The Passion of Ayn Rand is a 1999 biographical drama directed by Christopher Menaul. It chronicles the later years of the philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand, portrayed by Helen Mirren. The film covers Rand's tumultuous relationship with her younger protege and eventual lover, Nathaniel Branden (Eric Stoltz), and this affair's impact on their respective spouses. The narrative offers insight into Rand's philosophy of Objectivism, her influence in the intellectual community, and the personal sacrifices made in the name of her ideals. The movie is based on the book by Barbara Branden, Nathaniel's wife. The film also stars Julie Delpy as Branden's wife, Barbara, and Peter Fonda as Rand's husband Frank O'Connor. The actors were praised for their performances.
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