The Many Faces Of Idris Elba

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For the last few weeks, one of the most discussed actors was Idris Elba, and not because of a new film coming out. Instead, we got a typical Internet lynchmob running after someone who made a James Bond-related comment which was taken out of context, and quite possibly deliberately misconstrued as well. Matt Brown wrote a pretty good article about some of the racial aspects of the whole thing.

Be that as it may, this whole discussion allowed us all to talk a lot about Idris Elba, which is not a bad thing at all, for he is a great actor and eminently watchable. The man is a walking mountain of charisma, when necessary.

So once again I'm going to use eleven pictures of one of my favourite thespians to make a quiz. Click through the images, and guess which movies or shows they're from. No competition, no prizes, just for fun, try to see how far you get without using IMDb!

And I'll post the answers next Thursday, or earlier if someone gets all eleven of them right.


Michele "Izzy" Galgana, Kurt Halfyard and Shelagh Rowan-Legg contributed to this story.

And here he is! This picture doesn't count yet for the quiz (it's just a glamorous red carpet shot), but all others do. So please browse through the gallery: click on the edge of the picture to get the next one, and see how many of them all you can identify!

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Stitch_JonesSeptember 11, 2015 10:14 AM

#03 - Prometheus?
#04 - Pacific Rim
#05 - The Wire
#08 - Mandela - Long Walk to Freedom?

(4 out of 11...embarrassing...)

VyceVictusSeptember 11, 2015 11:05 AM

#02 28 Weeks Later
#06 Obsessed
Man, this one is tougher than I thought

Don DryeSeptember 11, 2015 1:15 PM

#01 Rock'n'Rolla, #07 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, #09 American Gangster, #10 The Reaping? and I have no clue for #11

DiggerSeptember 11, 2015 6:26 PM

#5 has to be THE WIRE, his most iconic role

DiggerSeptember 11, 2015 6:27 PM

It's tough because he has the same look in every role.

He's not changing wigs for every movie like Nic Cage.

Ard VijnSeptember 12, 2015 3:10 AM

All correct!
That leaves 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11...

Ard VijnSeptember 12, 2015 3:10 AM

Both correct!
That leaves 1, 7, 9, 10 and 11...

Ard VijnSeptember 12, 2015 3:11 AM

All correct!
That just leaves 11...

Ard VijnSeptember 12, 2015 3:11 AM

It is (and it is).

JahsoldierSeptember 12, 2015 7:17 AM

#11 is The Unborn

Ard VijnSeptember 12, 2015 10:24 AM

Correct! That was the last one.

Ard VijnSeptember 12, 2015 1:15 PM

That concludes the quiz! As usual, here are the films and the people who first recognized them:

1: ROCK'N'ROLLA (Don Drye)
2: 28 WEEKS LATER (VyceVictus)
3: PROMETHEUS (Stitch_Jones)
4: PACIFIC RIM (Stitch_Jones)
5: THE WIRE (Stitch_Jones)
6: OBSESSED (VyceVictus)
7: GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE (Don Drye)
8: MANDELA - LONG WALK TO FREEDOM (Stitch_Jones)
9: AMERICAN GANGSTER (Don Drye)
10: THE REAPING (Don Drye)
11: THE UNBORN (Jahsoldier)