10 Times Idris Elba Was Smooth Enough To Play James Bond

New James Bond author Anthony Horowitz called Idris Elba too "street" and "too rough" to play the famous spy on the big screen and now his fans are upset. As are we. Here are 10 photos that prove just how smooth he is.

Charli Penn Sep, 01, 2015

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As smooth as smooth gets.

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When he showed off his signature lean and we loved it.

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When he rocked the bow-tie look perfectly.

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When he was ready for his closeup and dressed to impress.

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When he was showing off a little bit, because he can.

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When he posed to perfection like this.

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Now this is what we call white-hot. Hello, gorgeous!

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When he stepped out in style.

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Idris Elba looking absolutely irresistible on the set of the film A Hundred Streets in London, England.

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When he was gorgeous in grey.