Star Trek into Darkness‘ Benedict Cumberbatch is on Time Magazine‘s list of 100 Most Influential People.
The reasons for the actor’s inclusion on the list were listed in an article in the magazine written by fellow actor Colin Firth.
Cumberbatch is an “alarmingly talented English star,” said Firth.
The son of two actors, “[Cumberbatch’s] parents’ qualities are on rampant display,” said Firth. “It’s rare to the point of outlandish to find so many variables in one actor, including features which ought to be incompatible: vulnerability, a sense of danger, a clear intellect, honesty, courage — and a rather alarming energy. I take no pleasure in feeling humbled, but there’s no getting around it. He must be stopped.”
The list includes Titans, Artists, Leaders, and Icons. Some of those listed include: Hillary Clinton, Edward Snowden, Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Steve McQueen, John Kerry, Barack Obama, Robert Redford, and Pope Francis.
The full list can be found here.