Stephen Hawking-Approved Oscar-Winning Biopic Lands on Netflix Soon

Stephen Hawking-Approved Oscar-Winning Biopic Lands on Netflix Soon
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Even Hawking himself loved the movie.

Biopic is a tough genre to handle, especially when you are creating one about a living legend. However, the director James Marsh risked it and created a film that will later win an Academy Award for Best Actor, while also receiving four other nominations.

The movie we are talking about is 2014 The Theory of Everything. It’s a biographical romantic drama which is set at the University of Cambridge and follows both personal and work lives of the legendary theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.

At the center of the movie are a lot of tough topics, like his life with his ex-wife Jane Hawking, all the problems they had to overcome, his infidelity, and of course the way he struggles because of being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The movie also e,phasixes his remarkable success in physics.

The lead role of Hawking was brilliantly played by Eddie Redmayne. His performance was so incredibly good that it won him an Oscar. Alongside him was the female lead, played by Felicity Jones, and their tandem was simply out of this world.

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The film's success was impeccable. With a budget of $15 million, the film grossed $123,7 million worldwide. Many people confessed that some scenes in the movie even made them tear up.

“What really got to me was a scene near the end of the film where Stephen gives a speech and notices a young lady dropped her pen and did not notice. We then see him imagining himself finding the strength to get out of his wheelchair and kneel down in front of her, pick it up and hand it to her. It then cuts back to him obviously forlorn and realizing it's all just a dream for him. Idk why, but this made my eyes well up with tears,” one Redditor said.

In the interview with Variety, Redmayne said that he met the professor before the screening and was very nervous whether he would like it. But after the movie ended and the lights came up, a nurse wiped a tear from Hawking’s eye. Hawking then mentioned that “there were certain points when he thought he was watching himself.”

The movie will land on Netflix on April 1, so you’ll soon have a chance to stream it on the platform.

Source: Variety