Happy Birthday Idris Elba: Looking back at the movies of the Man with limitless talent
Updated On : 06 Oct 2018,11:21 AM
Born Idrissa Akuna Elba, Idris Elba is a no-stranger face in the Tinsel Town. With the looks, the skill and the charm he has producers shortlisting him for their next movie. A chameleon when it comes to acting, he can slip into the shoes of a loving dad as easily as being a gunslinger. From starring in Marvel’s Thor to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi/extra-terrestrial mystery movie, Idris’s list in the Hollywood’s scroll is a long one. In fact, there was a long buzz of talk about him replacing the next 007, though he has denied the claims. Many prayed silently that he did! As this English actor turns 46 today, here is a list of some of his must-watch movies:
The Dark Tower- With two Hollywood greats coming together - Idris Elba and Mathew McConaughey, what more is there to say. A fantasy with a touch of the good-old Western cowboys with Edris Elba as the last gunslinger is enough said to have this movie in your watch list.
Prometheus- Idris Elba might not be playing the main role but remember the condiments are what makes the dish. And as a character aka Captain Janek on whom the lead actor depends on, Prometheus a sci-fi movie got a lot more interesting with the sleeping Idris waking up from his cryosleep.
The Jungle Book- Did you just want to get up your seat, dive inside the screen and kill the malicious, Shere Khan? That’s Idris Ebla for you! Just the sound of his in an animated movie can fill you with surmounting emotions.
Mandela: The long walk to freedom- Although the biopic movie received mixed reviews from the audience, many critics gave it a thumbs up, given the fact that the movie was the big leap for Idris Elba as ab actor. But you have to give it to him because not many can pull off roles from being a spaceship caption to the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary leader, Nelson Mandela.
Beasts of No Nation- Probably one of his best movies, Beasts of No Nation focuses on the subject of the civil war in Africa. Playing the beyond-words cruel warlord who trains a young orphan to join his group of guerrilla soldiers, this movie is so good it kept the audience scratching their head as to why the movie wasn’t in the highlight of the Oscars.