It’s no secret that I am a HUGE Benedict Cumberbatch fan, a member of a group of fans often referred to as Cumberbitches. I’m not gay (I like how every straight man has to clarify that, yet gay people never have to preface with ‘Now, I’m not straight…’), not that there is anything wrong with that. But I do have a big ole’ man crushes on Cumberbatch (and Ryan Gosling…).
SHERLOCK, TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, and STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS are all golden, due to, in a big part, Cumberbatch’s performances.
As I said in my last post, my favorite scene in INTO DARKNESS is Khan’s speech about his crew, as he sheds a legitimate tear. The darkness he brings to Sherlock Holmes is equally impressive, causing me to watch every episode (especially ‘The Great Game,’ ‘A Scandal In Belgravia,’ and ‘The Reichenbach Fall’) countless times… also resulting in countless tears (I get damn emotional about my movies and TV. It’s cathartic.).
I even want to see the next two chapters of THE HOBBIT, even though though the first one bored me to tears (again, I cry), just because Cumberbatch plays Smaug and the Necromancer. Likewise, I can’t wait to see THE FIFTH ESTATE, even though I don’t give a shit about wikileaks. The man is a chameleon, one of the few actors working today that disappears into the role.
Stay with me now; there’s an amazing video after the jump!
Like every DIE HARD fan, I also love Alan Rickman. If I had to write a list (I guess I am doing that now, actually) of the top 3 impressions I wish I could do, it would go 1)Tracey Morgan, 2) Alan Rickman, and 3) Alan Alda.
With Benedict Cumberbatch’s dark, British voice, who better than he to deliver a perfect Alan Rickman impression?
Jimmy Fallon puts him to the test on a recent episode of LATE NIGHT.
I think we can all agree that Benedict does the best Rickman. Sorry, Jimmy!
So, what do I hope to see Cumberbatch do next? Why not make him James Bond? Or even better, a 007 baddie! Food for thought!
I wish to leave you with my other favorite Alan Rickman impression, even though it comes from FAMILY GUY, a show I cannot stand.