Benedict Cumberbatch has established himself as one of the versatile actors of Hollywood. And his 2014’s release, The Imitation Game, deserves a lot of credit in actor’s popularity. The film showed an altogether different side of the actor to the audience.
Based on the life of the Mathematician genius and cryptanalyst, Alan Turing, the film talks about his contribution in decoding German intelligence messages during World War 2 for the British government. At the same time, it hits hard with a sad reality that the ‘war hero’ wasn’t valued by his home country and was made to suffer due to his homose*uality.
Benedict Cumberbatch appeared to be a perfect fit as aptly portrayed different shades of the character. Even Turing’s family members praised Benedict’s acting skills.
Most importantly, Benedict Cumberbatch was honoured as the No. 1 actor by TIMES Magazine for 2014th edition. The list even involved the names like Chadwick Boseman and Eva Green. Apart from such critical success, The Imitation Game also proved to be a huge commercial success with a sum of $233 million globally.
Directed by Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game also features Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance and Mark Strong in key roles.
In one of our recent Fact-O-Meter articles, we spoke about one hidden fact of the film. There was one thing about Alan Turing, which was intentionally or unintentionally kept under the wraps by the makers. In the film, Benedict Cumberbatch is shown running in a couple of scenes. In reality, Turing was a long-distance runner. In fact, he had even tried to enter the 1948 British Olympic team but didn’t hack it due to an injury.
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