[VIDEOS] Benedict Cumberbatch Takes On Tom Hiddleston, Taylor Swift And More In 60 Seconds

No amount of words could do Benedict's spot-on celebrity impressions justice.

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Benedict Cumberbatch is undeniably one of the greatest actors of our generation; best known for his role as Sherlock in the BBC TV series of the same name and several stellar performances on the big screen

The British actor had his major break with BBC's hit drama series 'Sherlock' as the titular character, and has since appeared in several critically-acclaimed movies such as Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), War Horse (2011), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), The Fifth Estate (2013) and the Academy Award-winning 12 Years a Slave (2013).

He has also completed voice and motion capture work for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy as Smaug and The Necromancer

It's also an undeniable fact that girls (and some guys) go crazy for Benedict's rich baritone voice, which has often been likened to that of fellow British thespian, Alan Rickman's

Alan Rickman (left) and Benedict Cumberbatch (right)

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Alan Rickman played Professor Snape in the Harry Potter series and has also starred in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Die Hard, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and Love Actually alongside a number of theatre appearances.

Which is why, in a recent interview with MTV, the British actor's vocal abilities were put to the test as he was challenged to imitate a bunch of celebrities in 60 seconds. Spoiler alert: he NAILED each and every one of them.

The actor is currently doing his press junkets rounds to promote his new movie, The Imitation Game, in which he plays code-breaker and mathematician Alan Turing. Hence, a literal imitation challenge. :)

The Imitation Game: Benedict stars alongside Keira Knightley in the film which sees him play mathematician and cryptologist Alan Turing

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Benedict performed almost spot-on impressions of 11 celebrities, including Tom Hiddleston, Matthew McConaughey, Alan Rickman (of course), The Dark Knight's Bane, and even Taylor Swift!

Perhaps not surprisingly, every impression centered around that person wanting to see Benedict Cumberbatch starring in “The Imitation Game.” He may have been impersonating a myriad of stars for fun, but he never lost his focus on the film promotion aspect of his appearance.


Watch him take on the challenge HERE:

Benedict is no stranger to busting out random impressions on occasion. Talk show host Jimmy Fallon once challenged Benedict to a "Rickman-off", where both of them take turns to read out famous hip hop lyrics in their best Rickman voice.

One time, the dorkily charismatic actor also took Harrison Ford back in time with his Chewbacca impression

Nailed it. NAILED IT ALL.

In other news, Benedict Cumberbatch might be joining Marvel's roster of superheroes soon. Find out which superhero mantle he might be taking up HERE:

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