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The British-born actor is best known for solid supporting performances in She Hate Me, Talk to Me and American Gangster. But critics and movie going audiences agree that Chiwetel Ejiofor's starring role as Solomon Northrup in the slavery drama 12 Years a Slave is his ultimate breakthrough role. Next, the 36-year old will star in Savannah and Half of a Yellow Sun before year's end. Ejiofor is also attached to the big screen biopic Fela, now in development.