Robert Downey Jr and Benedict Cumberbatch, both played Sherlock Holmes on screen in different adaptations, but as per Sherlock’s creator, Downey Jr’s portrayal of the detective was sh*t.
The legendry fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, from the books of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is the most portrayed literary human character in the history of TV and Cinema. The two latest running adaptations for Sherlock Holmes have Robert Downey Jr and Benedict Cumberbatch in the skin of the detective.
- The Portrayal of Sherlock Holmes by Robert Downey Jr and Benedict Cumberbatch.
- Robert Downey Jr’s Sherlock was sh*t – says the creator of Sherlock.
- Sherlock Season 5 and RDJ’s third Sherlock Holmes movie.
Though it’s a fictional character, the portrayal of Sherlock by Sir Arthur in the books has been extremely tough to be adapted and played even by the best actors in the industry. Playing Sherlock Holmes has never been a cakewalk, and the choice of actors throughout the time also have been very peculiar for the character.
The Portrayal of Sherlock Holmes by Robert Downey Jr and Benedict Cumberbatch.
Till now, 254 times Sherlock Holmes has been adapted to TV and Films. Among those adaptations, the portrayal by Robert Downey Jr, and Benedict Cumberbatch has been praised the most.
Fans loved the portrayal of Sherlock Holmes by Robert Downey Jr in Warner Brothers’ 2009 movie adaptation “Sherlock Holmes” and it’s 2011 sequel “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”. It was cocky, rudely funny, and basically Downey Jr.
Debuting in 2010, “Sherlock”, the TV adaptation by BBC, did an even better job of presenting Sherlock. Benedict Cumberbatch’s portrayal was precisely a “high-functioning sociopath” as the adaptation of Sherlock from Books should be. The Fourth Season of the show was premiered in 2017.
Robert Downey Jr’s Sherlock was sh*t – says the creator of Sherlock.
Though the fans loved both the portrayals of Sherlock, it’s not the same for the creator of BBC’s “Sherlock”. A couple of years ago in an interview with Denofgeek, Steven Moffat, one of the creators at “Sherlock” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, stated that the accent of Robert Downey Jr for Sherlock Holmes was “Sh*t”.
Moffat praised Cumberbatch’s portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in the interview when asked about the reason to cast him.
He said: “Look at him! There’s only so many people who can play Sherlock Holmes in a generation and look it.”
However, Moffat went on commenting on RDJ’s portrayal and said something that didn’t go well with the fans.
He continued: “I think Robert Downey Jr’s done a great job of being Sherlock Holmes. But I’m never, ever going to look at him and believe he actually is Sherlock Holmes. He’s too little, and he doesn’t look like him. And his accent is sh*t!”
It seems like Moffat meant that RDJ gave his best, however, he wasn’t physically made to be Sherlock homes. But whatever he meant, is of no value in front of what he said.
However, fans loved both the adaptation and that has led the creators to continue further with the franchises.
Sherlock Season 5 and RDJ’s third Sherlock Holmes movie.
BBC has announced the 5th Season of “Sherlock” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, while, the third movie in Warner Brothers’ “Sherlock Holmes” franchise, starring Robert Downey Jr, is also in works.
The third movie is slated to release on December 22, 2021. Whereas the release date for the Season 5 of Sherlock hasn’t been announced yet. Fans of the sharp and intriguing detective, who lives at 221 Baker Street, are waiting to see both the adaptations yet again.
BBC’s “Sherlock” stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes, Martin Freeman as John H. Watson, Mark Gatiss as Mycroft Holmes, and Andrew Scott as Professor Moriarty.
Warner Brother’s “Sherlock Holmes” movie franchise stars Robert Downey Jr as Sherlock Holmes, Jude Law as John H. Watson, Rachel McAdams as Irene Adler, and Jared Harris as Professor Moriarty.