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Stephen Hawking Touts ‘Theory of Everything’ and ‘Interstellar’

World-famous physicist Stephen Hawking took to Facebook this week to share his views about a new film based on his life.

Hawking, who joined the social networking site last month, praised "The Theory of Everything," a biopic about his life with his first wife, Jane, and his struggle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease). The film was released in the United States on Nov. 7.

Hawking praised the performance of actor Eddie Redmayne, who plays Hawking in the film. "At times, I thought he was me," the scientist wrote. [Creative Genius: The World's Greatest Minds]

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Actor Eddie Redmayne, left, poses with physicist Stephen Hawking, whom Redmayne portrays in the new movie "The Theory of Everything." Liam Daniel / Focus Features