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A few years ago, Idris Elba was an actor who was not known for his larger than life voice and amazing acting career. But now after films like Thor and Pacific Rim burned up the box office, Elba is becoming a house hold name.
Following those films, Elba took on the role of a lifetime and played Nelson Mandela in the biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Elba has been receiving Oscar buzz and has received a best actor nomination for the Golden Globes for his role as Mandela.
Elba will be pulling double duty during the Globes, he is also nominated for his work on the BBC drama, Luther for Best Actor Miniseries or Television Film.
TheCelebrityCafe.com is counting down the top five Idris Elba movies in honor of his recent success and nominations. Did your favorite not make the list? Comment below and add your favorite.