British actor Paul Bettany turned desperate dad in New York recently when he had to shield his toddler son from a skidding car. The A BEAUTIFUL MIND star turned his back on the out-of-control vehicle as it hurtled towards him and two-year-old STELLAN, and attempted to protect the boy from the impact. He recalls, "The back of the bumper nearly touched my legs and I was so incensed. "I was trying to break the glass (of the car windscreen) to drag him (motorist) out and beat him for putting my child in danger."