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Eddie Redmayne and 15 Other Actors Who Won Oscars For Playing Real People

The iconic physicist Stephen Hawking passed away at the age of 76, and like many important historical figures, he’s been portrayed in film. 

However, not every depiction of real-life figures yield accolades, but in the case of these 16 actors, they did.  In honor of Hawking’s life, here are 16 actors who won Oscars for playing real people.

 


Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (Best Actor, 2015)

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The Official Trailer for The Theory of Everything In Cinemas New Year's Day, 2015 http://www.thetheoryofeverythingmovie.co.uk Subscribe to our channel - http://po.st/UniversalPicturesUK The Theory of Everything is the story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, and Jane Wilde the arts student he fell in love with whilst studying at Cambridge in the 1960s.

 

Julia Roberts as Erin Brockovich in Erin Brockovich (Best Actress, 2001)

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Ben Kingsley as Mahatma Gandhi in Gandhi (Best Actor, 1983)

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This acclaimed biographical drama presents major events in the life of Mohandas Gandhi (Ben Kingsley), the beloved Indian leader who stood against British rule over his country. Dedicated to the concept of nonviolent resistance, Gandhi is initially dismissed by English officials, including the influential Lord Irwin (John Gielgud), but eventually he and his cause become internationally renowned, and his gatherings of passive protest move India towards independence.

 


Nicole Kidman as Virginia Woolf in The Hours (Best Actress, 2003)

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Leonard DiCaprio as Hugh Glass in The Revenant (Best Actor, 2016)

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Charlize Theron as Aileen Wuornos in Monster (Best Actress, 2004)

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Monster movie clips: http://j.mp/1J9aId7 BUY THE MOVIE: http://amzn.to/tyJJo0 Don't miss the HOTTEST NEW TRAILERS: http://bit.ly/1u2y6pr CLIP DESCRIPTION: Based on the story of Aileen Wuornos (Charlize Theron), the Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer. FILM DESCRIPTION: Model-turned-actress Charlize Theron leaves her glamorous image behind for this gritty drama, in which she plays a disturbed prostitute who becomes a serial killer.

 


Philip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote in Capote (Best Actor, 2006)

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Sandra Bullock as Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side (Best Actress, 2010)

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Sean Penn as Harvey Milk in Milk (Best Actor, 2009)

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Cate Blanchett as Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator (Best Supporting Actress, 2005)

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Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in Ray (Best Actor, 2005)

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Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen (Best Actress, 2007)

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Adrien Brody as Wladyslaw Szpilman in The Pianist (Best Actor, 2003)

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Reese Witherspoon as June Carter Cash in Walk the Line (Best Actress, 2006)

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Singer. Rebel. Outlaw. Hero. With his driving freight-train chords, steel-eyed intensity and a voice as dark as the night, the legendary "Man in Black" revolutionized music - and forged his legacy as a genuine American icon.

 


Forest Whitaker as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland (Best Actor, 2007)

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As Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, Forest Whitaker gives "one of the greatest performances of modern movie history" (Wall Street Journal), one that the Associated Press calls "nothing short of Oscar® worthy."

 


Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady (Best Actress, 2012)

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Blogger Erica Banas has a weird affinity for award shows and acceptance speeches.  If she is ever in need of a good cry, she watches Tom Hanks' Oscar acceptance speech for Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in 'Philadelphia.'