Since the year 2010, we have seen Benedict Cumberbatch as our beloved modern day Sherlock Holmes and have fallen in love with this gorgeous British actor. From theater to TV and to the big screen, he has successfully performed on all platforms and has given memorable performances each time. Let us take a look at some of his best performances and roles till now:
5. Doctor Strange:
Now let’s talk about this great entertainer. So Cumberbatch has legit played a superhero which is a great achievement for any actor. For Benedict, it was Marvel’s Sorcerer superhero Doctor Strange. The movie was received well and Cumberbatch was mostly loved by the fans in this new avatar. This role is not the most critically praised one for the actor as he has done even better films, but the role is definitely crucial in his career as it is completely different from his usual work. Also, this role got him a lot of fans of different age groups as we all know there is no age to love superheroes right?
4. Amazing Grace:
Another masterpiece that Cumberbatch acted in was this 2006 movie about abolishing slavery in the Great Britain. Benedict plays the future Prime Minister William Pitt who begins a battle to abolish the slave trade. This movie is a bit underrated but all Cumber-lovers must watch this as it is a movie that really shows his growth as an actor as Cumberbatch delivers a stunning performance.
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy:
Based on John Le Carré’s 1974 novel of the same name this movie is the story of a retired spy. Benedict Cumberbatch plays the role of Peter Guillam, a young MI-6 agent and he plays the role beautifully. Starring big names like Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch this multi starrer movie received great reviews and many nominations as well. The movie is stunning and instead of shouting out drama it just shows subtlety with a great use of silence. This is definitely one movie Cumberbatch must take pride in as it is one of his best roles till now.
2. The Imitation Game:
One of the biggest hits in the past few years ‘The Imitation Game’ has won many awards as well as our hearts. Benedict Cumberbatch not only got a lot of critical praise for this one but he also landed a nomination for ‘Best actor’ in the Academy awards. Based on the life and times of Alan Turing, this movie really gives Cumberbatch great scope to shine and prove his worth which he does!
1. 12 years a slave:
One of the most critically acclaimed movies in his career, ’12 years a slave’ gave Cumberbatch a lot of success and recognition. He plays a decent white man who treats his ‘slaves’ well and when this new slave enters his life, he realizes his talents as a musician and sympathizes with him. This movie is really a must watch and even won an Academy award for Best Picture. It was an important film in Cumberbatch’s career as it got world recognition and great reviews.
So these are some of the best movies Benedict Cumberbatch has done till now and if you haven’t watched some of them then you better get started!