1. Matt Damon, Elysium, 2012. White rappers want their way… South African director Neill Blomkamp (District 9) first asked his country’s leading rapper, Ninja, to portray his AD 2154 hero. No way – he wanted to play an American. OK then, Eminem – yeah, sure, as long as it was shot in his home town of Detroit – bankrupt when the movie opened in August 2013. Damon was hooked in 15 minutes, when Blomkamp “pulled out a homemade graphic novel. It absolutely blew my mind – the world had already been created.” Ninja (and Yolandi Visser, also of the rap-rave act Die Antwoord) starred in Blomkamp’s next vision of the future: Chappie, 2013.


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