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David Oyelowo is a Actor, Producer and Thanks British born on 1 april 1976 at Oxford (United-kingdom)

David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo
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Birth name David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 1 april 1976 (44 years) at Oxford (United-kingdom)

David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo (/ɵˈjɛlɵwoʊ/ ə-YEL-ə-woh; born April 1, 1976) is a British actor, producer, director, and writer. He has played supporting roles in the films Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Middle of Nowhere (2012), Lincoln (2012), and garnered praise for portraying Louis Gaines in The Butler (2013). On television, he played MI5 officer Danny Hunter in the British series Spooks (2002–04), and as of 2014, provides the voice of Imperial Security Bureau agent Kallus on the animated series Star Wars Rebels. In 2014, Oyelowo played Martin Luther King, Jr. in the biographical drama film Selma, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor (Drama). Also in 2014, he starred in the HBO movie Nightingale, for which he won a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.

Biography

He is married to actress Jessica Oyelowo, with whom he has four children. They live in Los Angeles.

A devout Christian, Oyelowo has stated that he believes God called him to play Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Reflecting on his portrayal of King in the film Selma, Oyelowo has asserted that "I always knew that in order to play Dr. King, I had to have God flow through me because when you see Dr. King giving those speeches, you see that he is moving in his anointing."

Best films

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
(Actor)
Jack Reacher (2012)
(Actor)
Selma (2014)
(Actor)

Usually with

Lee Daniels
Lee Daniels
(2 films)
Ava DuVernay
Ava DuVernay
(4 films)
Amanda Silver
Amanda Silver
(3 films)
Patrick Doyle
Patrick Doyle
(3 films)
Rick Jaffa
Rick Jaffa
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of David Oyelowo (41 films)

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Actor

Chaos Walking
Directed by Doug Liman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Post-apocalyptic films, Sur une planète fictive, Dystopian films
Actors Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, Mads Mikkelsen, Kurt Sutter, Nick Jonas, Demián Bichir
Roles Aaron

Todd Hewitt est le seul enfant de Prentissville, un village d'hommes d'une planète coloniale surnommée « Nouveau Monde ». On a appris à l'enfant que ces hommes étaient les derniers habitants de la planète et que les Spackles, une race extra-terrestre, a propagé lors d'une guerre contre les hommes un virus qui les a tué eux-mêmes ainsi que toutes les femmes. C'est à ce moment-là que serait apparu « le Bruit ». Après avoir découvert un horrible secret, Todd va devoir fuir avec son chien comme seul compagnon. Il va alors rencontrer pour la première fois une fille, Viola Eade, et découvre ainsi que les femmes et les Spackles existent toujours. Todd et Viola vont alors devoir échapper au cruel maire Prentiss, qui a lancé une véritable armée à leurs trousses.
The Midnight Sky
Directed by George Clooney
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action
Actors George Clooney, Felicity Jones, Kyle Chandler, David Oyelowo, Tiffany Boone, Demián Bichir

