Rising star Benedict Cumberbatch was a force at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. Cumberbatch appeared in three films — The Fifth Estate, 12 Years a Slave and August: Osage Country — and the performances are as strong as they are diverse. His roles range from an empathetic slave owner to Julian Assange.
"As an actor approaching a role you have to find a level of empathy and understanding with your character, and I think to try and carve out anything that's two-dimensional, to go into this realm of . . . you know, thumbs up, thumbs down — I just find that so limiting."
Both The Fifth Estate and 12 Years a Slave open in theatres this week.
August: Osage County hits theatres in the new year.
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