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Idris Elba
Idrissa Akuna Elba OBE (born 6 September 1972) is an English actor, writer, producer, rapper, singer, songwriter and DJ. He is known for roles including Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire, DCI John Luther in the BBC One series Luther, and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013). He has been nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, winning one, and was nominated five times for a Primetime Emmy Award.
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Idris Elba thought he’d been shot while filming ‘American Gangster’, says Ridley Scott

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American Gangster, according to director Ridley Scott.The actor played a dealer called Tango in the 2007 crime film, alongside Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe and Chiwetel Ejiofor.Speaking to MailOnline, Scott recalled a scene where Frank Lucas (Washington) puts a gun against the forehead of Tango (Elba), explaining that the weapon used on set had a solid filled-in barrel with no bullets or blanks in it.To provoke a realistic reaction from Elba, Scott told the actor to lean his head against the barrel so he’d be shocked by the recoil.“What happened was, I said to Idris ‘listen, when he puts the gun to your head lean on the gun’ – because by the way this is a gun with a solid barrel, there is no aperture, I would never risk it – but when.

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