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Idris Elba’s many faces and roles


When it comes to the top black actors in Hollywood, the undeniable and insatiable Idris Elba definitely makes the cut. From starring as a street thug on HBO’s “The Wire” to transforming into an admirable and determined father in Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls, Elba has convinced us that he can nail any role.

In honor of the British actor’s recent film, No Good Deed, where the 42-year-old plays an unstable escaped convict who terrorizes a woman (Taraji P. Henson) and her two children, we’re breaking down the many faces of the sex symbol throughout the years, from TV to his biggest blockbusters.

Hit the flip for the many faces and roles of Elba below. – ruthie hawkins/@ruubabie

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  1. Yesgawd! on September 13, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Ooh he is too fine to be playing a bad guy like that!

  2. sue on September 15, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Ibris is a good actor and deserve his roles, but I still would like to see Laz Alonso get some of those roles. He is just as good looking and is also a good actor.I think he will be able to also carry a leading role very good.