Art by Colin Gray.
He’s been to space in “Star Trek Into Darkness,” cracked Britain’s toughest cases on the BBC’s “Sherlock” and made out with his sister in “August: Osage County,” and along the way, Benedict Cumberbatch has thoroughly charmed everyone in this galaxy and the next, finding his way into our hearts. And today is the man’s birthday! Would you believe that he’s 38 whole years old? Just look at him.
This is a world where we can live knowing that somewhere out there, Benedict Cumberbatch exists (and, please, use his full name at all times. He’s earned it.), and that’s cause for celebration. That it’s the anniversary of this lovely man’s birth just means we’ll have to make it extra-festive.
And what better way to celebrate than with our friends at MTV (Other), who cooked up a number of clever disguises for the birthday boy? The answer: None. There’s no better way.
1. George W. Bush
3. Captain Hook
5. The Joker
6. Nicki Minaj
9. Darth Vader
And, for utility’s sake, all of them in one place:
Happy birthday, Benedict!