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Stephen Hawking the man behind the science and The Theory of Everything

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It’s not often that phrases like “theoretical physics,” “quantum gravity,” and “cosmology” ignite the passions of your everyday filmgoer. But all that changes when you add Stephen Hawking—undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest living scientists—to the mix, and sprinkle in a pair of young up-and-coming British stars who, together, have great screen chemistry. Director James Marsh, who’s best known for his critically acclaimed documentaries Man on Wire and Project Nim, brings Hawking’s difficult, yet wholly amazing, life to screen in The Theory of Everything, which opens November 7 and has already garnered positive film festival reviews. Hawking, diagnosed at 21 with a motor neuron disease similar to ALS (remember the Ice Bucket Challenge?), is one of the few contemporary scientists…

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