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Idris Elba’s 10 Best Movies

Idris Elba

Idris Elba is an actor whose career has been equally divided between defining roles on both the big and small screens.  A career television actor, Elba broke out in HBO’s The Wire as Stringer Bell and has continued to create and expand one of TV’s best charactes in DCI John Luther for the BBC.  Joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Asgard’s gatekeeper, Heimdall, gave Elba feature film exposure that has caused the actor’s star to continue to rise.  Elba has probably had the best two years of his career over the last two using both his live-action talents in Beasts of No Nation and Molly’s Game as well as the intensity and versatily of his voice in The Jungle Book, Finding Dory, and Zootopia.  Hero or villain, TV or film, voice or full presence, Elba commands the attention of audiences, and his best is yet to come. Continue reading Idris Elba’s 10 Best Movies

Trailer Time: Mandela Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

Idris Elba has long been one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood.  He got a little bit of fame from playing Heimdal in Thor and Thor The Dark World, but if you want to see Idris Elba, watch him as Stringer Bell on The Wire.  Watch him as John Luther on the BBC’s Luther (I want him to return to that character so badly).  He’s immensely talented and you’d better be if you’re taking on the role of the most pivotal figure in African politics in the 20th Century: Nelson Mandela.  This film will focus, not on Mandela as Morgan Freeman showed him in Invictus post-incarceration.  This is the Mandela that was branded a terrorist.  This is the young Mandela.  If he can land it, maybe he’ll finally get the recognition he deserves (though I won’t get my third season of Luther).  Mandela Long Walk to Freedom opens on November 29, 2013.
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