Ah, good old Benedict Cumberbatch. From Sherlock to The Hobbit to The Imitation Game and beyond, the British actor with a mouthful for a name has been charming us for years. And we’re about to get Benedict the superhero, in the form of the new Marvel film Doctor Strange (in theatres Oct. 26). But will Strange be as charming as Benedict himself? As these 12 delightful examples show, Doctor Strange will have some serious competition from his real-life counterpart.
That time he didn’t know how to pronounce “penguin” (“Pengwing”?)
That time Jimmy Kimmel forced Benedict to read mean tweets about himself
That time he was completely distracted in an interview by the arrival of Adele
That time he knew the one thing that would help him sit through the Oscars
And that time he totally photobombed Bono at the Oscars
That time he tried out some different names for himself
That time he was officially taken off the market.
That time he just couldn’t resist a giant teddy bear
That time he revealed that he’s read a lot of Sherlock/John Watson slashfic
That time he got a serious case of the giggles on “The Tonight Show”
That time he even had to explain to a muppet that he’s not really Sherlock Holmes
But, of course, we still love each and every time Benedict Cumberbatch does play Sherlock
Keep bringing the charm in Doctor Strange, Benedict.
Doctor Strange arrives in theatres on October 26.