Once you eliminate the least compelling Sherlock Holmes performances, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the best. Olivia Rutigliano ranks the 100 best, worst and strangest Sherlock Holmes portrayals of all time. Explore her list on crimereads.com

Trivia: Did Sherlock Holmes ever really say “Elementary, my dear Watson” in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved books? Scholars and fans say apparently not. He does say “Exactly my dear Watson” on a few occasions in the books, but that is the closest Conan Doyle’s writings come to Sherlock uttering his suggested signature phrase.