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Ejiofor, Chiwetel 1977-

Works: 119 works in 490 publications in 9 languages and 27,158 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Biographical films  Film and video adaptations  Gangster films  Young adult works  Police films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Contributor, Singer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Chiwetel Ejiofor
Most widely held works by Chiwetel Ejiofor
12 years a slave by Steve McQueen ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of Solomon Northup. It is 1841, and Northup, an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and deprived of all dignity, Northup is ultimately purchased by ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps and must find the strength within to survive. Filled with powerful performances by an astonishing cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave is both an unflinching account of slavery in American history and a celebration of the indomitable power of hope
Children of men by Alfonso Cuarón ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 2,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
London, 2027. It's been eighteen years since baby Diego was born and now he is dead. As humankind faces extinction, a disillusioned Theo becomes an unlikely champion when he is asked by his former lover to escort a young pregnant woman out of the country as quickly as possible. In a race against time, Theo will risk everything to deliver the miracle the whole world has been waiting for
American gangster by Ridley Scott ( Visual )
38 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in Harlem. He does so by buying heroin directly from a source in South East Asia, and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. As a result, his product is superior to what is currently available on the street and his prices are lower. His alliance with the New York Mafia ensures his position. Richie Roberts is a dedicated and honest policeman who heads up a joint narcotics task force with the Federal government and is determined to bring down Lucas' drug empire. Based on a true story
2012 by Roland Emmerich ( Visual )
39 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A geophysical team, who are investigating the effect of radiation from other solar systems has on the Earth, learn that the core of the Earth is heating up and warn the President of the United States. While the leaders of the world race to build 'arks' to escape the impending doom, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc all over the world
Salt by Phillip Noyce ( Visual )
26 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Her efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues
Inside man by Clive Owen ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
NYPD Detective Keith Frazier struggles to outsmart Dalton, a high-stakes bank robber who, along with a well-trained crew of accomplices, has seized control of a Wall Street bank. The robbers turn what initially looks like a hostage crisis into a personal crusade to expose some mysterious evil secrets. As the dangerous cat-and-mouse game unfolds, Madaline, a power broker with her own agenda, emerges and injects even more instability into an already volatile situation
Amistad by Steven Spielberg ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the 1839 revolt on board a slave ship bound for America. Much of the story involves the court-room drama about the slave who led the revolt
Why Shakespeare? by Lawrence Bridges ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Various famous and not so famous individuals state the effect that Shakespeare's works have had in their lives. A main video presentation accompanied by seventeen vignettes
Serenity by Joss Whedon ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The crew of the Serenity is getting desperate. They are laying low in order to protect their doctor, Simon Tam, and his telepathic traumatized little sister, River. Simon and River are hiding from the Alliance. This has made getting jobs harder and now they are desperate. When they take River on a robbery during which the Reavers attack, Simon decides that it's time to leave the crew of the Serenity for his and River's safety. She mutters 'Miranda, ' going berserk and nearly shooting Capt. Malcolm Reynolds. Simon has to use the safety word to put her to sleep. Reynolds decides to take them back on board for safety, only now an Alliance operative is on their tracks and making Reynolds determined to find out what 'Miranda' is and what the Alliance is hiding
Dirty pretty things by Stephen Frears ( Visual )
34 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nigerian exile Okwe and Turkish chambermaid Senay toil at a west London hotel that is full of illegal activity. Late one night Okwe makes a shocking discovery, which creates an impossible dilemma and tests the limits of all they know
Talk to me by Don Cheadle ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and German and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at the life and career of charismatic Washington D.C.-area radio personality Ralph "Petey" Green, who was renowned for his "tell it like it is" approach to politics and race
The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer ( Recording )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In futuristic Satellite City, fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill escapes from his abusive orphanage and teams up with three other people who share his unusual ability to see supernatural creatures, and together they determine the nature and purpose of the swarming blue Parasites that are invisible to most humans
Melinda and Melinda by Wallace Shawn ( Visual )
13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complex story of Melinda, a woman whose life is told from both a tragic and a comic perspective. Both stories involve the same woman who crashes a Manhattan dinner party, but with wildly different results
Kinky boots ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To save the family shoe business from bankruptcy, young Charlie turns to an unlikely new creative consultant: a sassy cross-dressing cabaret singer whose outrageous style and wild designs are a breath of fresh air in the stuffy old factory
Endgame ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Working for P.W. Botha, Dr. Neil Barnard opens talks with imprisoned Nelson Mandela. But lesser known are the secret talks that take place in a rural English manor house. Both sides may win or lose all, including their own lives. Botha learns of the British talks and, with the inevitable demise of apartheid, he intends to control the endgame by using the tactics of divide and rule. Against all the odds, a precious arena of frail trust between the two warring parties is achieved
Redbelt by David Mamet ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A jujitsu master becomes corrupted by the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. When a respected jujitsu master eschews a lucrative prizefighting career in favor of opening a self-defense dojo, it appears that he has chosen a peaceful path in life. The dedicated master's fate takes an unanticipated turn, however, when he is manipulated into participating in ultimate fighting championships by a group of unscrupulous actors and fight promoters. Later, as the master is being relentlessly beaten in a dirty street fight, he connects with a high-profile action star with serious marital problems. Realizing that the only way to regain his honor is to step into the ring, he reluctantly prepares for the fight of his life
Tsunami the aftermath ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two years ago a Tsunami ravaged the coast of Thailand and hundreds of thousands lost their lives. This story follows a group of people whose lives are irrevocably transformed in the aftermath including: a young couple searching for their child; a Thai survivor who loses his family and tries to prevent developers from seizing the land his village is built on; an Englishwoman whose husband and son are missing; an ambitious reporter; a relief worker; an overwhelmed British official whose faith in the system is torn apart; and a leading Thai meteorologist, whose earlier report detailing the inevitability of a tsunami hitting the affected area was ignored
Phil Spector ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Academy Award winners Al Pacino and Helen Mirren star in this production written and directed by Pulitzer Prize-winning and Oscar-nominated playwrite David Mamet. An exploration of the client-attorney relationship between legendary music producer Phil Spector and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden, who represented Spector during his first trial for murder
Red dust by Tom Hooper ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A political thriller set in a small South African town during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings. Human rights lawyer Sarah Barcant must represent Alex Mpondo, a former political activist, who was held captive and sadistically tortured by a police officer under the apartheid regime in South Africa
12 years a slave : music from and inspired by the motion picture ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Artists from all over the music world come together to create music for one of the most critically acclaimed films of 2013. Included are contributions by Alabama Shakes, John Legend, Chris Cornell, Joy Williams of the Civil Wars, and Hans Zimmer
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Alternative Names
Eijofor, Chjwetel 1974-
Ejiofor, Chiwetal
Ejiofor, Chiwetal 1974-
Ejiofor, Chiwetel
English (273)
German (11)
French (8)
Spanish (5)
Italian (4)
Chinese (2)
Turkish (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Russian (1)