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Benedict Cumberbatch: 19 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Man Behind Smaug

13 December 2013 2:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Having tackled Sherlock and Khan over the past few years, Benedict Cumberbatch is certainly no stranger to playing iconic roles. And he's just added one more.

Cumberbatch finally gives us a taste of dragon Smaug in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," out Friday, December 13. While Cumberbatch can't really "play" the CGI dragon on screen, the English actor was instrumental in Smaug's creation -- and, of course, also voices the mythical creature.

Whether or not you've seen Cumberbatch on the big screen or the stage of late (it's hard to miss him!), there's still much to know about this rising star. From his African abduction to his mutation, here are 19 things you probably don't know about Benedict Cumberbatch.

1. While on location in South Africa for "To the Ends of the Earth" (2005), Cumberbatch experienced a horrific carjacking in which he was kidnapped, but talked his way into getting released. He subsequently »

- Jonny Black

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The peculiar charm of Benedict Cumberbatch

14 September 2013 1:02 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Sherlock Holmes made him an unlikely superstar. Now Benedict Cumberbatch is taking on Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate. He talks about email warnings from the WikiLeaks founder, his 'crush' on Matt Damon and why Chelsea Manning deserved her sentence

On 25 July 2010, two unrelated events took place in the space of 60 minutes that would change Benedict Cumberbatch's life for ever. At 9pm that evening, the BBC broadcast episode one of Sherlock. At 10pm, the Guardian, the New York Times and Der Spiegel published the first instalment of the Afghan war logs, courtesy of WikiLeaks.

Cumberbatch wasn't aware of the second event that night, because by then his name was trending on Twitter and his phone was going berserk. The actor was watching himself soar from respectable levels of critical acclaim into the stratosphere; Afghan war logs were the last thing on his mind. He'd never even heard of WikiLeaks or Julian Assange, »

- Decca Aitkenhead

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Benedict Cumberbatch

14 September 2013 1:02 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Sherlock Holmes made him an unlikely superstar. Now Benedict Cumberbatch is taking on Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate. He talks about email warnings from the WikiLeaks founder, his 'crush' on Matt Damon and why Chelsea Manning deserved her sentence

On 25 July 2010, two unrelated events took place in the space of 60 minutes that would change Benedict Cumberbatch's life for ever. At 9pm that evening, the BBC broadcast episode one of Sherlock. At 10pm, the Guardian, the New York Times and Der Spiegel published the first instalment of the Afghan war logs, courtesy of WikiLeaks.

Cumberbatch wasn't aware of the second event that night, because by then his name was trending on Twitter and his phone was going berserk. The actor was watching himself soar from respectable levels of critical acclaim into the stratosphere; Afghan war logs were the last thing on his mind. He'd never even heard of WikiLeaks or Julian Assange, »

- Decca Aitkenhead

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Benedict Cumberbatch Was Abducted, and 5 More Things You Don't Know About Him

11 September 2013 3:30 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Benedict Cumberbatch will dominate theaters this Fall with roles in four upcoming films, including The Fifth Estate and August: Osage County. But did you know the Emmy-winning Sherlock has a crazy past? During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Benedict confessed that he once was abducted, prompting us to ask: what else don't we know about him?! We put on our Sherlock caps and came up with some curious information. He's still traumatized by his abduction. In THR, Benedict told the story of his abduction while filming the 2005 miniseries To the Ends of the Earth in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. One weekend, as he was returning from a diving trip, his tire popped. Then all of a sudden his truck was ambushed by six armed figures: "I was scared, really scared. I said, 'What are you going to do with us? Are you going to kill us?' I was really »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Benedict Cumberbatch Was Abducted, and 5 More Things You Don't Know About Him

11 September 2013 3:30 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Benedict Cumberbatch will dominate theaters this Fall with roles in four upcoming films, including The Fifth Estate and August: Osage County. But did you know the Emmy-winning Sherlock has a crazy past? During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Benedict confessed that he once was abducted, prompting us to ask: what else don't we know about him?! We put on our Sherlock caps and came up with some curious information. He's still traumatized by his abduction. In THR, Benedict told the story of his abduction while filming the 2005 miniseries To the Ends of the Earth in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. One weekend, as he was returning from a diving trip, his tire popped. Then all of the sudden his truck was ambushed by six armed figures: "I was scared, really scared. I said, 'What are you going to do with us? Are you going to kill us?' I was really »

- Maggie Pehanick

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