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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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First Look: Idris Elba Will Invade Your Home In All The Wrong In ‘No Good Deed’

Jun 14 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Pink is the New Blog

Actor Idris Elba Makes Short Film Directorial Debut For Pepsi MAX 'Beat's of the Beautiful Game'
The whole premise of this movie is so messed up. It’s like they’re taking advantage of all of us who’ve been dreaming about the night when Idris Elba shows up at our homes. They’re taking advantage of us and they’re punishing us for our inappropriate fantasies about a life with Idris—a life away from our [...] ...
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No Good Deed Official Trailer

Jun 12 2014 1:49pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Actor Idris Elba Makes Short Film Directorial Debut For Pepsi MAX 'Beat's of the Beautiful Game'
Terri (Taraji P. Henson), a devoted wife and mother of two, lives an ideal life that takes a dramatic turn when her home and children are threatened by Colin (Idris Elba), a charming stranger who smooth-talks his way into her house, claiming car trouble. The unexpected invitation leaves her and her family terrorized and fighting for su ...
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The 30 (5) Greatest Avengers Team Members

Jun 5 2014 11:36pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

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1. Iron ManThe Avenger: The superhero alter ego of billionaire playboy Tony Stark. Iron Man’s exo-suit gives him an insane amount of power. It also means he can fly.Team History: Alongside Thor, Wasp and Ant-Man, Iron Man was a founding member of the Avengers. He even donated his Manhattan mansion to the team as its base.Movie Version: When Robert Downey Jr was cast as Iron Man, there were guffaws and gulps of apprehens ...
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"12 Years a Slave sucked up all the guilt about black people," claims Mandela Screenwriter

Jun 3 2014 1:19pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

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British screenwriter William Nicholson has brushed off Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’s awards disappointment with a controversial explanation.Oscar-nominated Nicholson, 66, believes the Nelson Mandela biopic starring Idris Elba was not a huge box office success because 12 Years a Slave “sucked up all the guilt about black people that was available” before his movie was released.“I think it worked superbly,” he told an audience at the Hay Festival. ...
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The ultimate guide to Sebastian Stan, fandom's fiery new obsession

May 31 2014 11:54am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

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The vagaries of Tumblr’s meme-like crushes often seem unfathomable. Sure, Tom Hiddleston is handsome, but is he really that great? And why are so many people obsessed with Dylan O’Brien, out of all the actors on Teen Wolf?We’ve spent a while tracking Tumblr’s various actor fandoms, from Jennifer Lawrence to Idris Elba, and arrived at the conclusion that this year’s big summer hit is Sebastian Stan. As in, that guy who starred in Captain America: The Winter Soldier as the tit ...
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