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16 Facts Every Cumberbabe Should Know

Gather round for your refresher course, fervent fans. And if Benedict's just beginning to steal your heart, welcome to the community. Get excited to see that smile grace the screen yet again in The Fifth Estate, coming to a theater near you October 18th.

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3. His family lineage is epic.

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His great-grandfather served as consul-general (a diplomatic representative) to Queen Victoria in Turkey, and his grandfather was a decorated submarine officer that served both World Wars. Just imagine him getting old and being decorated... but with acting awards instead.

4. Your attraction to his dreamy eyes can be attributed to science.

He has a condition known as heterochromia – a genetic mutation that makes the color of his irises a combination of blue, green, and gold.

11. He had the chance to meet with Stephen Hawking prior to playing him in 2004.

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He's noted, with reverence, "He's such a presence and you have to really know what you want to say to him or ask him because it takes such a huge, phenomenal effort for him to communicate with you. You think, 'I really don't want to waste this man's time.'"