"I feel like I'm an honorary Brit having played Sherlock. More importantly than playing Sherlock, I believe I helped launch all these really good TV shows. Even though I didn't get a cut of those TV shows, it's just enough to know. But Johnny Lee (Miller) and Benedict (Cumberbatch), either one of those guys could have played (Sherlock Holmes) in the movie and it probably still would have been as successful." Sherlock Holmes star Robert Downey, Jr. feels responsible for spawning hit TV shows Sherlock and Elementary, about the legendary sleuth.