According to the magazine, Empire, thirty-seven-year-old Benedict Cumberbatch has been placed at the top of the 2013 list for sexiest stars. The British actor surpassed the likes of Ryan Gosling, Robert Pattinson, Chris Hemsworth, and Bradley Cooper.
Other popular male British actors to make the list — although lower on the list than Benedict Cumberbatch include: Man Of Steel‘s star Henry Cavill as well as the villain from The Avengers, Tom Hiddleston.
Benedict was paired against fellow British thespian, Emma Watson, who topped the female list of the world’s sexiest film stars. Twenty-three-year-old Emma Watson beat out Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson, and Mila Kunis for the coveted title.
The list was determined by votes from 50,000 movie fans.
Benedict Cumberbatch seemed amused by the recent recognition of his sexiness factor and shared his opinion.
“It puts a bit of a spring in your step. It’s nice, you swagger a little bit, it’s enjoyable. I’ve punched well above my weight this year… I find it hysterically funny… It’s a giggle. I wield it with a massive smile,” Benedict said.
The popular Sherlock star has quite an impressive list of movie credits to his name including: The Fifth Estate, Star Trek: Into Darkness, 12 Years A Slave, August: Osage County, and The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug.
James Dyer, who is the editor for Empire spoke about the results for this year’s list of sexiest stars.
“This list also reflects the continuing popularity of superhero movies: six of the top 10 men have played superheroes and five of the top 10 women have appeared in comic-book movies,” James said before adding that the votes proved to be, “a great result for British stars”.
Fans of the popular British actor don’t have too much longer to wait to hear him voice the dragon, Smaug, in the upcoming The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug.