EDDIE REDMAYNE WINS FIRST OSCAR FOR ‘THEORY OF EVERYTHING’
On Sunday Eddie Redmayne won his first Oscar for his breakthrough role in the movie “Theory of Everything.” In the movie the 3 year old British actor portrays a psychiatrist by the name of Stephen Hawking.
Eddie Redmayne took home the award for best actor for her impeccable work that saw him play Stephen Hawking as well as the disabling compilations of a motor neuron disease ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease over a course of 30 years.
In addition to the award he won at Oscars which took the actor by surprise, Eddie Redmayne, earlier this year, has scoped The Screen Actors Guild Awards, The British BAFTA Awards and The Golden Awardsfor his performance in “Theory of Everything” which made the actor a star over night.
"I am fully aware that I am a lucky, lucky man," the British Actor said as he held the golden statuette on stage. "This belongs to all of those people around the world battling ALS."
Playing Hawking was not easy, for the role in “Theory of Everything” Eddie Redmayne spent 7 months preparing, this involved mastering Hawking’s physical decline as well as his mischievous glint, lady’s man charm and dry wit.
In addition to this Eddie Redmayne met with the 72 year old Stephen Hawking to get his blessings even though the film is based on the memoir of Hawking’s first wife Jane who married young Steven Hawking when he was given two years to live.
Before his big break-through role as Stephen Hawking in “Theory of Leaving”, Eddie Redmayne was an up and coming actor who featured in movies such as the musical “Les Miserables” and “My week with Marilyn.”