I was cast in 'Thor' and I'm cast as a Nordic god. If you know anything about the Nords, they don't look like me but there you go. I think that's a sign of the times for the future. I think we will see multi-level casting. I think we will see that, and I think that's good.Idris Elba
I'd rather a young black actor read about success as opposed to how tough it was. I get these roles because I can act and that's it. Hopefully that's it.Idris Elba
It was deeply important for me to understand where Mandela came from. Because we know where he was going, and that's a famous story, but who was he? Where did he come from? What was his upbringing?Idris Elba
It's really funny because the same people who loved me as Stringer Bell were the same people that were watching 'Daddy's Little Girls' literally in tears.Idris Elba
The long and short of it is that I am now in a position in England to green light movies, and that's really excellent - not high-budget movies, but movies none the less.Idris Elba
There's the argument that you can relate to someone who's completely unrelatable. In the way that a director shows you his imagination on a film, then I get to show you my imagination in a big dumb character.Idris Elba
White actors still get way more money in Hollywood. It's been that way for a very long time. I hope it'll change, but it's a matter of forcing that change.Idris Elba
You watch yourself age and it's hard to feel like a sex symbol.Idris Elba
is a famous British actor,
who was born on
September 6, 1972. As a person born on this date, Idris Elba is listed in our database as the 1st
most popular celebrity for the day (September 6) and the 25th most popular for the year (1972).
People born on September 6
fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin.
Idris Elba is the 115th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Idris Elba's birthday, Idris Elba is the 20th most famous British and ranks 7th in famous people born in Hackney, London, England, UK.
In general, Idris Elba ranks as the 1286th
most popular famous person, and the 270th most popular actor of all time.
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