Un scientifique travaillant en terre Arctique fait son possible pour établir un contact avec une équipe d'astronautes qui tentent de revenir sur Terre.
The Cloverfield Paradox, 1h42
Directed by Julius Onah
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films set in the future, Temporal paradox
Actors Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Brühl, Chris O'Dowd, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zhang Ziyi, David Oyelowo
Roles Kiel
Rating55% 2.7511952.7511952.7511952.7511952.751195
2028. La Terre souffre en raison d'une crise d'énergie majeure. Tous les regards et espoirs sont tournés vers une mission à bord d'une station spatiale internationale nommée Cloverfield. À son bord, l'accélérateur de particules Shepard est testé. Après une tentative de lancement de la machine, une surcharge se produit. Suite à cet incident, les scientifiques de la mission découvrent que la Terre a disparu. D'autres événements étranges vont alors se produire au sein de la station, mettant en danger l'ensemble de l'équipage.
Gringo
Gringo (2018)
, 1h50
Directed by Nash Edgerton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Thandie Newton, Sharlto Copley
Roles Harold Soyinka
Rating60% 3.0482053.0482053.0482053.0482053.048205
Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) est un homme d'affaires, fraîchement marié, qui travaille pour la Cannabix Technologies Inc., une compagnie pharmaceutique qui a transformé de la marijuana à des fins médicales, en pilules. Ses patrons, Elaine Markinson (Charlize Theron) et Richard Rusk (Joel Edgerton), l'envoient au Mexique pour qu'il gère la manufacture de cette nouvelle drogue. Mais Harold est aussitôt kidnappé par le cartel mexicain, qui refuse la concurrence. Bloqué et recherché dans le mauvais côté de la frontière, Harold va devoir survivre alors que, pendant ce temps, son boss Rusk emploie un mercenaire professionnel, Mitch (Sharlto Copley), qui n'est d'autre que son frère, pour le sauver...
A Wrinkle in Time
Directed by Ava DuVernay
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Time travel films, Sur une planète fictive, Witches in film, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Jumeaux ou jumelles
Actors Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid, Zach Galifianakis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Roles The It (voice)
Rating42% 2.113422.113422.113422.113422.11342
Deux enfants, Meg et le benjamin mais non moins précoce Charles Wallace, vivent avec leur mère scientifique. Leur père, lui aussi scientifique, a mystérieusement disparu depuis 4 ans.
Nina
Nina (2016)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Actors Zoe Saldana, Ella Thomas, David Oyelowo, Mike Epps, Ronald Guttman, Keith David
Roles Clifton Henderson
Rating54% 2.7020952.7020952.7020952.7020952.702095
Un biopic consacré à la chanteuse Nina Simone.
Queen of Katwe
Directed by Mira Nair
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa, Sports films, Films about chess, Children's films
Actors Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, Ntare Mwine
Roles Robert Katende
Rating73% 3.697413.697413.697413.697413.69741
Le parcours extraordinaire de Phiona Mutesi, une jeune prodige des échecs d'origine ougandaise.
A United Kingdom, 1h51
Directed by Amma Asante
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Politique, Films about racism
Actors David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Jack Davenport, Laura Carmichael, Jessica Oyelowo
Roles Seretse Khama
Rating67% 3.399583.399583.399583.399583.39958
Le film est une évocation de la vie de Sir Seretse Khama et de son épouse Ruth Williams Khama, respectivement interprétés par David Oyelowo et Rosamund Pike.
Queen of Katwe, 2h4
Directed by Mira Nair
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Jeu, Films about chess, Children's films
Actors David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o, Ntare Mwine
Roles Robert Katende
Rating73% 3.697413.697413.697413.697413.69741
Pour Nalwanga, âgé de 10 ans, et sa famille, la vie dans le bidonville pauvre de Katwe à Kampala, en Ouganda, est une lutte constante. Sa mère, Harriet (Nyong’o), est farouchement déterminée à prendre soin de sa famille et travaille sans relâche, vendant des légumes sur le marché pour assurer que ses enfants soient nourris et aient un toit au-dessus de leurs têtes. Lorsque Phiona rencontre Robert Katende (Oyelowo), un joueur de football devenu missionnaire qui enseigne aux enfants les échecs, elle est captivée.
Nina
Nina (2016)
, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Actors Zoe Saldana, David Oyelowo, Mike Epps, Ella Thomas, Ronald Guttman, Ella Joyce
Roles Clifton Henderson
Rating54% 2.7020952.7020952.7020952.7020952.702095
En 1988 Nina Simone (Zoe Saldana) est financièrement fragile, mentalement instable et alcoolique. Son âge d'or d'années 1960 est loin derrière elle. Après avoir menaçé un avocat avec une arme à feu, elle est placée de force à l'hôpital psychiatrique de Los Angeles pendant vingt-quatre heures. À l'hôpital, Nina embauche l'aide soignant Clifton Henderson (David Oyelowo) comme un assistant ; il l'accompagnera dans son voyage en France.
Jurassic World, 2h4
Directed by Colin Trevorrow
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Clonage, Dinosaur films, Films about computing, La préhistoire, Films based on science fiction novels, Animaux préhistoriques, Cyberpunk films
Actors Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio, Idris Elba, Bryce Dallas Howard, Josh Brolin, Ty Simpkins
Rating69% 3.494573.494573.494573.494573.49457
Two decades after the events at Jurassic Park, a new theme park, Jurassic World, now operates in Isla Nublar, off the Pacific coast of Central America. This new park is run by the Masrani Global Corporation, which also owns InGen, the genetics company that creates the dinosaurs. Brothers Zach and Gray Mitchell are sent to visit their aunt, Claire, Jurassic World's operations manager. Claire's assistant greets them as she is too busy recruiting corporate sponsors.
Hot Pursuit, 1h27
Directed by Anne Fletcher
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Buddy films, Chase films, Gangster films
Actors Sofía Vergara, Reese Witherspoon, David Oyelowo, Robert Kazinsky, Jim Gaffigan, Michael Mosley
Rating51% 2.5562352.5562352.5562352.5562352.556235
Rose Cooper is a San Antonio Police Department officer whose work ethic has made her too intense in her personal life. While out on a date, she scares the guy away after she defensively pulls a gun on him.
Captive
Captive (2015)
, 1h37
Directed by Jerry Jameson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about families, Medical-themed films, Prison films, Films about drugs, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Films about domestic violence
Actors Kate Mara, Michael K.Williams, David Oyelowo, Leonor Varela, Jessica Oyelowo, Mimi Rogers
Roles Brian Nichols
Rating54% 2.703282.703282.703282.703282.70328
On March 11, 2005, Brian Nichols (David Oyelowo) escapes from the Fulton County courthouse in Atlanta, during his trial involving a rape case. In the process of the escape he murders the judge presiding over his trial, Rowland Barnes, as well as court reporter Julie Brandau. He also shoots Sergeant Hoyt Teasley while escaping from the prison, and then Special Agent David G. Wilhelm at his home. Nichols becomes the subject of a citywide manhunt. His frantic escape brings him to the apartment of Ashley Smith (Kate Mara), a single mother and recovering methamphetamine addict, whom he holds hostage. Smith gets through this time inspired by Rick Warren's best-selling book The Purpose Driven Life, while Nichols searches for redemption. As she reads aloud, Ashley and her would-be killer come to a crossroads.
Nightingale, 1h23
Directed by Elliott Lester
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors David Oyelowo
Roles Peter Snowden
Rating62% 3.1490453.1490453.1490453.1490453.149045
L'histoire de Peter Snowden, un vétéran de la guerre en Irak en pleine dépression nerveuse.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, 2h11
Directed by Matt Reeves, Rupert Wyatt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about animals, Films about computing, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about apes, Films about disabilities, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Disaster films, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors James Franco, Judy Greer, Kirk Acevedo, Gary Oldman, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow
Rating75% 3.797023.797023.797023.797023.79702
Ten years after the worldwide pandemic of the deadly ALZ-113 virus (known as the Simian Flu), human civilization is completely destroyed following martial law, civil unrest and the economic collapse of every country in the world. Over 90% of the human population has died in the pandemic, while apes with genetically enhanced intelligence have started to build a civilization of their own.