Love Actually's Breakout Stars: Then & Now

On the 10th anniversary of the rom-com's release, take a look back at the stars who shot to fame

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Updated: Wednesday Nov 06, 2013 | 05:00 PM EST By: Nate Jones

CHIWETEL EJIOFOR

In the years surrounding his brief role as an unsuspecting husband in Love Actually, Ejiofor was one of the industry's premier "that guy" actors, popping up in small parts in big films like Inside Man and Children of Men, as well as anchoring indies like Dirty Pretty Things and Kinky Boots. Now with his star-making turn in 12 Years a Slave, this London-born actor is poised for major Oscar buzz.