Ethan Hawke is playing Nikola Tesla in the upcoming movie, simply called Tesla. But who was the famous, eccentric inventor? What was his story, and what was the deal between him and Thomas Edison?
The movie Tesla will be premiering in six weeks, and apart from Hawke, the notable role of Edison is played by Kyle MacLachlan, aka Agent Cooper of Twin Peaks.
Michael Almereyda directed the movie, and the focus is Nikola Tesla’s natural curiosity. According to critics, Hawke did a beautiful job portraying famed introvert, and it’s more amusing than similar drama The Current War.
Bad habits and love for pigeons
There’s no way to say who Tesla was. However, his wise words go beyond science, and they might inspire you to do something you never really thought possible.
After all, what Tesla did was nothing short of impossible. Apart from being a scientist, the son of a Serbian priest was a futurist and a prime example of an open mind.
Tesla’s primary goal was to give people electricity, so much that he would work for days and sip tens of cups of coffee.
Sleeping was clearly overrated in his busy mind because he was a man on a mission. He didn’t care about money, nor did he want to get married and have kids.
For Nikola Tesla, work was life, and his best friends were pigeons. His beliefs were controversial, yet many people today use them to point out the power of positive thinking.
And while clearly, he was an inventor, he did trust his instincts and never dismissed claims about alien life or the power of the human mind.
Nikola Tesla’s words to live by
The invention is the most important product of man’s creative brain. The ultimate purpose is the complete mastery of mind over the material world, the harnessing of human nature to human needs.
The futurist and engineer tells you that you have to use your brain, and go beyond where the money takes you.
Nikola Tesla died broke, but you don’t have to. However, your primary goal should be to do good and satisfy your hunger for knowledge.
If your hate could be turned into electricity, it would light up the whole world.
No, the scientist isn’t calling you to hate anyone. It’s a simple statement that hate is a powerful emotion, so you must be cautious with it.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.