No.
It sounds neurotic, but it’s not, because the tap can turn off.
I know great actors whom nothing has ever happened for.’ The decision to safeguard his family financially – buy them the 100-acre farm in Vermont he wanted his children to have as a weekend retreat from their home in Tribeca, New York, and ditch the 'self-aggrandising’ thoughts that might have made him opt for lower-budget independent films over big studio cash cows – didn’t come without twinges of conscience for Bettany.
He has been nominated for various awards, including BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
He has gone on to appear in a wide variety of films, including A Beautiful Mind (2001), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Dogville (2003), Wimbledon (2004), and the adaptation of the novel The Da Vinci Code (2006).