Posted on September 6, 2017 at 1:16 pm

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Birthday Special: 9 achievements of Idris Elba that prove you should know the name

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Idris Elba is the name you should be aware of. Why you ask? Well, this man is not only a multi-tasker but a name associated with huge projects. On his birthday today, watch his achievements unfold right here:

  1. He has been nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film, winning one, and was nominated five times for a Primetime Emmy Award.
  2. He is the face of ‘Thor’, for which he received BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor.
  3. Apart from that, he voiced Chief Bogo in ‘Zootopia’, Shere Khan in ‘The Jungle Book’, Fluke in ‘Finding Dory’ and played the role of Krall in ‘Star Trek Beyond’.
  4. He will make his directorial debut with an adaptation of the 1992 novel Yardie by Victor Headley.
  5. Elba is a DJ under the moniker DJ Big Driis (or Big Driis the Londoner) and a hip hop and soul musician.
  6. In 2016, he was named in the Time 100 list of the Most Influential People in the World.
  7. In 2009, he starred in the horror film ‘The Unborn’ and in ‘Obsessed’, a thriller that had him cast opposite Beyoncé. The latter was a box office success, taking $29 million in its opening weekend.
  8. In 2015, Elba appeared as Heimdall in the superhero blockbuster ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, directed by Joss Whedon. Elba also starred alongside Abraham Attah in the film ‘Beasts of No Nation’ which premiered in select theaters and on Netflix. He earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture as well as a BAFTA nomination for a Supporting Actor award in the Film category.
  9. He played Nelson Mandela in the biographical film ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ (2013).
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