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Eddie Redmayne Will Celebrate His Oscar Win with Stephen Hawking

Originally posted 02/23/2015 09:00AM

No one was more excited about his Oscar victory than Eddie Redmayne.

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Oscars 2015

Eddie Redmayne Geeks Out Over His Best Actor Oscar Win

Originally posted 02/23/2015 12:45AM

Eddie Redmayne couldn't play it cool after picking up his first-ever Oscar.

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Felicity Jones: Stephen Hawking Flirted with Me

Oscars 2015

The Theory of Everything's Felicity Jones: Stephen Hawking Flirted with Me

Originally posted 02/22/2015 07:40PM

Who knew that Stephen Hawking is a ladies' man?

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Stars Line Up to Meet Stephen Hawking at the BAFTAs | Eddie Redmayne, Stephen Hawking

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Stars Line Up to Meet Stephen Hawking at the BAFTAs

Originally posted 02/09/2015 02:05PM

There may have been a glittering array of Hollywood stars at the BAFTAs on Sunday night, but the man everyone wanted to meet at the after-show dinner was a 73-year-old physics professor from the slightly less glamorous world of Cambridge University.

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From Time: Stephen Hawking Wants to Play a Villain in a Bond Movie

From Time: Stephen Hawking Wants to Play a Villain in a Bond Movie

Originally posted 12/02/2014 12:35PM

The renowned physicist tells Wired that his wheelchair and distinctive motorized voice make him the perfect "baddie"

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What Does Stephen Hawking Think of Eddie Redmayne's Portrayal of Him?

What Does Stephen Hawking Think of Eddie Redmayne's Portrayal of Him in Theory of Everything?

Originally posted 11/19/2014 08:40PM

At 32, he's getting major Oscar buzz for his turn as world-famous theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author Stephen Hawking in Theory of Everything, but perhaps the most important critical praise English actor Eddie Redmayne has gotten comes from the man himself.

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Eddie Redmayne Took Dance Lessons to Prepare for Stephen Hawking Role in The Theory of Everything

Originally posted 11/14/2014 08:00PM

Eddie Redmayne didn't do much dancing while playing inspirational theoretical physicist and ALS-stricken Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything – but that didn't stop him from getting help from a dancer to prepare for the role.

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See Stephen Hawking's Romantic Side in The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything Offers a Glimpse of Stephen Hawking's Romantic Side (VIDEO)

Originally posted 10/15/2014 09:00AM

For all his brilliance, Stephen Hawking has famously admitted: "I'm no better than anyone else at understanding what makes people tick, particularly women."

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10 Movies We Can't Wait to See at the Toronto Film Festival

10 Movies We Can't Wait to See at the Toronto Film Festival

Originally posted 09/04/2014 06:15PM

So long, summer. See you next year, giant robots, CGI apes and men in tights. It's been a fun fling, Guardians of the Galaxy, but I need to explore a relationship with someone a little deeper. (But text me when you get to Netflix.)

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See Stephen Hawking's Absurdly Funny Interview with John Oliver (VIDEO)

Originally posted 06/16/2014 12:20PM

Stephen Hawking, probably because of the whole "smartest man alive" thing, doesn't have much of a reputation as a comedian. Which is inaccurate: He has frequently guest-starred on The Simpsons and has a much better sense of humor than your average world-changing theoretical physicist.

The latest case in point? This clip, from John Oliver's new HBO show, Last Week Tonight, in which Hawking not only proves himself ably game to deal with Oliver's bantering, but also gets in a few jabs at his host.

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