Benedict Cumberbatch's magical 2013 in GIFs

2013 was the Year of Benedict Cumberbatch: he was involved in two new huge franchises, as seen in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," and "Star Trek Into Darkness." He voiced Alan Rickman and the Prime Minister on "The Simpsons." He starred in the critically acclaimed ( "August: Osage County" and "12 Years a Slave") and the controversial ( "The Fifth Estate.")

Here are just 19 of the wonderful gifts he gave us in 2013.

1. When even he couldn't get Siri to work, proving that he is
just like the rest of us.

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2. His re-enactment (with monkeys) of how Sherlock survived the fall.

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benedict-cumberbatch-monkeys-sherlock-falling-2b.gif Source: hotterthnfire.tumblr.com
 

3. When Evangeline Lilly called him "fit" and he was adorable in reply.

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Source: luciawestwick.tumblr.com
 

4. When he gave the most perfect response to a question ever and caused an internet meltdown (and probably mountains of fanart.)

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Source: reddit.com
 

5. He gave a dramatic reading of "Genius" by R. Kelly, and the internet simultaneously swooned/exploded

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Source: digg.tumblr.com
 

6. The moment in the 'Sherlock' Season 3 trailer when he suggested jumping out of a cake.

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Source: jimoriartys.tumblr.com
 

7. When he became his alterego, Benedict Cumbersass, during his Reddit "Ask Me Anything."

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Source: reddit.com
 

8. He showed us his amazing Chewbacca impression (just look at that face.)

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Source: just-mimimi.tumblr.com
 

9. He (rightfully) got annoyed that people were ignoring half of his work on "The Hobbit."

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Source: spockyy.tumblr.com
 

10. Not to mention, when he showed us exactly what that motion capture work looked like.

benedict-cumberbatch-motion-capture-the-hobbit-10.jpg Source: arronaut.tumblr.com
 

11. The important work he did to greatly increase the overall sexiness of white-blonde hair.

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Source: bbatchlocked.tumblr.com


12. He gave Khan some sweet dance moves during his 'Star Trek Into Darkness' downtime.

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Source: lovelythings-xoxo.tumblr.com
 

13. He interviewed himself and proved that if you want a job done right, just do it yourself.


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benedict-cumberbatch-interview-3.gif benedict-cumberbatch-interview-4.gif Source: dailybenedictcumberbatch.tumblr.com
 

14. When he proved his good taste by showing his love for Meryl Streep.

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Source: karlatg.tumblr.com
 

15. When he did this thing with his eyebrow.

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Source: dinahknowswhatswhat.tumblr.com
 

16. And this thing with his nose.

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Source: dinahknowswhatswhat.tumblr.com
 

17. And winked like this (oh boy.)

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Source: gif-overload.tumblr.com
 

18. Basically any moment involving Cumberbatch and Cumberbatch's face.

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Source: superwhoivanlock.tumblr.com
 

19. He couldn't help but fuel the fantasies of every 'Sherlock' fangirl/boy.

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Source: rosegard.tumblr.com / beascivales.tumblr.com
 

It has been a huge year for Benedict Cumberbatch, so we ask you...

What was your favorite magical Benedict Cumberbatch moment of 2013?
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