Watch: 10 Reasons We Love Benedict Cumberbatch
#2 He holds his own against master actors.
We weren't the only ones who became entranced by Cumberbatch's Sherlock. Not long after the series premiered, acclaimed auteurs like Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, and Tomas Alfredson began pulling Cumberbatch into their prestigious projects, like War Horse, The Hobbit, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. In the last of these, shared the screen with intimidatingly accomplished actors like two-time BAFTA winner Gary Oldman, two-time Academy Award nominee John Hurt, and Academy Award winner Colin Firth. While some might wilt under the pressure, Cumberbatch blossomed, and even proved believable battling against the brawny Tom Hardy.
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