Benedict Cumberbatch is one of the most popular and acclaimed actors of his generation and his involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been a major coup for the franchise. He has portrayed Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange since 2016 appearing in six MCU films to date.
But before being employed by Marvel, Cumberbatch was someone who thought his career was not going the way he planned. Matthew Goode, the DC star said something about the Courier actor that tells a lot about how his early days were.
Matthew Goode Revealed Benedict Cumberbatch Used to Crash on His Sofa
Before becoming a star and bankable actor in Hollywood, Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game actor used to spend time on Matthew Goode’s couch telling the latter how his career was not going well.
They share a close bond and Goode calls Cumberbatch “Ben.” Speaking about him, Goode stated: (Via IMDb)
“I’m so proud of Ben. I’ve known him for such a long time and the last couple of years he’s really come to the forefront.”
“Which stops him from being on my sofa going, ‘God, my career’s not going anywhere.’ And now it’s impossible for him to walk down the streets.”
Later, as Cumberbatch utilized his opportunity to make a place in the Tinseltown.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s Journey in Hollywood
Benedict Cumberbatch has emerged as a prominent and versatile figure in Hollywood. He gained wider recognition in 2010 when he began starring as Sherlock Holmes in the BBC series Sherlock. The series was a critical and commercial success, and Cumberbatch’s performance as Sherlock Holmes was widely praised.
Cumberbatch made his Hollywood breakthrough in 2013 with his role as Khan Noonien Singh in the film Star Trek Into Darkness. He followed this up with roles in the films 12 Years a Slave, The Fifth Estate. Cumberbatch’s performance as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
Cumberbatch is a truly gifted actor, and his journey in Hollywood has been nothing short of remarkable.