IDRIS ELBA WALKS THE WEST

Chattanooga Times Free Press - Parade - - PERSONALITY -

From ac­tion films (Thor and Pa­cific Rim) to dra­mas (Man­dela: Long Walk to Free­dom) and fam­ily fare (Find­ing Dory and Zootopia), Idris Elba, 44, has done it all. Now the star of TV’s

Luther heads into a des­o­late Old West–like land­scape as the Gun­slinger in the sci-fi film

The Dark Tower, in the­aters Aug. 4, based on a Stephen King novel se­ries. Here are five facts about the Lon­don-born ac­tor. 1. He got tonguetied when he met his celebrity crush, Meryl Streep. 2. He moon­lights as a DJ, some­times billed as DJ Driis or Big Driis. 3. He’s an ac­tor with no for­mal act­ing train­ing. 4. In 2015, he be­came the first male to make the cover of Maxim mag­a­zine. 5. Daniel Craig nom­i­nated him to be the next James Bond.

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