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The Greatest Depictions of Real Life Geeks On Film

By Vadim Newquist Aug 21, 2013

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Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate

The upcoming Julian Assange biopic already has Oscar buzz for its star, Benedict Cumberbatch, who is playing the controversial Assange, a computer hacker who founded the website Wikileaks, which eventually published secret documents that U.S. government officials insist have endangered the lives of many. This is, of course, is extremely debatable, but regardless of what one's views on Assange are, we believe everyone who views the trailer can agree that Cumberbatch is definitely handing in an electrifying performance!

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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