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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."

Source: Bang Showbiz

 
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3 days ago

Will Packer and Taraji P. Henson Host Atlanta No Good Deed Advance Screening

Aug 29 2014 10:47am CDT | Source: All HipHop

Wednesday night Atlanta’s own filmmaker Will “Power” Packer held a private press screening for his new film, No Good Deed. A private dinner with Taraji P. Henson followed. Both the press screening and media dinner were held in Atlanta at Atlantic Station. The house was packed with VIP guests including Mekhi Phifer, Omar Epps, Todd Tucker (Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta”), Kenny Burns and WVEE-FM on-air personality Ryan Cameron. ...
Source: All HipHop   Full article at: All HipHop
 

 
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4 days ago

Charlie Hunnam cast as Guy Ritchie's King Arthur

Aug 27 2014 8:34pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

We’ve known for a while that Guy Ritchie has been trying to get his version of King Arthur going (though perhaps not as the six feature films originally intended).  Things got a bit more real last month when Idris Elba was cast as a “Merlin-esque figure who trains and mentors Arthur.”  Now it appears as though they may have cast Arthur himself in the form of Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim, Sons of Anarchy).  In additi ...
Source: Oh No They Didn't!   Full article at: Oh No They Didn't!
 

 
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5 days ago

Idris Elba Talks About His (Not) Dick Again on Jimmy Kimmel

Aug 27 2014 4:25pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

You know what the greatest thing about Idris Elba is? Feel free to all shout out ‘everything!’ in unison, but it’s actually that he doesn’t take himself too seriously and he doesn’t mind talking about his junk.I think if the entire internet saw a photo of me in which it looked like my penis was enormous, I’d respond pretty much like Jon Hamm did, by being like ‘SHUT UP ABOUT MY DICK ALREADY.’ Although if it were me, I might tak ...
Source: Oh No They Didn't!   Full article at: Oh No They Didn't!
 

 
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5 days ago

Idris Elba Clears the Air on His Bulge: "I Don't Want to Scare the World"

Aug 27 2014 11:15am CDT | Source: Pop Sugar

By now, you've probably seen those infamous photos of Idris Elba's alleged bulge, and the British actor is still trying to calm down all the rumors about his package size. After the pictures first popped up, Idris tweeted that the "bulge" in question was actually a wire for a microphone, crushing the dreams of many fans. He clarified his comments again when he stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night, saying that ...
Source: Pop Sugar  Full article at: Pop Sugar
 

 
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5 days ago

Idris Elba did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Damp ‘Dris is the best ‘Dris?

Aug 27 2014 10:20am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

Idris Elba was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to promote his new thriller, No Good Deed. That’s the one where he terrorizes Taraji P. Henson. Idris was in LA because of the Emmys (he was nominated for Luther), but there were seriously only a handful of photos of him. He not only did the Emmys red carpet, but he also went to the HBO after-party and still, there are barely any photos of him. Maybe he really does blend in and no one notices him. Huh. Anyway, his Kimmel interview was sort ...
Source: Celebitchy.com   Full article at: Celebitchy.com
 

 
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5 days ago

Idris Elba Finally Speaks About His Allegedly Massive Penis

Aug 27 2014 9:34am CDT | Source: Defamer

Idris Elba appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to (among other things, I'm sure) re-clear the air about, uh, that photo of him. His pants? I mean—well, the photo of what was in his pants. You know? Th ...
Source: Defamer  Full article at: Defamer
 

 
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6 days ago

Why Wasn’t Benedict Cumberbatch At The Emmys, There Wasn’t Not Enough Idris Elba: Celeb News In Six Clicks

Aug 26 2014 11:30am CDT | Source: A Socialite's Life

The more you know. Here are six news headlines that you’ll want to click! — Are We All Sad That Benedict Cumberbatch Didn’t Show Up Last Night? [Celebitchy] — Why Aren’t There More Photos of Idris Elba From the Emmys?! [Lainey Gossip] — Sarah Palin‘s Ice Bucket Challenge Is Absolutely Priceless [Towleroad] — This Grandma is Trying ...
Source: A Socialite's Life   Full article at: A Socialite's Life
 

 
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6 days ago

Emmys 2014 Winner Cary Joji Fukunaga Just Became an Internet Sensation & Everyone's Emmy Crush!

Aug 26 2014 8:50am CDT | Source: Just Jared

Director Cary Joji Fukunaga became an Internet sensation after winning big at the 2014 Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday (August 25) in Los Angeles. The 37-year-old True Detective director won the Outstanding Directing award for his work on the show – and the Internet now loves him because…he’s hot! Fans instantly began commenting on the super cutie and his fancy braids when he accepted his award on st ...
Source: Just Jared   Full article at: Just Jared
 

 
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1 week ago

Benedict Cumberbatch to Voice Shere Khan in the Other New Jungle Book

Aug 20 2014 9:31am CDT | Source: Defamer.com

Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as the voice of Shere Khan in an upcoming adaptation of the Jungle Book. You might be thinking, "Hasn't Idris Elba already been cast as the voice of Shere Khan in the upcoming adaptation of the Jungle Book?" And the answer is yes! This is ...
Source: Defamer.com   Full article at: Defamer.com
 

 
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1 week ago

Benedict Cumberbatch to voice Shere Khan in ‘The Jungle Book’: yay or nay?

Aug 20 2014 6:25am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

Oh, Benedict. Your voice of velvet smoke, rippled with good Scotch and poshness. You are a Forever Dong for your voice alone. I will probably see Penguins of Madagascar for his voice work alone – he plays a wolf called Agent Classified. And now he’s getting into the tiger business. It was announced yesterday that he will be voicing Shere Khan in the second scheduled adaptation of The Jungle Book. There’s one a ...
Source: Celebitchy.com   Full article at: Celebitchy.com
 

 

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