01/23/2015 03:44 EST | Updated 01/23/2015 03:59 EST

In Praise Of Idris Elba And His General Awesomeness

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 26: Actor Idris Elba attends The L.A. Special Screening Of Screen Gems' 'No Good Deed' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on August 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Screen Gems)

We're just going to go right out and say it: We love Idris Elba! We may even be a little obsessed (who isn't?) and we're not ashamed one bit.

The 42-year-old actor, producer, singer, rapper, and DJ (so multi-talented!) has captured our hearts, and we're officially hooked. Not only is he amazingly talented (see: "The Wire," and "Mandela") he's extremely good looking, and has an amazing sense of style.

Whether he's working the red carpet or participating in serious conferences, the British star always looks undeniably cool. We can't help but sing his praises! He's just the best. And for the record, we think he'd make an amazing James Bond.

Just take a look at the photos below and try not to fall even more in love with him.

  • First Of All, He's Ridiculously Good Looking
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    Go ahead, just stare at this photo for as long as you want.
  • Oh, And He Wins Awards
    Kevin Winter via Getty Images
    So talented!
  • He's Not Afraid To Get A Little Silly
    Dave J Hogan via Getty Images
    A sense of humour is key.
  • He Knows That Real Men Wear Pink
    Dave Hogan via Getty Images
    Yes, yes they do.
  • And he Looks Amazing In This Pom-Pom Hat
    Dave J Hogan via Getty Images
    We can't even.
  • He's A Talented DJ
    Dave M. Benett via Getty Images
    Spin it, Idris!
  • Headphones Suit Him Well
    Jerritt Clark via Getty Images
    They sure do.
  • Just Look At That Smile
    Larry Busacca via Getty Images
    We love a man in stripes.
  • And He Looks Amazing In A Suit
    Karwai Tang via Getty Images
  • See?
    Jason LaVeris via Getty Images
    Regular tie or bowtie, it doesn't matter -- Idris looks good no matter what.
  • Yup.
    Amanda Edwards via Getty Images
    It takes a special man to be able to rock sneakers on the red carpet and look this dapper.
  • He Also Looks Amazing In Baby Blue
    Karwai Tang via Getty Images
    So fresh!
  • He Cares About His Fans
    Charley Gallay via Getty Images
  • He Rocks A Slouchy Beanie Like No Other
    Ian Gavan via Getty Images
  • He's Not Afraid To Play With Colour
    Cindy Ord via Getty Images
    Purple, white, red, and burgundy? He's totally got this.
  • He's Also A Total Boss Behind The Camera
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  • He's Politically Involved
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    Here he is participating at the conference on defeating ebola in Sierra Leone.
  • He's Friends With Famous Supermodels
    Karwai Tang via Getty Images
    Idris and Naomi Campbell would make a pretty hot couple, no?
  • He Looks Dapper In White
    Jason LaVeris via Getty Images
    So crisp! So clean!
  • He Also Looks Amazing With Glasses
    Alberto E. Rodriguez via Getty Images
    They help him stare even deeper into our souls.
  • He Once Brought His Daughter As His Date On The Red Carpet
    E. Charbonneau via Getty Images
    The cutest!
  • Oh, And He's Ripped
    Johnny Nunez via Getty Images
    We'd like two tickets to the gun show, please!
  • He Even Makes This Thin Handlebar Moustache Look Good
    Frederick M. Brown via Getty Images
    We dig it.
  • He Turned His Air Cast Into A Stylish Accessory
    Neilson Barnard via Getty Images
    So avant garde!
  • Thanks For Being Awesome Idris
    Ian Gavan via Getty Images
    You da best!

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