Idris Elba’s 10 Sexiest Roles

  • Idris Elba, the Office

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  • Idris Elba in ’Legacy’

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  • Idris Elba in ’Prometheus’

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  • Idris Elba ’American Gangster’

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  • Idris Elba in ’Takers’

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  • Idris Elba in RocknRolla

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  • Idris Elba in ’Daddy’s Little Girls’

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  • Idris Elba in ’Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’

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  • Idris Elba in ’The Wire’

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  • Idris Elba in ’Luther’

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Idris Elba is one of the world’s hottest men. As we head to theaters to see his new movie, No Good Deed, we’re looking back on the sexiest parts he’s ever played.

Before he was chasing serial killers on Luther, Elba was one of the bad guys, first wowing us as Stringer Bell in HBO’s The Wire in 2002. He went on to other major film and TV roles, including 2013’s Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. Fighting for equality never looked so sexy.

So what other roles are among Elba’s most appealing?

Elba also made bad look good in 2007’s American Gangster alongside Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, and T.I. In the clip below, watch him describe how his swagger helped him blend in on set.

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