rosencrantz and gildenstern are dead

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Very first scene I EVER saw Iain in -

STARTING WITH THE CHICKEN LOL - Scene stealer ☺

I loved him right away but lost track of him for a while and then saw him in something else and followed the same pattern LOL

Game of Thrones is finally what sent me into full fan girl mode ♥

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Benedict Cumberbatch as Rosencrantz and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Gildenstern in PBS’s Great Performances.

What a cutie.  Rosencrantz is precious.

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Benedict Cumberbatch in a scene from Rosencrantz and Gildenstern Are Dead for National Theatre’s 50th Anniversary TV Special, with Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Gildenstern (x)

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“Life In A Box” Gary Oldman's soliloquy from “Rosencrantz and Gildenstern Are Dead”

I really enjoy this scene.  The film I’m actually not too crazy about, but I just really loved this scene.  Gary Oldman is an amazing actor and he and Tim Roth do really well in this movie.  But, for some reason, I still just don’t get it.

However, this scene is fantastic. 

Whatever became of the moment when one first knew about death? There must have been one. A moment. In childhood. When it first occured to you that you don’t go on forever. Must have been shattering. Stamped into one’s memory. And yet, I can’t remember it. It never occured to me at all. We must be born with an intuition of mortality. Before we know the word for it. Before we know that there are words. Out we come, bloodied and squawling, with the knowledge that for all the points of the compass, theres only one direction. And time is its only measure.
—  From Tom Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead.” (Uttered by Rosencrantz)