Eddie Redmayne wins first Oscar for 'Theory of Everything'

February 23, 2015 5:18 AM

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Eddie Redmayne won his first Oscar on Sunday for his break-out role as physicist Stephen Hawking in the biographical movie "The Theory of Everything."

The British actor, 33, took home the Academy Award for best actor for playing Hawking and the disabling complications of a motor neuron disease, known as Lou Gehrig's disease or ALS, over the course of 30 years.

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