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13 Secrets Benedict Cumberbatch Shared With The Internet

What should Cumberbatch fans call themselves? Benedict has the answer! Catch him in The Fifth Estate, in theaters October 18.

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1. He credits Martin Freeman for his comedy chops.

Sherlock fangirls go wild.
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Sherlock fangirls go wild.

2. For Halloween, he wants to be the Invisible Man.

Not dress up as. Be.
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Not dress up as. Be.

3. Yes, he's read the letter Julian Assange wrote criticizing both The Fifth Estate and Benedict's performance.

His response is intelligent and frankly stunning. Worth a read.
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His response is intelligent and frankly stunning. Worth a read.

4. He'd be cool with endorsing a line of pants (British slang for underwear) called "Cumberbritches."

His only condition is that he gets a billboard in Times Square.
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His only condition is that he gets a billboard in Times Square.

5. He's joined Tom Hiddleston and Matt Smith in creating elaborate crossover fan fiction.

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He was probably kidding, but every Sherlock/Loki/Doctor tumblr read his comments and died happy.

6. He appreciates his fame, although he values his privacy and hopes to maintain it.

Another thoughtful answer worth reading.
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7. He loves animals.

He especially wishes a long and happy life to the fish a fan named after him.
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He especially wishes a long and happy life to the fish a fan named after him.

8. For The Fifth Estate, he worked on a Julian Assange accent, not just an Australian accent.

And it's Aussie-approved!
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And it's Aussie-approved!

9. Ghostbusters is one of his favorite movies.

As are Annie Hall, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and the "John Hughes classics."
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As are Annie Hall, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and the "John Hughes classics."

10. He WANTS to tell you Sherlock spoilers.

He wants to so badly that he cries himself to sleep. Wait, seriously?
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He wants to so badly that he cries himself to sleep. Wait, seriously?

11. He prefers Marmite to Nutella.

Aka he's wrong.
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Aka he's wrong.

12. He gets nervous meeting celebrities.

Benedict Cumberbatch! He's just like you.
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Benedict Cumberbatch! He's just like you.

13. He thinks Cumberbatch fans should call themselves "Cumbertadpoles."

Don't ask questions! Just do it.
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Don't ask questions! Just do it.

Don't miss Benedict Cumberbatch in The Fifth Estate, in theaters October 18:

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