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19 Times Ben Whishaw Proved He's A Flawless Human Being

And we've now had 35 years of his perfectness. Happy birthday, Ben!

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1. Ben Whishaw is a true god among humans.

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2. He's simply divine in every damn way. And he's not appreciated enough.

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3. Not only is he one of the best actors around, having played Hamlet at the Old Vic just a year after leaving drama school...

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4. ...and winning a Bafta for Richard II...

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5. ...he's also Q in the latest Bond films for heaven's sake.

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6. But that's not all. He beat Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, and Orlando Bloom for the lead in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer — his first lead role in a film.

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7. Although perhaps more importantly he'd like to be reincarnated as a cat.

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"I'd happily come back as some animal. I reckon domesticated cats have a pretty good life." Top human right there.

8. And this is how he prepares for his roles.

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*For the role of Ariel in The Tempest to be exact.

9. He's adorable...

10. ...whether he's carrying off geek chic...

*For Prada of all places.
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*For Prada of all places.

11. ...or rocking cardigans in such a beautiful way.

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12. He's even adorkable carrying an umbrella.

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13. He can't do anything wrong.

14. Even in this old '00s advert he's pretty spectacular.

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15. Not to mention during this reading of "To Autumn" by John Keats.

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16. And he always has the best quotes around. Particularly when he had this to say about the gay vs straight casting debate.

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17. But mainly each and every way he wears his glorious, glorious hair.

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18. Seriously.

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19. And his dancing will forever put a smile on our faces.

Happy 35th birthday to this beautiful person!