Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Date of Birth: 10 Jul 1977

Country: UK

Biography: Chiwetelu Umeadi "Chiwetel" Ejiofor, OBE (pronounced /ˈtʃuːwɨtɛl ˈɛdʒi.oʊfɔr/ CHEW-i-tel EJ-i-oh-for; born 10 July 1977) is a British actor of stage and screen. He has received numerous acting awards and award nominations, including the 2006 BAFTA Awards Rising Star, three Golden Globe Awards' nominations, and the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance in Othello...(Wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 48 (Actor), 2 (Director), 2 (Writer)

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    Dirty Pretty Things
    A thriller set in London's secret underworld, where everything is for sale. A young man (Ejiofor) and a Turkish chambermaid (Tautou) both work at the same West London hotel -- a breeding ground for illegal activity. They are put to the test when the man makes a shocking discovery late one night. (Miramax Films)
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    Melinda and Melinda
    This film combines romantic comedy and drama in a way that Woody Allen, unique among filmmakers, likes to contrast.
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    She Hate Me
    When biotech executive Jack Armstrong (Mackie) gets fired and branded a whistle-blower, his desperation to make a living and the suggestion of a former girlfriend lead him into the baby-making business. Between the attempts by his former employers to frame him for securities fraud and his dubious fathering activities, Jack finds life, all at once, becoming very complicated.
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    Four Brothers
    After their adoptive mother is murdered during a grocery store holdup, the Mercer brothers -- hotheaded Bobby (Wahlberg), hard-edged Angel (Gibson), family man and businessman Jeremiah (Benjamin) and hard rocking Jack (Hedlund) -- reunite to take the matter of her death into their own hands. As they track down the killer, the four brothers come together to discover that they are bound by ties thicker than blood. (Paramount Pictures)
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    Serenity
    This story of a small band of galactic outcasts 500 years in the future centers around Captain Malcolm Reynolds, a hardened veteran (on the losing side) of a galactic civil war, who now ekes out a living pulling off small crimes and transport-for-hire aboard his ship, Serenity. (Universal)
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    Inside Man
    A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation
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    Kinky Boots
    A failing shoe factory, a concerned son and a feisty female impersonator with a flair for design all play a part in this heartwarming and hilarious comedy, inspired by true events, shows what really happens when people who have spent their entire lives trying to fit in suddenly decide to truly stand out. (Miramax Films)
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    Children of Men
    In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.
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    Slow Burn
    A sexy, stylish thriller, Slow Burn stars Ray Liotta as a big-city district attorney with his eye on the mayor's office and a big problem on his hands. (Lions Gate)
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    Talk to Me
    In the mid-to-late 1960's, in Washington, D.C., vibrant soul music and exploding social consciousness were combining to unique and powerful effect. It was the place and time for Ralph Waldo "Petey" Greene Jr. to fully express himself - sometimes to outrageous effect - and "tell it like it is." With the support of his irrepressible and tempestuous girlfriend Vernell, the newly minted ex-con talks his way into an on-air radio gig... (imdb)
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    Tsunami: The Aftermath
    A tale of personal loss, survival and hope, TSUNAMI, THE AFTERMATH follows a group of fictional characters whose lives are irrevocably transformed by the cataclysmic natural disaster... (imdb)
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    Redbelt
    A fateful event leads to a job in the film business for top mixed-martial arts instructor Mike Terry. Though his refuses to participate in prize bouts, circumstances conspire to force him to consider entering such a competition.
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    G:MT Greenwich Mean Time
    Six London school-leavers attempt to make it in the world, balancing the challenge of trying to make a name for themselves in the music industry against the pressures and tragedies of everyday life. (imdb)
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    Red Dust
    Police officer Dirk Hendricks (Bartlett) files an amnesty application for Alex Mpondo (Ejiofor), a member of the South African Parliament who can't remember the torture he once endured as a captive political activist. South African-born attorney Sarah Barcant (Swank), meanwhile, returns to her homeland to represent Mpondo, as well as Steve Sizela, Mpondo's friend who arrested along with him and never heard from again. (imdb)
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    Endgame
    A story based on the covert discussions that brought down the Apartheid regime in South Africa. (imdb)
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    2012
    An epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors.
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    Salt
    After she's accused of being a Russian sleeper spy, rogue CIA agent Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) goes on the run, using every tactic, accent and disguise she knows to elude her pursuers, clear her name and protect her husband. Her supervisor, Winter (Liev Schreiber), buys her story, while counterintelligence officer Peabody (Chiwetel Ejiofor) decidedly does not and will do anything to stop her in this fast-paced, intrigue-filled spy adventure.
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    Screen Two
    Screen Two (1985) - TV Series
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    The John Akii Bua Story: An African Tragedy
    Documentary about John Akii Bua, former world record holder and Olympic Gold medalist for the 400m hurdles.
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    Phil Spector
    Phil Spector (2013) - TV Movie
    A drama centered on the relationship between Phil Spector and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden while the music business legend was on trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson. (imdb)
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    12 Years a Slave
    In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. (imdb)
