Whose portrayal of Sherlock Holmes do you like more?

Robert Downey Jr.
Whose portrayal of Sherlock Holmes do you like more?
Benedict Cumberbatch.


  • Robert Downey Jr.
    41% (9)55% (23)50% (32)Vote
  • Benedict Cumberbatch.
    59% (13)45% (19)50% (32)Vote
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I like them both but I'm a Downey fan.

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  • B.

    But the Downey/Law/Richie movies are a lot of fun.

    They really tackle different angles, downey handles holmes being a little more james bond (as he should be) then some portrayals, and the BBC version does a great job modernizing it and showing holmes mental approach.

    And both Mycrofts are fantastic in different ways. Fat Mycroft in the BBC special was amazing.

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What Girls Said 7

  • "A" for Alas, @Chief16 and Only Know of JR here, dear.
    However, I will Take your Wise word for it with Both Boys.

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  • As someone who was really into the original books and old movies (no, I'm not a hipster haha and yes I was a fan years before the RDJ movies came out) - Benedict Cumberbatch does a significantly better job. I don't even recognize Holmes and co. in the RDJ movies.

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    • Honestly I'm pretty impressed with how close Cumberbatch gets to the character as shown in the books. That said, the 1930s actor Basil Rathbone is closest to how I imagine Holmes to look.

  • I've only seen cumberbatch, and while I like his acting and portrayal, the show tends to be quite boring.

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  • RDJ is a joke. Benedict Cumberbatch plays the role with such tenacity.

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  • I still don't get how did they select Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock.

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  • RDJ's was closer to the books, but I like Cumberbatch's performance more.

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  • Robert downey Jr hands down.

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What Guys Said 12

  • i like both but i definitely like Cumberbatch's performance more than RDJ. also from a purely physical aspect he certainly resemble's the character as described by Doyle. I prefer Cumberbatch's portrayal and also appreciate the modern spin on the old stories.

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  • I enjoyed RDJ version but honestly it's an modernized American version of Holmes... so take it for what it's worth.
    Cumberbatch is an amazing actor who I actually think is misused in the show as it is a bit boring and doesn't showcase his talents enough.
    And you failed to mention "Elementary" on CBS - although I can understand why as that show should never have made it to air LOL

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  • I like the Sherlock series on BBC so I pick Benedict Cumberbatch.

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  • I prefer Cumberbatch's performance over RDJ's, though I enjoyed them both. I'd say Cumberbatch's performance is more true to the original character, while Downey Jr's is more an exaggeration of Holmes's more notable, and bombastic traits.

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  • Downey Jr. Cumberbatch creeps me out no matter what he does. It's his face.

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  • Cumberbatch. I don't usually jump on the bandwagon but guys, cmon. Tony Stark is out of his league here

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  • The one by Jonny Lee Miller in Elementary

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    • Wow. Forgot to include him.

    • i like the actor. i find the show to be kind of dull. i would love to see him in a different production of the sherlock character

  • I've only seen Downey :)

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  • Downey but the show is better than the movies.

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  • Cumberbatch is a god among men.

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  • Jeremy Brett

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  • you can't be serious... definitely Benedict is the best

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