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Ejiofor, Chiwetel 1974-

Works: 118 works in 428 publications in 9 languages and 23,921 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Gangster films  Young adult works  Police films  Historical films  Biographical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Contributor, Singer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Chiwetel Ejiofor
Children of men by Alfonso Cuarón ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 2,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world's youngest citizen has just died at 18, and humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction. Set in and around a dystopian London fractious with violence and warring nationalistic sects, Children of Men follows the unexpected discovery of a lone pregnant woman and the desperate journey to deliver her to safety and restore faith for a future beyond those presently on Earth
American gangster by Ridley Scott ( Visual )
30 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, American Gangster is the story of two men: Frank Lucas, former driver, bouncer, and collector for Bumpy Johnson, the so-called Robin Hood of Harlem; and Richie Roberts, night-school lawyer, detective, and honest cop. Frank is importing heroin direct from Bangkok--by-passing the Italian and Sicilian mafia--undercutting their prices, delivering superior product, and making a fortune. Richie, loathed by cops on the take for turning in a million bucks in unmarked bills found in a suspects car, is heading a newly formed Federal investigation force for narcotics, tasked with finding and arresting North American drug kingpins. These two men are destined to meet, a meeting that will change their lives
2012 by Roland Emmerich ( Visual )
34 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A geophysical team, who are investigating the effect 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 3 languages and held by 2,058 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 Spike Lee ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The perfect bank robbery quickly spirals into an unstable and deadly game of cat-and-mouse between a criminal mastermind, the hostages, a determined detective, and a power broker with a hidden agenda. As the minutes tick by and the situation becomes increasingly tense, one wrong move could mean disaster for any one of them
Amistad by Steven Spielberg ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, the movie chronicles the story of a group of enslaved Africans who overcome their captors and attempt to return to their homeland. When the ship is seized, the captive Africans are brought to trial in the United States, this is the story of that courtroom battle
Why Shakespeare? by Lawrence Bridges ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,587 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 )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
River Tam and her brother Simon are hiding out from the totalitarian government that experimented with River's brain aboard a space-freighter. Captained by a down on his luck soldier, the crew of Serenity must take jobs, whether they are legal or not, while trying to avoid the Alliance, and keeping the Tams safe. Then things get out of control and the true extent of River's powers becomes known. At the same time, the Alliance sends a new Operative to make sure that what River knows doesn't get out
Dirty pretty things by Stephen Frears ( Visual )
45 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,230 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 ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and German and held by 966 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 )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 854 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 Woody Allen ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 821 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 )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 703 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
Redbelt by David Mamet ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 688 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
Endgame ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 686 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
Tsunami the aftermath ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two years ago a Tsunami ravaged the coast of Tailand 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 )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 345 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 playwright 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 )
14 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
Slow burn ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ford Cole is a big-city district attorney with his eye on the mayor's office and a big problem on his hands. One of his deputies, the beautiful assistant district attorney, Nora Timmer, has just confessed to killing a man in what she claims was self-defense. A bad situation gets worse when a stranger named Luther turns up at the police station to contradict Nora's story and paints a very different picture of Ford's talented colleague. With his career and perhaps his life on the line, Ford has a mere handful of hours to sort the truth from the lies that involve Nora, a record store clerk, and a powerful gang lord
12 years a slave ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 228 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 Fassbener, 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
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Alternative Names
Eijofor, Chjwetel 1974-
Ejiofor, Chiwetal
Ejiofor, Chiwetal, 1974-
English (245)
French (13)
German (11)
Spanish (9)
Chinese (2)
Turkish (1)
Italian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Russian (1)