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As charismatic as any actor currently working, Ejiofor tends to opt for more dramatic than overtly comedic roles. Even in “Kinky Boots,” there was a pathos beneath the exterior exuberance. Still, his magnetic presence could work in sketch comedy, as either the straight man to others or as a calm-yet-chaotic force propelling the segment. Ejiofor doesn’t have the same marquee status of others in this gallery, but he’s been primed for a breakout for some time. That could certainly come in the form of an Oscar statue, but it could also come from exposure as host of “SNL” as well.