15 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Idris Elba

Elba, Idris Elba. Most everyone knows who Idris Elba is: one of the most talented actors of today. Also, it’s no secret that he’s extremely attractive, and he’s one celebrity fans can’t help but stare at. That said, Elba should be even more admired for his hard work.

Whether he’s starring next to Matthew McConaughey in The Dark Tower, showcasing his voice performance skills in animated movies like Zootopia and Finding Dory or winning Golden Globes for Luther, Elba has become a massive success in Hollywood.

As much as he’s known for his acting abilities, there is so much more to the soon-to-be 45-year-old (his birthday is Sept. 6). If you’d like to learn a little bit more about the actor who portrayed Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, here are a few interesting facts about him that just might surprise you — and make you like him even more than you probably already do.

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