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Idris Elba Has Been Easy On The Eyes Since The Beginning Of Time, And I Need To Know His Secret

2002, 2004, 2008, and 2013 were good years to be Idris Elba.

Fact: Idris Elba has made us swoon for decades. His breakout role as Russell "Stringer" Bell on The Wire solidified his heartthrob status, and he hasn't lost the title since. To celebrate the release of his Netflix film, Concrete Cowboy, let's look back at how fine Idris has gotten with time 🍷. Sit back and enjoy these 17 photos of the actor over the years.

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1. 2002

Jim Spellman / WireImage

2. 2003

Jim Spellman / WireImage

3. 2004

Johnny Nunez / WireImage

4. 2005

Michael Kappeler / Getty Images

5. 2007

Kevin Winter / Getty Images

6. 2008

Max Nash / Getty Images

7. 2009

Bryan Bedder / Getty Images

8. 2010

Stephane Danna / Getty Images

9. 2012

Kevin Winter / Getty Images

10. 2013

Stuart C. Wilson / Getty Images

11. 2014

Chelsea Lauren / Getty Images

12. 2015

Neilson Barnard / Getty Images

13. 2016

Vivien Killilea

14. 2017

Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images

15. 2018

Jeff Spicer / Getty Images

16. 2019

Emma Mcintyre / Getty Images

17. 2021:

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