Idris Elba (Stringer Bell)
Most Recent Projects: Luther (2010-2013), Prometheus (2012), Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011), Thor (2011)
The Prognosis: Stand up and applaud Idris Elba. The handsome Brit who played Stringer Bell, the character second only to Omar in terms of most adored/referenced, has done very well for himself since leaving DavidSimonLand. His BBC cop show Luther earned him a Golden Globe in 2011, and has been picked up for a third season. He had sizable roles in Thor and Prometheus, two of the more successful blockbusters of the last few years. And he's a great musician. Okay, that last part is a bald-faced lie, but beyond the world of TV and film, he does do a fantastic job of getting us to buy Tanqueray.