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    Half of a Yellow Sun
    A drama that brings together the lives of four people during the struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria. (imdb)
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    Savannah
    SAVANNAH is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th century America on the wrong side of the law and society, his loyal friend, a freed slave named Christmas Moultrie, at his side. Master of Shakespeare, and the shotgun that provides Savannah's markets with fowl, Ward fights for his rights as a hunter. (imdb)
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    Canterbury Tales
    Canterbury Tales (2003) - TV Mini-Series
    A miniseries of adaptations of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales to a modern setting.
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    Z for Zachariah
    In the wake of a disaster that wipes out most of civilization, two men and a young woman find themselves in an emotionally charged love triangle as the last known survivors. (imdb)
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    The Martian
    During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. (imdb)
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    It Was an Accident
    An ex-con gets caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. (imdb)
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    The Shadow Line
    The Shadow Line (2011) - TV Mini-Series
    Detective Inspector Jonah Gabriel returns to work after a botched operation that resulted in him sustaining a near-fatal bullet wound. He's soon thrown straight into an investigation to uncover the identity of the person responsible for killing a notorious drug baron. Gabriel cooperates with Joseph Bede, a former associate of the deceased dealer who's also out to find answers. As the two delve deeper into the mystery, their worlds are set for a collision course. (imdb)
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    Triple 9
    A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town. (imdb)
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    Secret in Their Eyes
    A team of FBI investigators, Ray (Ejiofor) and Jess (Roberts), and their District Attorney supervisor Claire (Kidman), are torn apart when they discover that Jess's teenage daughter has been brutally and inexplicably murdered. Thirteen years later, Ray returns to Los Angeles after uncovering a new lead that he feels can permanently resolve the case. (imdb)
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    Doctor Strange
    A neurosurgeon with a destroyed career sets out to repair his hands only to find himself protecting the world from inter-dimensional threats.
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    Dancing On The Edge
    Dancing On The Edge (2013) - TV Mini-Series
    Set in the 1930s, a black Jazz band rises in fame and popularity while becoming entangled in an intricate web of intrigue, mystery & suspense with the elite of London society.
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    Come Sunday
    Evangelist Carlton Pearson is ostracized by his church for preaching that there is no Hell. (imdb)
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    Mary Magdalene
    The story of Mary Magdalene.
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    Sherlock Gnomes
    Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.
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    Tonight at Noon
    Lee and Mae are a couple trying to work out their differences. As Mae struggles with memories of a former flame, Lee, who is a writer, works through his frustration by forming his problems into a story in his mind. And that's when everything starts shifting back and forth from reality to Lee's imagination. (imdb)
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    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
    A boy in Malawi helps his village by building a wind turbine after reading about them in a library book. (imdb)
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    The Lion King
    After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.
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    Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
    Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play.
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    The Elephant Queen
    Athena is a mother who will do everything in her power to protect her herd when they are forced to leave their waterhole. This epic journey, narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor, takes audiences across the African savannah, and into the heart of an elephant family. A tale of love, loss and coming home. (imdb)
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    3 Blind Mice
    Thomas snoops on people using their webcams, but when he witnesses a murder he calls the police who discover several women have been murdered in the last years in a similar way.
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    The Old Guard
    A covert team of immortal mercenaries are suddenly exposed and must now fight to keep their identity a secret just as an unexpected new member is discovered.
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    Locked Down
    A quarreling couple make peace in order to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic and pull off a jewellery heist at the Harrods department store.
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    Infinite
    A man discovers that his hallucinations are actually visions from past lives. (imdb)
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    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
    Doctor Strange teams up with a mysterious teenage girl from his dreams who can travel across multiverses, to battle multiple threats, including other-universe versions of himself, which threaten to wipe out millions across the multiverse. They seek help from Wanda the Scarlet Witch, Wong and others.
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    The Man Who Fell to Earth
    An alien arrives on earth with a mission: to learn to become human and find the one woman who can help save his species. Together they discover that in order to save his world, they must first save ours.
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    The Pod Generation
    A New York couple wild ride to parenthood using a new tool developed by a tech giant, Pegazus. (imdb)
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    Rob Peace
    A brilliant kid from the rough side of East Orange attends Yale, yet ultimately succumbs to harsh economic realities and the demons of his past.
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