08/22/2014 02:19 pm ET Updated Aug 22, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch Puts Other Celebrities To Shame With New Take On The Ice Bucket Challenge

Benedict Cumberbatch has officially taken on the Ice Bucket Challenge -- or should we say Ice Buckets Challenge.

In an over two-minute video posted to Youtube, the star puts other notables to shame by taking not one but six buckets of ice water to the head. (Well, technically five buckets and one motorcycle helmet.) The mini-film employs some pretty artful misdirection too: Cumberbatch explicitly states at the beginning that he only plans to take on the one bucket. After it's been dumped, the actor steps into the shower to warm up, only to get splashed with a second while he's stark naked. It all spirals from there:

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