37-year-old Benedict found fame in his role of detective Sherlock, however the sleuth’s marvelously intelligent - and obnoxious - ways have left the actor crying out for the chance to play a dimwit.
“I am so ready to play a dumb character,” he told T magazine. “I always seem to be cast as slightly wan, ethereal, troubled intellectuals or physically ambivalent bad lovers.”
Brainbox Benedict is also keen to point out that his Sherlock is actually a pretty terrible bloke.
“I always make it clear that people who become obsessed with him or the idea of him - he’d destroy you,” he said, shattering the hearts of fans everywhere. “He is an absolute b*****d.”
The award-winning actor has a history of playing smartypants roles and much of his theatre work includes Shakespeare plays.
The Brit star showed his funny side at the Oscars earlier this month, inspiring more than a few giggles when he photobombed U2.