Benedict Cumberbatch is in a movie coming out later this month called "The Imitation Game." It's an emotionally harrowing, true-life story of the team of mathematicians that broke the seemingly impenetrable German Enigma code during World War II. It was a huge victory but also meant that the mathematicians had to make the tough decisions of when to intervene and which lives were expendable. After the war, the chief architect of this project, Alan Turing (Cumberbatch) was prosecuted for his homosexuality and eventually killed himself after being chemically castrated. Of course, given this incredibly grave and serious subject matter (World War II, Nazis, genocide, bigotry), MTV decided, when talking with the "Star Trek Into Darkness" star, to have him do a bunch of goofy impressions. Yay journalism!
In the single minute Cumberbatch plays "The Imitation Game" (get it?), he gets through 11 impressions – John Malkovich, Alan Rickman, Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Michael Caine, Christopher Walken (which he kind of botches), Bane, Matthew McConaughey and, for some reason, Taylor Swift. This pretty much solidifies Cumberbatch as a master impressionist and a very, very good sport. We imagine five seconds after his last impression he turned to his interviewer and said, "Can we now talk about the movie please?"