Benedict, who plays Julian Assange in new film The Fifth Estate, has previously spoken about becoming an unlikely pin-up, saying: "It puts a bit of a spring in your step. It's nice, you swagger a little bit, it's enjoyable.
"I've punched well above my weight this year... I find it hysterically funny... It's a giggle. I wield it with a massive smile."
The poll was conducted on www.empireonline.com.
Its editor James Dyer said: "It's a great result for British stars... this list also reflects the continuing popularity of superhero movies: six of the top 10 men have played superheroes and five of the top 10 women have appeared in comic-book movies."
Intellectual snobbery could stop you making a good friend. Just because a person doesn't make it obvious it doesn't mean they don't have the necessary knowledge and know how. On the contrary, a newcomer will have some impressive experience. By adopting a friendly attitude you could form a solid working partnership. You'll appreciate their quirky ways and they'll be impressed by your extensive knowledge. It's a match made in heaven. You'll probably have to make the first move.More