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Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Strange Looks Are a Blessing

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We all know that Benedict Cumberbatch is one weird looking motherfucker. Ladies seem to love it! He’s got no shortage of female fans – the Cumberbitches – and his fair share of male fans, as well. Awesomely, he owns it – he knows he’s a bit of an odd one, and in fact it’s worked out in his career quite nicely for him, thank you very much.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

“[There is a] blessing of having a weird face, somewhere between an otter and something people find vaguely attractive. Or just an otter which is vaguely attractive.”

“In all seriousness, I grew up with this face and it’s been in the industry for 10 years and now it’s getting on these ‘Hottie’ lists.

“It doesn’t make any sense because I was nowhere near the thousandth hottest face when I started out. So, I know a lot of it’s projection, which is flattering about the work.”

Well, fair enough. Frankly, I think his name’s stranger than his face, but you know, he’s just got that aristocratic, 18th century look about him. It makes him perfect for period pieces and quirky shit, which is exactly what he’s made his career on, so get yours, Benny.

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Can You Say Benedict Cumberbatch’s Name?

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Benedict Cumberbatch gets teased a lot for his weird name, I guess. Some people can’t say it, some people thinks it’s the name of an STD… you get the drift. Poor Benny just wants to be understood, and it’s all his parents’ fault that he can’t be.

From The Mirror:

“Some people don’t understand my name. Some people think it is an STD, but I don’t think that is what my parents were thinking about when they christened me.”

I mean, it is a pretty wacky name, but it’s also a posh name, so you know, deal with it. You could just be called “Ben”, really, if you wanted to simplify things. I’m sure lots of his friends probably do call him that, because saying a three syllable name all the time would make anyone’s tongue tired. I don’t know what I’m saying, but I do know that I have never had a problem pronouncing the words “Benedict Cumberbatch” and I’m not sure who, in all seriousness, really would if they looked and read it off a piece of paper (save for those with actual learning disabilities).

On a more interesting note, who’s excited for new episodes of Sherlock?

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Benedict Cumberbatch: Still Posh

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I’m soooooo fucking tired of hearing Benedict Cumberbatch talk about how he’s persecuted for being posh. SO tired. Boo hoo, the press keeps making fun of me for being upper class! Life is so hard as a rich white man who’s also incredibly famous! How will I ever go on? Give me break, dude. Also, the “I’m not that posh, anyway – I don’t talk like a posh person” thing is also getting old.

From GQ (via Metro):

“All the posh-baiting that goes on… it’s so predictable, so domestic, so dumb.”

“I’m an upper middle-class kid. I know that’s counted as posh, but then I know people who I would call posh, and I don’t talk like them.”

Posh-baiting? Like, is he for real? He’s legitimately acting as if rich people are persecuted? –__–

I really haven’t been able to for a while with this dude, but now I REALLY can’t. But wait, here’s a bonus! He met Madonna and they made fun of each other’s names:

Recalling his run-in with the Madonna, 55, the Star Trek actor quipped: ‘She said, “You’re the one with the strange name”. I said, “Yes, I am, Madonna”.

…LOL, I guess?

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