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Benedict Cumberbatch Opens Up About 'The Imitation Game': 'It's Not A Period Drama'

Benedict Cumberbatch Opens Up About 'The Imitation Game': 'It's Not A Period Drama'

Benedict Cumberbatch keeps it dapper in a suit while attending a special screening for his latest film The Imitation Game held at the 92nd Street Y on Sunday (November 16) in New York City.

The 38-year-old actor was joined by the director of undergraduate film studies at Columbia University and talk moderator Annette Insdorf as they dished about his character Alan Turing.

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“I’m gonna keep this brief. I am quite simple — trust me! It’s a very daunting thing when you look at what his mind gave the world,” Benedict expressed at the event (via THR). “It’s not a period drama. Everything that he experienced influenced his mind, which, again, amplifies the volume of the tragedy of his death. He’s become a gay icon because he was true to his identity.”

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  • Mimi Y

    He’s wonderful in the movie. It really is a great film. I would encourage people to go see it. It should get many, many nominations come awards season.

  • Me1

    I really don’t understand why ppl think he’s good looking. He’s gross.