Watch Benedict Cumberbatch try out different names

Would he still be as charming if he were named Inigo Montoya? Or Chad?


( One of the most striking and interesting things about Benedict Cumberbatch is, well, his name. It’s certainly unique-there’s probably no other guy on Earth with that name. On Tuesday, late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel posed a very important question: Would he still be as charming or debonair if he were named differently?




A very game Cumberbatch participated in a segment where he tries out more generic and celebrity names. The actor sat in a candlelit bar and seductively introduced himself as Chad, Queen Latifah, 2 Chainz, John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, and more.


The best part, of course, is how he could barely keep a straight face throughout the whole gag.


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