It’s a special day for the hunk we all have come to love for his intriguing looks, muscular body and his charming personality. The seasoned actor turns 44 today and how could we not dedicate an article ti him! The gorgeous and talented actor has a plethora of films under his belt in his career spanning over 20 years but he is most notably known for his roles in hit TV shows such as The Wire and Luther and movies like Thor, Pacific Rim and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. But, of course, you knew that about him, so we take a look at a few interesting, little-known facts about Idris that you probably didn't know.
Idris Elba is a gooner
Elba is a gooner at heart and has been supporting Arsenal, the London-based football club ever since he was a teenager. It seems like Elba is a fan of quick interplay and slick passing.
He has friends in some very high places
Networking and socialising is always fruitful. Elba took it to another level when he was caught on camera sharing a joke with the President of the United States of America.
Well, he likes to rap
He remixed British grime artist Skepta's hit track Shutdown.
The foot fetish
Elba has a weird foot fetish, which he confirmed on The Paul O’Grady show.
The Big Driis
Prior to fame, he worked as a DJ at nightclubs under the pseudonym Big Driis. Well, everybody has gotta start somewhere!
He has the world’s sweetest daughter
His daughter Isan made him a Golden Globe when he failed to win the award. Isn't that cute?
The big goof up
He once accidentally tweeted a photo of himself he meant to text to a woman.
Bow-ties are a big no
Wearing bow ties can leave him with serious problems.
My Bow makes my dick hard every time I smile…is that normal? pic.twitter.com/AI6k9TOGmu
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) January 5, 2014
We still love him, with all his idiosyncracies. Elba, we wish you a very happy birthday!