Friday, November 13, 2009

U is for Underrated

If you don't recognize the man in the picture, I'll give you a second to slap yourself, wait for the sting to stop and come back to reading


Back? Aiight, Well the man above is British born Chiwetel Ejiofor. As you may have noticed he has a Nigerian name, an Igbo name to be exact. Usually the more common version of his name is Chiwetalu but his happens to be Chiwetel, they mean the same thing (God's gift or literally translated to God brought(good things). I am not sure why he dropped the U, but I decided to take the U and believe that it stands for Underrated.

I was just thinking the other day about his body of work and the man is truly talented. He has range and does a variety of roles ranging from the husband in Love Actually, transvestite in Kinky Boots or radio exec in Talk to Me. I don't really know much about his personal life and I don't think anyone does and that's a good thing. I think that's what adds to his great portrayal of characters in his movies. You are able to just focus on him and not be distracted by any tabloid gossip or unnecessary gist. Well, I don't have much to say about him, I just wanted to shine light on my fellow Nigerian brotha (hehe) and have more people exposed to his talent. Below are the movies of his I have seen that I recommend to everyone:

Dirty Pretty Things
Love Actually
She Hate Me
Melinda and Melinda
Four Brothers
Kinky Boots
Inside Man
CHildren of Men
Talk to Me
American Gangster

Got hooked up by a friend with advance screening passes to see "Precious". I don't have anything to say but when it comes out in your hood - GO.SEE.IT!

Have a lovely weekend people!


CIL said...

I'm stalking you!
This is my first tayne ment read and I like!
I love Chiwetel. I am not too much of a movie person but I have seen 7 of the movies you listed so I am proud of me.

Off to find the others at the BlockBusters that's closing down the street :)

Myne Whitman said...

I've seen six of the movies and he's always impressed me. Precious, hmmmm...

ps, have you voted on my blog?

Ms. Royal Reigns said...

He's a superb actor and like you said, disturbingly underrated.

But I want to be distracted by tabloid gossip and unnecessary gist about him. Wikipedia and IMDB info aren't enough. lol.

The only movies I've watched on that list are "Children of Men" and "Inside Men". I got a lot of catching up to do.

HYAW said...

i slapped myself and it stung, but later i realised i had seen him in one movie, i can't remember the name but he used to train people on how to fight in the movie

Nice Anon said...

I saw 2012 and I couldn't help but swoon over him. He is so gorge!

TayneMent said...

Anon, really you saw 2012? I thought noone will see that movie. was it good?

Original Mgbeke said...

4 movies. Not bad for a someborri like me.

Ms. 'dufa said...

I've seen Love Actually and I didnt notice him....He's so cute!

TayneMent said...

Ms 'Dufa, he was Keira Knightley's husband.

Harry-Rami Itie said...

He is actually a good actor...

mike said...

big up to ma naija peeps doing well jare. thanks for the post

Tori said...

5 Movies! And He is so delicious. And you didn't list his part in Serenity (so 6 and how can you not recommend it??) or Amistad (7!!!)

TayneMent said...

I said movies I have seen that I recommend.

Anonymous said...

I have always been a big fan of Chiwetel. He wowed me in kinky boots.

doll said...

fine boy

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