Today Is (Was) Benedict Cumberbatch's Birthday!
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Today Is (Was) Benedict Cumberbatch's Birthday!

By Genevieve Burgess | Celebrities Are Better than You | July 19, 2014 | Comments ()


I just found out that July 19th is/was the 38th birthday of beloved actor, voice of the gods, and probable lizard-person Benedict Cumberbatch. I know many of you fine readers are fans of the ‘Batch so I figured a little appreciation post would not go amiss. It won’t top the 113 Sherlock Holmeses who wished him happy birthday already today, but it’s still fun.

Did you know that he once portrayed painter Vincent Van Gogh? Probably not his best look, but at least he got to keep both ears.
He was definitely more menacing than I would have thought in Star Trek: Into Darkness.
And he’s proven at multiple awards ceremonies that he can wear the hell out of a tux.
But let’s be honest. Most of you enjoy him for his depiction of one very “high functioning sociopath” who you only wish had your number.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • narfna

    I was going to say something about The Scarf GIF, but then I saw someone posted The Kiss and I'm hypnotized now. So . . . great comment, Ashley.

  • BobbFrapples

    Someone should send a thank you note to his parents. They've done the world a great service by combining their genetics.

  • Jenn TheYellowDart

    I pretty much just woke up out of my sex-coma after seeing this post. Thanks, Genny, for supplying me with my version of heroin.

  • emmalita

    If I had known sooner I would have put together a collection of gifs of those of us who admire Mr. Cumberbatch. After all, we have sent each other many gifs of him for our respective birthdays. It seems only fair.

  • kirbyjay

    Would have like to see the Kiss GIF. First time I ever thought the Otter had any sex appeal. Funny, adorable, smart, likable, yeah, but sexy? No. Until....
    I wish I was a GIFster, but I'm not.....
    Drum roll please.........

  • Hayley
  • kirbyjay

    Thank you Hayley! I can always count on Pajibans!

  • Guest
  • Hayley

    Not sure why this posted as guest... but here, have two!

  • Al Borland's Beard

    Oh, I knew. I sent him a box of crickets last week.

  • Kala


  • mzblackwidow

    LOL the last one got me too. Happy belated birthday Mr Cumberbatch xx

  • Ruthie O

    You tricky minx, putting the scarf gif as the last image in the post! My furious scrolling was handsomely rewarded.

  • BlackRabbit

    Is that a euphemism?

  • Ruthie O

    Definitely works on two levels, doesn't it?

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