Benedict Cumberbatch’s audition for The Hobbit (video)

Benedict Cumberbatch, of “Sherlock” and Khan (from the new Star Trek films) fame, auditioned for the part of the dragon Smaug in the recent film “The Hobbit.”

I couldn’t stand “The Hobbit,” and I love the book and the “Lord of the Rings” movies, but nonetheless, Cumberbatch was masterful in his audition.

Here it is:


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