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Entertainment Eddie Redmayne, Who Played Stephen Hawking in 'Theory of Everything,' Pays Tribute to 'Astonishing' Scientist

17:51  14 march  2018
17:51  14 march  2018 Source:   etonline.com

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Eddie Redmayne owes a lot to Stephen Hawking . In 2015, the 36-year-old actor earned his first Oscar for his portrayal of the scientist and professor in the biopic The Theory of Everything .

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones are paying their respects to Stephen Hawking . Eddie Redmayne , Who Played Stephen Hawking in ' Theory of Everything ,' Pays Tribute to ' Astonishing ' Scientist .

Eddie Redmayne owes a lot to Stephen Hawking.

In 2015, the 36-year-old actor earned his first Oscar for his portrayal of the scientist and professor in the biopic The Theory of Everything. Following news of Hawking's death on Tuesday evening, Redmayne released a heartfelt statement, expressing his adoration for the 76-year-old theoretical physicist and bestselling author, while also offering up his condolences.

"We have lost a truly beautiful mind, an astonishing scientist and the funniest man I have ever had the pleasure to meet," he said in a statement to USA Today and other news outlets. "My love and thoughts are with his extraordinary family."

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Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything ". Redmayne won an Oscar for his portrayal of Hawking in the 2014 film "The Theory of Everything ." He called him an " astonishing scientist " and "the funniest man" he ever met.

Actor Eddie Redmayne , who played the late Professor Stephen Hawking in the 2014 biopic, “The Theory of Everything ,” paid a beautiful tribute to the scientist . “We have lost a truly beautiful mind, an astonishing scientist and the funniest man I have ever had the pleasure to meet,” he wrote.

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In November 2014, when The Theory of Everything was just hitting theaters, ET had Redmayne and Felicity Jones -- who was also nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal Hawking's wife, Jane, in the film -- interview one another. It was here that Redmayne recalled how his nerves got the best of him upon first meeting the renowned scientist, who battled Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) since the age of 21 and on up to his death.

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"I spent half an hour telling him about himself," he quipped. "It takes him a while to speak, so there were lots of pauses and silences. It got so bad that I was filling the air reminding him that he was born on the 8th of January, which is Galileo's birthday. And I said I was actually born on the 6th of January, so we're both Capricorns. When the world 'Capricorn' came out of my mouth, I don’t think I’ve ever felt so horrific in my life."

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' Theory of Everything ' Stars and Director Pay Tribute to Stephen Hawking . "We have lost a truly beautiful mind, an astonishing scientist and the funniest man I have ever had the pleasure to meet," Eddie Redmayne , who won the best actor Oscar for his portrayal of Hawking in the film, said in a

Eddie Redmayne , who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in the biopic The Theory of Everything , paid tribute to the brilliant physicist and bestselling author who passed away on Monday. “We have lost a truly beautiful mind, an astonishing scientist and the funniest man I have

Redmayne remembers Hawking having the best response to this tidbit of information. "He spent 10 minutes typing something out, and said, 'I'm an astronomer not an astrologer.'"

Felicity Jones et al. posing for the camera: Felicity Jones Eddie Redmayne Stephen Hawking Jane Hawking© Getty Images Felicity Jones Eddie Redmayne Stephen Hawking Jane Hawking

Hawking was equally impressed with the actor's talent, and had some kind words for Redmayne after he won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

"Congratulations to Eddie Redmayne for winning an ‪#‎Oscar‬ for playing me in The Theory of Everything movie," he wrote on his Facebook page. "Well done Eddie, I'm very proud of you."

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During his Oscars acceptance speech, Redmayne further praised Hawking and his family. "This belongs to all of those people around the world battling ALS. It belongs to one exceptional family: Stephen, Jane, Jonathan and the Hawking children," he declared. "I will be its custodian and I will promise you I will look after him. I will polish him. I will answer his beck and call. I will wait on him hand and foot."

Here's more on Hawking's life and legacy, and his reaction to seeing his life portrayed on the big screen.

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