On a first date a couple months ago, I apparently spent a good deal of time talking about Benedict Cumberbatch – how excited I was to hear him voice Smaug, how annoyed I was at the whole “John Harrison” bluff, and how I still had mixed feelings about his Sherlock Holmes. The dude across the table nodded along with most of this, but just this weekend, he admitted to me, “I had no idea who Benedict Cumberbatch was.”

To me, it feels like Benedict Cumberbatch is everywhere. He is playing everything from gold-hoarding dragons to Julian Assange, and his likeness is plastered across every corner of the internet. He has even been immortalized with a notable otter-related meme. But is it possible that normals don’t know who he is?

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