Who doesn’t know the famous Sherlock Holmes? Anyone who hasn’t seen Doctor Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Here is your chance to meet this amazing movie star Benedict Cumberbatch!
Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness
Benedict Cumberbatch is given the chance to become the most notorious villain in 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness. Khan in this case is a genetically modified human and terrorist who embodies John Harrison in the Star Trek universe.
The terrorist ends up being Captain Kirk’s captive. The way Cumberbatch manipulates the whole crew on board by combining intelligence and boiling evilness is such a soaring performance that you can’t help but admire.
William Ford in 12 Years A Slave
Though Benedict Cumberbatch didn’t play a major role in this tragic yet grand film, his on-stage performance was still outstanding. He played as a compassionate to strict slave owner William Ford.
At times, Ford would try to be ‘human’ to the slaves but at the same time maintain a master’s status. Balancing the two in such a way that he doesn’t regret or feel remorseful for his actions is something that brings a smile on his face.
Smaug and Necromancer in The Hobbit
This might come as a shock to you that Cumberbatch was in The Hobbit. He brilliantly voices both Smaug and The Necromancer (Sauron), such an impressive job concerning the fact that these are two different performances under the same subject.
Alan Turing in The Imitation Game
Cumberbatch becomes Alan Turing-World WarⅡin this thrilling true story. Turing is not only a genius code breaker but also a computer inventor. Aside from this, he was also gay and he often found himself in conflict with the English government.
In the 1950’s being gay was illegal and you could land yourself in prison before being castrated. How Alan Turing endured all this is something you should really see for yourself.
Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate
Looking for someone who can play real people? Benedict Cumberbatch is here! The way he enigmatically plays as Julian Assange- journalist-turned-cyber-outlaw is so impressive that I found myself applauding him.
Fifth Estate was released in 2013, a very busy year for Benedict because The Hobbit, Star Trek Into Darkness and 12 Years A Slave were also being released the same year.
Dominic Cummings in Brexit: The Uncivil War
Cumberbatch confirms once again that he can play a real person. He fantastically embodies Dominic Cummings-a political strategist who heads the campaign of “”Vote Leave””.
His chameleon-like ability helps Cumberbatch to become a totally different person and Cummings certainly attests to that.
William “”Billy”” Bulger in Black Mass
From being intellectual to being a villain, Cumberbatch has really had a good time. This time round, he stars as Billy Bulger-the famous Massachusetts State Senate long-time President.
He makes it look so easy to speak in the Boston accent as a politician proving that he can also display excellent ability in tricky characters.