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12 Years A Slave is an upcoming movie about a free man that was kidnapped and forced into slavery. The buzz surrounding the movie and it’s lead actor suggests a leading contender for an Oscar. Here’s 5 movies you may have seen him in. – Anayka Pomare

(IMDb) “12 Years A Slave, In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.”

1. Chiwetel Ejiofor in Inside Man

(IMDb): 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.

2. Chiwetel Ejiofor in Othello

Othello is about an evil Iago pretends to be friend of Othello in order to manipulate him to serve his own end in the film version of this Shakespeare classic.

3. Chiwetel Ejiofor in American Gangster

(IMDb): In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East.

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