Over the year's, I've seen plenty of people walk through the doors of 221B Baker Street. Basil Rathbone was my first Sherlock. Later, in the 1980s, Tom Baker (just after his stint as Doctor Who), Peter O'Toole, Peter Cushing and Ian Richardson all pulled on the deerstalker before Jeremy Brett did such a marvelous job in the long-running British TV series.
For many people these days, their choice of favorite Sherlock would be a toss-up between Robert Downey Junior (about to delight us with his second outing as the deerstalkered crusader in the upcoming movie, A Game of Shadows and Benedict Cumberbatch.
I love both versions, but if you ask me, neither can claim the 'Best Sherlock' title. That honor goes to the one and only Michael Caine, who played Holmes in the criminally under-appreciated, classic movie, Without A Clue.
If you haven't had a chance to see this clever, funny take on the world's most famous private detective, I thoroughly recommend you treat yourself to a viewing. You won't regret it.
How about you?
Who's your favorite Sherlock?