Anyone who has watched TV over the past decade has probably heard of CBS show The Big Bang Theory. In its dozen seasons, the comedy has captivated audiences with its smarts and nerdy sense of humor. And what’s more, the sitcom has often boasted some of the most impressive viewing figures for young to middle-aged adults across all scripted shows on TV.
The standout star of the sitcom was Jim Parsons, though. As soon as he read the script, the budding actor reportedly knew that he could play the part of Sheldon Cooper – and knew that he could play it well. And after 12 years – as well as four Primetime Emmys and a Golden Globe – Parsons has made it very clear just how right that instinct was.