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Stephen Hawking congratulates Eddie Redmayne on Oscar win

Stephen Hawking has congratulated Eddie Redmayne on his Oscar win for his portrayal as the ALS afflicted physicits in The Theory of Everything.

Stephen Hawking has congratulated Eddie Redmayne on his Oscar win via a Facebook post.
'The Big Bang' theorist Hawking – who only joined the social network a few months ago – wrote a brief but tender tribute to the British actor who last night walked away with an Academy Award nod for his captivating portrayal of the physicist in The Theory of Everything.
The post read: "Congratulations to Eddie Redmayne for winning an #Oscar for playing me in The Theory of Everything Movie. Well done Eddie, I'm very proud of you. –SH"
In his humble acceptance speech the 33-year-old said, "I'm fully aware that I am a lucky, lucky man. This Oscar belongs to all of those people around the world battling ALS."
Eddie also dedicate his win to the Hawking family.
"It belongs to one exceptional family: Stephen, Jane and the Hawking children. I will be his [the Oscar's] custodian. I will be at his beck and call. I wait on him hand and foot."
If you've seen film you know that Redmayne's portrayal of Hawking was Academy Award worthy!
Eddie now joins a long list of actors who have tackled real life characters in their biopic bid for Oscar glory. While some actors have done their real life counterparts justice – think Sean Penn as Harvey Milk or Will Smith as Mohammed Ali – others attempts have garnered critical attention for questionable casting. Here are some famously familiar performances.

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