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Cumberbatch responds to Sam Elliott calling “Power” an “s–t”.

This guy didn’t heed Sam Elliott’s comments.

Oscar-nominated The Power of Dog star Benedict Cumberbatch has officially responded to Elliott after the 77-year-old western icon made “very strange” criticism of the 12-time Oscar-nominated flick last week.

“Someone really took offense at the way the west was portrayed,” said Cumberbatch, 45, who is a 2022 Academy Award contender for his work on the Jane Campion-directed western.

The “Dr. Strange” actor – who did his rebuttal during one BAFTA Film Sessions event – Related on Elliott’s controversial appearance on Marc Maron’s “WTF Podcast” last week, in which he called “Dog” a “piece of st” and compared the characters to Chippendales dancers “who wear bow ties and not much more.”

“That’s what all those damn cowboys looked like in that movie,” Elliott scolded. “They’re all walking around in chaps and shirtless. There’s all these references to homosexuality throughout the f–King movie.”

Benedict Cumberbatch took offense at Sam Elliott's comments regarding "The power of the dog."
Benedict Cumberbatch took offense at Sam Elliott’s comments on The Power of the Dog.
Benedict Cumberbatch in a scene from "The power of the dog."
Benedict Cumberbatch in a scene from The Might of the Dog.
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The “Big Lebowski” narrator added that while the New Zealand-born Campion is a “brilliant director,” he does not have the skills to helm a film set in Montana in the early 20th century.

“I love her earlier work, but what the hell does this woman from down there, New Zealand, know about the American West?” Elliott was furious and went on to criticize her decision to shoot the western in her home country.

Needless to say, Cumberbatch didn’t like the Tombstone actor’s online gunslingers.

“I’m trying very hard not to say anything about a very strange reaction that happened on a radio podcast here the other day,” the Emmy winner said, before adding that it was “unfair” to comment in as much detail as how had only heard the criticism second-hand through newspapers.

Cumberbatch is a contender for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in the film.
Cumberbatch is a contender for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in the film.
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Cumberbatch, who plays sadistic rancher Phil Burbank with sexual conflicts in “Dog,” said his character is important because “those people still exist in our world.”

“If we want to understand what poisons men’s health, what creates toxic masculinity, we have to look [under] the hood of characters like Phil Burbank to see what their fight is and why it’s there in the first place,” he explained. “Otherwise it keeps repeating itself.”

The London native added: “Whether it’s on our doorstep, or whether it’s down the road, or whether it’s someone we meet in a bar or pub or on the sports field, there’s aggression and anger and frustration and the incompetence , controlling or knowing who you are in the moment that is causing harm to that person and, as we know, to those around them.”

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Dais Johnston

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