• Chiwetel  Ejiofor

    Chiwetel Ejiofor

    Born on July 10th, 1977

    From London, England

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12 Years a Slave Poster

12 Years a Slave

In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner (Michael Fassbender), he also finds unexpected kindness from another, as he struggles continually to survive and maintain some of his dignity. Then in the 12th year of the disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada changes Solomon's life forever.

Golden Globe (2014)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Won
Leading Actor
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated
Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2014)
Nominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Golden Globe (2007)
Nominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Won
Rising Star Award
American Gangster Poster

American Gangster

Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) earns his living as a chauffeur to one of Harlem's leading mobsters. After his boss dies, Frank uses his own ingenuity and strict business code to become one of the inner city's most powerful crime bosses. Meanwhile, veteran cop Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) senses a change in the mob's power structure and looks for ways to bring his opponent to justice.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture