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David Oyelowo 'Felt a Call of God' to Do the Movie 'Selma'

David Oyelowo 'Felt a Call of God' to Do the Movie 'Selma'

David Oyelowo hits the carpet while attending the 2015 National Board of Review Awards Gala held at Cipriani 42nd Street on Tuesday (January 6) in New York City.

The 38-year-old English actor was in attendance to support his movie Selma, which won the NBR Freedom of Expression Award.

Also attending the event were David‘s Selma co-star Common and director Ava DuVernay, as well as Top Five‘s Chris Rock.

David recently opened up about his need to star in the critically acclaimed film.

“When I first read the script in 2007, I wouldn’t cast me as Dr. King, between being English and at that point I’ve done very few American movies, but I felt a call of God to do this thing,” he said.

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  • Anon2

    ‘Selma’ looks like it will be a great movie and David did a wonderful job as Dr. King.

  • Gina

    I wish we can have a successful & Oscar-worthy black film that isn’t about slavery or the civil rights movement. There are so much different stories to be told.