Chiwetel Ejiofor is a British actor known for his work in film and theater. His best-known films include Amistad, Dirty Pretty Things, Love Actually, She Hate Me, Kinky Boots, Serenity, 12 Years a Slave, The Martian, Doctor Strange, Children of Men, American Gangster, Salt, Sherlock Gnomes, and the upcoming live-action remake of The Lion King. For his role in 12 Years a Slave, he received an Academy Award nomination.
Michael Fassbender is an Irish-German actor known for his work in films such as 300, Hunger, Fish Tank, Inglorious Basterds, Jane Eyre, A Dangerous Method, Prometheus, and as Magneto in the X-Men Marvel franchise. For his work in Shame, directed by Steve McQueen, he was nominated for a Golden Globe, and he received Academy Award nominations for his performances in 12 Years a Slave and Steve Jobs, directed by Danny Boyle.
Lupita Nyong'o is a Kenyan-Mexican actress. Her films include East River, the Kenyan television series Shuga, 12 Years a Slave, for which she won an Academy Award, Non-Stop, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Queen of Katwe, Black Panther, Little Monsters, and Us.
Sarah Paulson is an American actress known for her work in theater, film, and television. Her films include The Other Sister, What Women Want, Bug, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Mud, 12 Years a Slave, Carol, The Post, Ocean's 8, Birdbox, and The Goldfinch. Her television credits include American Gothic, Jack & Jill, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, American Horror Story, and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
Benedict Cumberbatch is a British theater, television, and film actor. His films include Amazing Grace, 12 Years a Slave, The Fifth Estate, and The Imitation Game. His television work includes Silent Witness, Fortysomething, Hawking, and Sherlock.
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