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Idris Elba was determined to be an actor

Idris Elba was determined to be an actor

Jul 10 2013, 1:15am CDT | by

Idris Elba was determined to be an actor after working in a car factory. The 'Pacific Rim' star has revealed that the monotonous routine of working in a motoring assembly job gave him the push he...

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Idris Elba was determined to be an actor

Jul 10 2013, 1:15am CDT | by

Idris Elba was determined to be an actor after working in a car factory.

The 'Pacific Rim' star has revealed that the monotonous routine of working in a motoring assembly job gave him the push he needed to leave behind his home in north London and move to New York City in pursuit of his passion.

Recalling his decision to make a career out of acting, he said: "It happened at a time when I wasn't making any money from it. I was doing a night shift at the Ford factory in Dagenham with my dad and I knew that if I stayed there, I'd be a lifer. I took the moment to say, 'Stop. Go for it.'

"The next morning, I took a flight to New York. I didn't get a job. I tried to get into the Lee Strasberg school but there was all sorts of red tape. But it gave me the energy to come back and do it. When I got back to London, the first thing I did was get a play."

While his career began to take off in his native England, the 40-year-old actor knew he hit the big time after landing a role in US TV drama 'The Wire' in 2002, which was produced by prestigious US channel HBO.

He told Time Out: "It was a massive achievement at that time. Here I was in America, on a HBO show! I was like, 'F**k off!' I didn't have a massive part in the first series but I was living my dream. It came after a long stint of unemployment, at a point when I really wanted to do it. I threw my heart into it."

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MOBO Awards - all the winners

Oct 23 2014 4:24am CDT | Source: Music Week

Sam Smith was this year’s overall victor at the 2014 MOBO Awards, walking away with four wins. The singer won Best Album for debut In The Lonely Hour, Best Male and Best RnB/Soul Act, as well as Best Song for chart-topper Stay With Me. The 2014 event took place last night (October 22) at the Wembley Arena. Jessie J won Best Female, beating off competition from FKA Twigs and Katy B, while Beyoncé was crowned Best International Act. Idris Elba was previously bee ...
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2 weeks ago

Idris Elba’s Introduces Son Winston on Instagram! (PHOTO)

Oct 9 2014 3:46pm CDT | Source: Wet Paint

It’s been a few months since Idris Elba welcomed his first son, Winston, and the tot is finally ready for his close up! Actually, the he proud father has been sharing a few close-ups of his baby boy on Instagram, but he managed ...
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Ladies And Gentlemen, Please Enjoy Idris Elba’s Shirtless Workout

Oct 8 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: A Socialite's Life

Idris Elba? Shirtless workout? Yes please! The very sexy actor shared this gem of a video on Instagram today with the caption, “Training for my next Film. Bastille Day. Grinding.” Yeah Idris, you work that workout. This is so much better than the time we only got to stare at his mu ...
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Here's Video of a Very Sweaty, Shirtless Idris Elba Working Out

Oct 8 2014 11:26am CDT | Source: Pop Sugar

Idris Elba took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a very special video - specifically, one in which he works out shirtless. In the caption, he explained that he's training for his next film, Bastille Day, an action movie that also costars Richard Madden from Game of Thrones. A few weeks ago, Idris participated in a Reddit AMA, sweetly talking about his parents, his fans, and his favorite Disney movie, The Jungle Book. More importantly, though, let's get back to th ...
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Charlie Young is Luke Cage!

Oct 2 2014 6:20am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Marvel fans have anxiously awaited a first look at Netflix’s ‘Daredevil‘ series to arrive at New York Comic-Con 2014, but if a new report is to be believed, the superhero empire may already have found its live-action ‘Luke Cage‘ as well. ‘Psych‘ and ‘West Wing‘ star Dulé Hill has reportedly won the part of Marvel’s comic book hero for hire, while both ‘Jessica Jones‘ and ‘Iron Fist‘ may soon be announced as well.Take this one with a healthy dose of skepticism for the moment, but ComicBookMo ...
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Idris Elba Takes a Bite Out of His Mobo Inspiration Award

Sep 23 2014 7:30pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Idris Elba gets playful while attending the 2014 MOBO Awards Nominations Launch held at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club on Tuesday (September 23) in London, England. The 42-year-old actor became the first-ever recipient of the Mobo Inspiration Award. Congrats, Idris! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Idris Elba “I want to say thank you so much this is an amazing honor. I never thought I’d ever hold one of these,” Idris said during his speech (via The Telegraph) ...
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Kim Kardashian Makes a Cute New Friend

Sep 15 2014 9:54am CDT | Source: Pop Sugar

Kim Kardashian cuddles a koala - Us Weekly Selena Gomez has a new look - HuffPost Find out more about Miss America - ET Online Are you ready for Gone Girl? - Lainey Gossip Celebrities take sides on Scottish debate - Hollywood Reporter Kristen Wiig reveals Bridesmaids news - TooFab Idris Elba wins the box office - Rotten Tomatoes French Montana isn't bothered by drama - Wonderwall The biggest ce ...
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6 weeks ago

What You Missed On VH1: Haley Joel Osment’s Transformation From Boy To Man

Sep 14 2014 3:00pm CDT | Source: Scandalist

View Photo Gallery Last week on VH1, we covered the biggest celebrity breakups of 2014, the absolute scariest celebrities, fabulous NFL wife Jessie James Decker and more. What has unrecognizable Haley Joel Osment been up to since his Sixth Sense days? [VH1] Revisit the time when Robin Thicke tried to win Paula Patton back and other horrible celebrity breakups of 2014. [VH1] Acto ...
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6 weeks ago

"NO GOOD DEED" (Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson) #1 at U.S. Box Office

Sep 13 2014 11:35am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Variety: "No Good Deed" Easily Dominates "Dolphin Tale 2" at Friday Box OfficeThere’s a new “guardian” of the box office.A newcomer, Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson’s “No Good Deed,” has finally pushed “Guardians of the Galaxy” off its throne. The Sony thriller opened to $8.8 million Stateside on Friday and is headed for a $24 to $25 million launch that will provide a much-needed boost to the historically low U.S. box office earnings.Warner Bros.’ ...
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6 weeks ago

Taraji P. Henson: "I Feel I'm Just Getting Back to Me" After 20 Years of Motherhood

Sep 12 2014 6:30pm CDT | Source: Pop Sugar

Taraji P. Henson goes head to head with Idris Elba in No Good Deed, which is in theaters now. We caught up with Taraji in LA to ask about her intense fight scenes with Idris and why she has more in common with her ch ...
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