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Today’s a big day in the life of Benedict Cumberbatch. Why, you ask? Well, because as of today, the Sherlock star has been on this planet for 40 years. That’s right, he just hit the big 4-0.

And naturally, that got us thinking about all the reasons why he’s so wonderful and amazing in the first place.

  1. He won our hearts forever in Sherlock.

3. He has no problems imitating otters on national television.

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4. He accepts awards wearing slim shorts.

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5. He looks like this.

6. He gets embarrassed when Conan O’Brien calls him a sex symbol.

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7. He casually drops into comic book stores to buy Doctor Strange comics, dressed as Doctor Strange, natch.

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8. His face is funny.

9. Queen Elizabeth II gave him a major award for his acting and charity work. Like, that’s how great he is.

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10. He is wise beyond his 40 years.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH FROM ALL OF US TO YOU!!!