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It was deeply important for me...

It was deeply important for me to understand where Mandela came from. Because we know where he was going, and that's a famous story, but who was he? Where did he come from? What was his upbringing?

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It's really funny because the ...

It's really funny because the same people who loved me as Stringer Bell were the same people that were watching 'Daddy's Little Girls' literally in tears.

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I was cast in 'Thor' and I'm c...

I was cast in 'Thor' and I'm cast as a Nordic god. If you know anything about the Nords, they don't look like me but there you go. I think that's a sign of the times for the future. I think we will see multi-level casting. I think we will see that, and I think that's good.

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White actors still get way mor...

White actors still get way more money in Hollywood. It's been that way for a very long time. I hope it'll change, but it's a matter of forcing that change.

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There's the argument that you ...

There's the argument that you can relate to someone who's completely unrelatable. In the way that a director shows you his imagination on a film, then I get to show you my imagination in a big dumb character.

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The long and short of it is th...

The long and short of it is that I am now in a position in England to green light movies, and that's really excellent - not high-budget movies, but movies none the less.

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I'd rather a young black actor...

I'd rather a young black actor read about success as opposed to how tough it was. I get these roles because I can act and that's it. Hopefully that's it.

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I'm an ambitious person. I nev...

I'm an ambitious person. I never consider myself in competition with anyone, and I'm not saying that from an arrogant standpoint, it's just that my journey started so, so long ago, and I'm still on it and I won't stand still.

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I'm a little sheepish about it...

I'm a little sheepish about it. Whenever I meet fans and they're like, 'Oh, you're so sexy,' I just don't get that. There's no way one man can be universally sexy.

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Are there differences between ...

Are there differences between black actors' opportunities and white actors' opportunities? Yes, there are. It's been said.

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As an actor, you're trained to...

As an actor, you're trained to do the right thing, be politically correct, say your lines, say the right thing about the people you're working with.

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I did a rendition of 'Billie J...

I did a rendition of 'Billie Jean' which is on my Soundcloud. I put it on Twitter, and it got about 3000 hits that day.

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I get criticized for taking ro...

I get criticized for taking roles in films like 'Ghost Rider 2', but if you look at my resume, dude, I've mixed it up as much as I can.

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I knew that if I wanted to be ...

I knew that if I wanted to be all I could be, I would have to go to the U.S. It took three years to get the accent right.

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