How Did Benedict Cumberbatch Ruin His Chance to Play James Bond in a Video Game?

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No one can say that Benedict Cumberbatch isn’t having success in both movies and television these days with Star Trek Into Darkness and Sherlock, but the clearly-enunciating Englishman once blew the chance to conquer a third type of media: video games.  On top of that, he blew the chance to play English icon James Bond in a video game… all because he didn’t dress for the part!

He reveals, “I once got the chance to play James Bond in a computer game. But when I got to the audition there were men in their late 40s in dinner jackets there. I went in casual wear.  I thought I would shake it up though and I started to dive over sofas and do all the gun poses and I did not get a call. I am still waiting.”

Hmm… I can’t say I could see Cumberbatch as Bond anyway, but he could certainly play a Bond villain, especially in a movie.  Perhaps his choice of clothing wasn’t the issue after all!

via 3 News
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In college, overachiever Christopher McKittrick double-majored in Film and English because he loves to read, write, and watch movies. Since then Chris – who was born and raised on Long Island, New York and currently lives in Queens – has become a published author of fiction and non-fiction, a contributor to entertainment websites, and has spoken about literature, film, and comic books at various conferences across the country when he’s not getting into trouble in New York City (apparently it’s illegal to sleep on street corners...)For more information about Chris, visit his website here!

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