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Chiwetel Ejiofor Essay

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Chiwetel Ejiofor began his career doing plays and was later recognized for his great talent. He has gone from playing roles as a supporting actor to being one of the most highly recognized actors in Hollywood. As a kid he would go up to the studio and watch plays all day until it was time to go home. The beginning of Chiwetel Ejiofor career started with plays. His dream was that one day he would star in a movie as the main character.
Chiwetel Ejiofor was born on July 10, 1977, in London, England, both parents worked with medicine and had prominent singing/performance careers. Chiwetel and his father got in a car accident in Nigeria and Chiwetel was hospitalized for more than two ...view middle of the document...

Later in 2003 he played a villain in the movie serenity. Chiwetel made his breakout performance in Stephen Frears Dirty Pretty Things in 2003, where he played as Okwe a kind hearted Nigerian doctor. Ejiofor landed another high - profile romantic comedy Love Actually co - starring Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, and Laura Linney, in which he played as Peter The husband to Keira K. Juliet. Then he took a turn in Spike Lee’s relationship comedy She Hate Me in 2004. In another 2004 movie Chiwetel played a member of South African parliament who cannot remember being tortured as a captive political activist in Red Dust. In 2005 Chiwetel played a charismatically sadistic crime boss responsible for the murder of the adoptive mother of four sons who scour the streets of Detroit on a Quest for the revenge in Four Brothers. After that The writer director Woody Allen wanted him to be a suitor for Radha Mitchell in Melinda and Melinda. Chiwetel continued his career and joined an ensemble cast for Tsunami, The AfterMath. Playing an anguished father desperately looking for his six year old daughter after the massive 2004 tsunami that devastated Southeast Asia ripped her from his arms. Later in the year 2006 Chiwetel reunited with Spike Lee and made a thriller Inside Man. Playing a Savvy New York detective whose partner ( Denzel Washington) active in a game of cat and mouse with a bank thief (Clive Owen) trying to pull off the perfect heist. Chiwetel ended the year with a strong performance as the leader of a resistance movement in Alfonso Cuaron’s Children Of Men. Chiwetel played a brazilian jiu jitsu instructor in David Mamets Redbelt in 2007. Chiwetel was a co - star in Talk to Me, a biopic that focused on African American ex - convict, Petey Greene (Don Cheadle). Don Cheadle became a success on radio and television talk shows and has Chiwetel star on one of his talk shows, he speaks on taking on one of the most daring roles in recent times his hesitation movies involving black people and more. The next film Chiwetel starred in was with Denzel Washington in American Gangster and he was the brother of the once powerful heroin kingpin frank Lucas (Denzel Washington). Chiwetel directed the short film Slapper in 2008. Chiwetel starred in Endgame and portrayed Thabo Mbeki the director of information for the African National Congress in the days of apartheid. In 2009 he joined a cast for three films Sci Fi thriller 2012, Endgame, and Tonight at Noon. The summer of 2013 Chiwetel appeared in the Joe Wright play Season of the Congo(Biography). Chiwetel went through a crazy physical transformation he was fitted with long artificial fingernails had hair removed with wax In the movie Kinky Boots. He earned a Golden Globe Award nomination in Kinky Boots. He earned another Golden Globe Award for best performance by an actor in a miniseries or motion picture made for television. His first Golden Globe nomination for best performance by an actor in a motion...

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