Who’s the most famous fictional character of all time? Ahem? People? James Frey?
This November, Penguin is bringing out a new edition of its Complete Sherlock Holmes to coincide with Guy Ritchie’s adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved detective stories. “Sherlock Holmes,” it is claimed on the promotional material, “is not only the most famous character in crime fiction, but arguably the most famous character in all fiction.”
Ever since Iron Man, I can’t help but want to hang out with Robert Downey Jr. Even when he’s party to eviscerating and feasting on the entrails of a great fictional character. He just seems like he’d be so cool. And where the hell did those pipes come from, bro? I’m starting to feel slightly uncomfortable at your display of intellectually stimulating personality coupled with new muscles and scruffy facial hair… And how sweet are you with your love interest Jude Law? Who not only provides the film with at least one authentic accent, but also one more actor for whom I might be convinced to switch teams. But I digress…