It’s not a secret that Benedict Cumberbatch is among the most intriguing modern day actors. He’s been involved in so many versatile movies that it’s sometimes hard to tell whether he’s just good or bloody brilliant. His characters are often strange (or Strange, if you like), but he depicts each and every one of them with great passion, always adding some quirky interesting details that make them truly unforgettable. But does he always choose the best roles? Far from it! Benedict Cumberbatch is also prone to questionable movie choices. Here are some of his most unforgettable roles, both good and not-so-good.
The Hollow Crown (Richard III)
Cumberbatch is brilliant as a theatrical performer – his performance in Frankenstein is truly exceptional, both as a master and as a beast. With Richard III Benedict Cumberbatch offers us an equally amazing theatrical performance, showing off his prowess as an actor who can do justice to the Bard and his legendary work. The character portrayed by Cumberbatch is complex – a man and a monster, yet this time in the same body.
The Hobbit (Smaug)
There are two kinds of people – who love Cumberbatch’s Smaug and those who downright hate him. The Smaug (or Cumberbatch for that matter) isn’t the problem, it’s the under-directed performance that irritates most people. Some fans believe that the dragon’s character wasn’t thought through well enough and lacks depth and creativity. Some even say that there’s not enough Cumberbatch in Smaug and that all his acting was done in vain.