Ridley Scott: Idris Elba thought he had been shot during American Gangster

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Sir Ridley Scott has revealed Idris Elba thought he had been shot in ‘American Gangster’. The 83-year-old filmmaker explained that the weapon used on the set had a solid filled-in barrel, with no bullets it in, for a scene in the 2007 film where Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) puts a gun to the forehead of Elba’s character Tango. The ‘Alien’ director told the ‘Luther’ star to lean his head against the barrel – to draw a reaction from the actor and add realism to the scene. Ridley told MailOnline: “He’s in the cafe and he says ‘just stay here’ and he goes out and all his brothers are watching, …

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