Actor Benedict Cumberbatch Tries on Different Names While Introducing Himself at a Bar

On an amusing episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, host Jimmy Kimmel mused about the greatness of Benedict Cumberbatch‘s name and whether or not the actor would enjoy the same respect and popularity had his name been different.

Not only is Benedict Cumberbatch a very gifted actor, his name might be the greatest name ever given to a human being. What if he wasn’t named Benedict Cumberbatch? Would he have the same amount of gravitas?

Cumberbatch graciously agreed to try on new and different names while introducing himself in an anonymous bar. Needless to say the actor carried them all off quite well, even if some of the names bordered the ridiculous.

My name is John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt. Oh, that’s your name too? What are the chances? …Nice to see you again. We’ve met before, remember? My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die. …Hi my name is Luigi McPenis.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

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