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Benedict Cumberbatch Is Real Good at Being an Otter

He’s an Oscar nominee and the star of Sherlock, but a not insignificant portion of the Internet knows Benedict Cumberbatch mainly because of this Tumblr, which documents the actor’s uncanny tendency to look otter-like in his appearance, posture, and expression.

Cumberbatch has rarely commented on this strange congruence, but on a recent Graham Norton Show he obliged his host by recreating the visages of several otters—some angry, others happy, all adorable. Johnny Depp and his inexplicable accent joined the fun for good measure.