Albert Einstein

Despite his somewhat disheveled look, Albert Einstein is one of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his contribution to theoretical physics. Even most people can recite his famous equation, E=mc2 (though trying to explain it might be another story).

Sherlock Holmes (BBC)

BBC’s Sherlock transports the eponymous detective from his Victorian-era home to the 21st century. While that may mean he’s solving crime with the assistance of modern technology and sending messages via text instead of telegram, his vast intelligence, deductive reasoning and gentleman’s dress sense all remain intact.

Sheldon Cooper

Sheldon Cooper

In The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) has a genius IQ and photographic memory, though he spends most of those brain cycles on comic books, sci-fi, and sci-fi comic books. He himself enjoys costumes, even dressing up as Raggedy C3P-O one Halloween.