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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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Stephen Hawking Says Artificial Intelligence Could Be the 'Worst Thing to Happen to Humanity'

Stephen Hawking Says Artificial Intelligence Could Be the 'Worst Thing to Happen to Humanity'

Originally posted 05/05/2014 10:55AM

Maybe he just watched The Matrix.

Stephen Hawking, one of the world's most famous scientists, is more than a little worried about the potential danger that advanced artificial intelligence poses to humanity.

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Ashton Kutcher Bound for Outer Space | Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher Bound for Outer Space

Originally posted 03/20/2012 09:15AM

Here's one way of getting away from it all: sub-orbit the solar system. And Ashton Kutcher is all ready to don his astronaut suit.

"Great news today from our Astronaut Relations team at Virgin Galactic: our 500th future astronaut customer has just signed up! Even better news is that number 500 is Ashton Kutcher," Virgin Galactic's founder, Richard Branson, trumpeted on his blog Monday.

Added the entrepreneur, "I gave Ashton a quick call to congratulate and welcome him. He is as thrilled as we are at the prospect of being among the first to cross the final frontier (and back!) with us and to experience the magic of space for himself."

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