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Benedict Cumberbatch is a master of celebrity impressions

Who knew Cumberbatch could sound so much like Taylor Swift?


Rob Price


Posted on Nov 14, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 5:16 am CDT

Benedict Cumberbatch has taken on an unusual new acting role—imitating 11 of his celebrity friends.

In an MTV interview promoting his new film The Imitation Game, the Sherlock star performed his best imitations of almost a dozen high-profile entertainment figures, ranging from actors Alan Rickman and Tom Hiddleston to Dark Knight Rises villain Bane and singer Taylor Swift

Cumberbatch’s Christopher Walken may leave a lot to be desired, but the rest are pretty dead-on. Listen to one second of the Owen Wilson impression and you’d swear you were on the verge of being inducted into the Society of the Crossed Keys.

H/T TIME | Photo via Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0) | Remix by Rob Price

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*First Published: Nov 14, 2014, 8:41 am CST