In a new interview, Benedict Cumberbatch imitates 11 celebrities in one minute. While he hits the mark on most of them, a couple might need a little more work.

Cumberbatch is doing the press rounds to promote his new film, The Imitation Game, so naturally he was asked in an interview with MTV to try and imitate as many celebs as he could in one minute. In order, Cumberbatch rifled through imitations of John Malcovich, Alan Rickman, Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Michael Caine, Christopher Walken, Bane from The Dark Knight Rises, Matthew McConaughey, and he finishes up with Taylor Swift.

Clearly, Cumberbatch struggled a little with his Walken impersonation:

In The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch plays mathematician Alan Turing, who helped crack the Enigma Code during World War II.

Here is a full synopsis for The Imitation Game:

“At Cambridge University, young Alan Turing quickly establishes himself as a groundbreaking thinker with his theories about the potential of computing machines. When war between Britain and Germany is declared, these theories are put into active practice. Turing easily passes a test to become a member of a top-secret group assigned to decode critical German naval communications. Much to the surprise of the commanding officers, so does a woman, Joan Clarke, Turing and Clarke become fast friends, and are soon engaged to be married. But Turing is gay, struggling with his identity at a time when it is illegal and subject to terrible punishment.”

Along with Cumberbatch, the film also stars Kiera Knightley, Matthew Goode, and Mark Strong. It is directed by Morten Tyldum, adapted from the book by Andrew Hodges. The film will hit theaters on November 28, and is already collecting solid reviews from most critics who call The Imitation Game “compelling,” “strong, stirring, triumphant and tragic,” and Cumberbatch’s performance “dominating.”

Clearly the film is not Benedict Cumberbatch just doing imitations of celebrities, but that might be fun in the future.


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