Sherlock Holmes

updated 02/02/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/02/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

Granted, this chap in the funny hat is the most brilliant detective in fiction. But what's kept Sherlock Holmes and his credulous companion, Dr. Watson, on the case for a full century? Elementary: Holmes is one of the greatest film roles ever conceived. Here are a few of the actors who have made Sherlock an indelible part of our movie memories.

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