Watch: 10 Reasons We Love Benedict Cumberbatch

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With J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness, English actor Benedict Cumberbatch is poised to become an international star. And most of us at Cinema Blend couldn't be happier about it, as we've been on Team Cumberbatch for years. (There are dissenters, but more on that later.) But in case you aren't yet on our team or maybe don't get what all this buzz about the man with the very British name is all about, we've decided to break it down for you with ten reasons we can't get enough of Benedict Cumberbatch, complete with video guide.

We're including some spoilers from Cumberbatch's other films, but don't worry, none for Star Trek Into Darkness. Also, a special thanks to Paul Jeremiah Hayes, who kindly pointed us to many of the clips below.

#1: Sherlock.


Obviously first places goes to his thrilling turn as the complicated genius and consulting detective of BBC's rightfully celebrated mini-series Sherlock. Each episode of this ambitious detective drama plays out like its own feature film, presenting a mystery for this sociopathic sleuth to unravel with scads of style. And with an irreverent wit that lets you laugh in the midst of murder and mayhem, this show has understandably made Cumberbatch a thinking woman's sex symbol. Much like Irene Adler in "A Scandal in Belgravia," we are Sherlocked. As she says in the clip above, "Brainy is the new sexy."
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