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Idris Elba's transformation from TV actor to major Hollywood player

Wonderwall Logo By Bryanne Salazar of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 20: <p>If you've been on the edge of your seat waiting for the release of "The Dark Tower" starring the jaw-droppingly sexy Idris Elba, then you're not alone. The film, which is based on the book series from horror mastermind Stephen King, is set for release on Aug. 4, 2017, but for fans of this talented star, that's not soon enough! To satisfy our Idris hunger, <a href="http://www.wonderwall.com">Wonderwall.com</a> took a walk down memory lane to see how this once unknown British TV actor became one of the hottest leading men in Hollywood. Keep reading to find out more...</p>

If you've been on the edge of your seat waiting for the release of "The Dark Tower" starring the jaw-droppingly sexy Idris Elba, then you're not alone. The film, which is based on the book series from horror mastermind Stephen King, is set for release on Aug. 4, 2017, but for fans of this talented star, that's not soon enough! To satisfy our Idris hunger, Wonderwall.com took a walk down memory lane to see how this once unknown British TV actor became one of the hottest leading men in Hollywood. Keep reading to find out more...

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