They sometimes say 'Genius Is A Curse'. On first appearance one might think Stephen Hawking had this curse. In his younger years although highly intelligent, Hawking was not the high profile, highly socially skilled and overly confident person. But when it came to science he had that undeniable trait that does rub off on people and that is ambition. His quest was, to understand all that science has to offer.
'The Theory Of Everything' directed by James Marsh of 'Man On A Wire' fame is based on the true story of the marriage between Stephen and Jane Hawking. The film begins when they meet at the University of Cambridge and as it progresses, chronicles the ups and downs of everyday life of living with Motor Neuron Disease, three young children and the added pressure of world wide fame.Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables 2012) plays Stephen Hawking unbelievably. So convincingly, you wonder how is body coped with the demands he placed on it to appear as if he had Motor Neuron disease. Hawking is originally told he only has two years to live and he will soon lose the ability to control most of his muscle functions. Well, the first part proved wrong as history will tell us but the second is correct.