Benedict Cumberbatch: Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Benedict Cumberbatch: Hollywood Walk of Fame

Learn English with Benedict Cumberbatch’s speech. Benedict Cumberbatch was honored with the 2,714th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, February 28th of 2022 by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. At 6918 Hollywood Boulevard, in front of The Line Store, a star was dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures. With an array of emotionally searing and complex roles that define his body of work, Benedict Cumberbatch has established himself as one of the most versatile actors of his generation.


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Benedict Cumberbatch Quote: Enjoy the journey of life and not just the endgame.

“Enjoy the journey of life and not just the endgame.”Benedict Cumberbatch

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We have to double down our efforts and I can’t speak today at this amazing moment in my life on this extraordinary platform, without acknowledging the obvious of what’s happening in the Ukraine and to show my support for the people of Ukraine. My support for the people of Russia who are opposing the kleptocracy and the idiocy of their rulers to try and halt the progression of this atrocity.

Host: On behalf of the Hollywood chamber of commerce we now declare today, Benedict Cumberbatch Day in Hollywood. It is now time to hear from our honoree. Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you, Benedict Cumberbatch.

Benedict Cumberbatch: Just another day in the office. I’m gonna need my phone because I have a brain like a seven. This is possibly the most surreal thing that’s ever happened to me. And that’s, that’s saying some… Wow. Okay, well quickly please. Can I thank the Hollywood chamber of commerce for this extraordinary honor? I’m British. So part of me is finding this incredibly painful. The other part of me is quite enjoying this massive ego stroke. It’s an amazing spot. Listen, I didn’t grow up in Hollywood. I didn’t grow up in this culture. I was talking to Kevin about it how the first time I got to visit here was because of really playing Khan for J.J. So to have him speak and then to be bookended with what that guy’s gonna do in may behind me really speaks volumes as to why Kevin and J.J., couldn’t be better placed to embarrass me and just say the most extraordinary, generous things about me and my work as you’ve just heard.

Fame, huh? It’s an odd one. It’s an odd one because it’s often a search for approval or approbation or love. And I grew up in a house where none of those things were in short supply. Probably the most amount of privilege I had in my youth was the love from two extraordinary parents who can’t be here today but are somewhere on the phone watching. Mom and dad… Timothy Carlton won the event for them to give their acting names. I love you so much. And there are many weird things that make this collection of souls on this third rock from a planet as a storyteller be celebrated today, but you are really chief amongst the cooks of those ingredients. So this is your star, and I’m gonna bring you over at some point and you can have your photograph next to it. I wouldn’t be here without some of the people that are supporting me. My team who have been part of this extraordinary journey, which just, yeah… it blows my mind having it reviewed in the way that J.J., Kevin, just so kindly did. John Grant, my agent, my dear friend, my collaborator amount of great taste. It’s rare in this industry to be rung up by people who have talked to your agent to say how much they like talking to your agent. And I have to say the same also goes for Billy Lazarus and Tara Jones whose hard work and… consistent patients. They’ve performed minor miracles, all of them in scheduling my life into making some of what I do possible. And… Tracy Jacobs, who’s been such an amazing figurehead over the last few years of UTA, UTA support for me. I adore you, Tracy. I adore all of you and I can’t thank you enough for being here.

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