Benedict Cumberbatch (FANTASTIC name) - For those of you who aren't BBC fans, this man plays Sherlock Holmes. Correction, this man has perfected the role of Sherlock Holmes. Besides the voice, the look, the completely stolid and unbreakable concentration, he has the remarkable ability to show realization in his eyes in one continuous shot without blinking once. It's breathtaking.
When Marilyn Monroe learned that the Mocambo, a popular Hollywood night club, would not book Ella Fitzgerald because of segregation. Marilyn phoned the manager and told him that she would reserve a front row table every night Ella performed there, knowing that her presence would get a lot of press and publicity for the club. Soon thereafter, Ella became the first African-American to perform at the Mocambo, and as promised, Marilyn was seated right up front to enjoy her favorite singer.