Happy 34th birthday today to the totally dreamy, Eddie Redmayne! After a whirlwind year, our favorite freckled actor has cemented his place among Hollywood's finest. This year alone, Redmayne won an Oscar for his performance in The Theory of Everything and starred in some of 2015's biggest films, before announcing that he and his wife, Hannah Bagshawe, are expecting. In short, the actor has plenty to celebrate on his big day. Congrats, Eddie!
Perhaps what Redmayne's fans love most about him—aside from his adorably sweet smile—is his intense dedication to completely embodying any role he takes on. Just this year, the English actor proved he can play just about any part when he dressed as a woman for his role as Lili Elbe (aka Einar Wegener) a Danish transgender woman in the 2015 film, The Danish Girl.
While Redmayne's transformation in The Danish Girl was certainly his most dramatic, it was not his first. In years prior, the actor has done it all, dressing as characters from different eras with various hair styles and fashion choices. See for yourself below, in honor of the actor's birthday.
1. Savage Grace (2007)
In Savage Grace, Redmayne stars opposite Julianne Moore to deliver one of his very first on-screen performances. Looking very young in the picture above, the English actor wore his hair in a longer, wispy 'do for his role as Antony Baekeland.
2. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
This film was a sequel to the 1998 film, Elizabeth. Here, Redmayne changed up his look to play Anthony Babington, a man convicted of plotting the assassination of Elizabeth I of England.
3. The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Now, that's a new look for the actor. Clad in 16th-century clothing, Redmayne looks to have been born again in a different time to fill the role of Sir William Stafford.
4. Black Death (2010)
Playing the part of a young monk named Osmund, Redmayne wore traditional medieval monks' clothing for the film.
5. Les Misérables (2012)
In Les Misérables, Redmayne took on a very dapper look to play the part of Marius Pontmercy, a student revolutionary who falls in love with Cosette, played by Amanda Seyfried.
6. The Theory of Everything (2014)
Redmayne was so convincing in his portrayal of Stephen Hawking, the famous theoretical physicist diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, also known as ALS, that he took home the Academy Award for Best Actor.
8. The Danish Girl (2015)
In this role, Redmayne plays a transgender Danish woman from the 1920s. Not only does Redmayne transition into a woman for the part, but he also dresses in '20s fashions for a total transformation. Bravo, Eddie!
9. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
To say we are excited for this movie would be an understatement. Here, Redmayne plays Newt Scamander, the fictional author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, born in 1897.