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Benedict Cumberbatch's favourite film is 'Ghostbusters'.
The 38-year-old star, who was nominated for the Best Actor prize at last night's (22.02.15) Academy Awards in Los Angeles for his performance in 'The Imitation Game', has revealed he's a huge fan of the comic fantasy film starring Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray.
Asked to name his favourite film of all time, Benedict said: "Ghostbusters II - I can't answer this question seriously! How do you say you prefer 'Ladri Di Biciclette' to '2001: A Space Odyssey' to 'Boogie Nights'?
"You can't, and it makes a nonsense of art to have to chose winners. Although I suppose that makes me a hypocrite in answering the above question and I do prefer Ghostbusters to Ghostbusters II, though! Although anything with Bill Murray in is instantly amazing."
Benedict also revealed the films and TV shows that inspired him to pursue a career as an actor.
Probed on which shows ignited his ambitions, he said: "American Saturday afternoon TV, including 'Buck Rogers'. Anything by Alan Bleasdale (The Sinking of the Laconia / GBH), 'French and Saunders' or 'A Bit of Fry & Laurie'. [There was] endless good TV in those days, some pretty good stuff now too apparently."
Benedict has shared his favourite films and TV series with iTunes. Please find a full list of his personal recommendations here: Benedict Cumberbatch's favourites or www.itunes.com/benedictcumberbatch