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The big talk this morning in Toronto– the sensational performance by British actor Eddie Redmayne as genius physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.  A biopic similar to A Beautiful Mind, James Marsh’s emotional but uneven film relies on Redmayne to pull off this miracle of a performance. Hawking, now 72, has lived in a wheelchair with a severe form of ALS since his early 20s.  Redmayne conveys completely Hawking’s genius and his suffering very much as Daniel Day Lewis did something vaguely similar  in its physicality with My Left Foot.   Redmayne has already proven himself as a star in the making from “Les Miserables” and on Broadway with “Red.” This cinches it.  Bravo!

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