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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 (43 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 (39 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 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% 2.7511352.7511352.7511352.7511352.751135
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
Actors David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Thandie Newton, Sharlto Copley
Roles Harold Soyinka
Rating60% 3.048443.048443.048443.048443.04844
Harold Soyinka est un homme d'affaires, fraîchement marié, qui travaille pour la Cannabix Technologies Inc., une compagnie pharmaceutique qui a transformé du marijuana à des fins médicales en pilules. Ses patrons, Elaine Markinson et Richard Rusk, l'envoie au Mexique pour qu'il gère la manufacture de cette nouvelle drogue mais il est aussitôt kidnappé par le cartel mexicain, qui refuse la concurrence. Bloqué et recherché dans le mauvais côté de la frontière mexicaine, Harold va devoir survivre alors que, pendant ce temps, son boss Rusk emploie un mercenaire professionnel, Mitch, 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% 2.1128752.1128752.1128752.1128752.112875
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 un certain temps.
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% 2.70242.70242.70242.70242.7024
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% 3.696673.696673.696673.696673.69667
Le parcours extraordinaire de Phiona Mutesi, une jeune prodige des échecs d'origine ougandaise.
A United Kingdom, 1h46
Directed by Amma Asante
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Actors David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Jack Davenport, Laura Carmichael, Jessica Oyelowo
Roles Seretse Khama
Rating67% 3.3984253.3984253.3984253.3984253.398425
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% 3.696633.696633.696633.696633.69663
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.
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% 3.4947653.4947653.4947653.4947653.494765
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% 2.5559052.5559052.5559052.5559052.555905
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.
Nightingale, 1h23
Directed by Elliott Lester
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors David Oyelowo
Roles Peter Snowden
Rating63% 3.198033.198033.198033.198033.19803
L'histoire de Peter Snowden, un vétéran de la guerre en Irak en pleine dépression nerveuse.
Captive
Captive (2015)
, 1h37
Directed by Jerry Jameson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about families, 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% 2.703242.703242.703242.703242.70324
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.
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, 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% 3.7971853.7971853.7971853.7971853.797185
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.
Interstellar, 2h49
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Adventure
Themes Environmental films, Space adventure films, Time travel films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Space opera, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Mackenzie Foy, Topher Grace
Roles Principal
Rating83% 4.158374.158374.158374.158374.15837
Crop blight has made growing food on Earth nearly impossible, threatening the existence of humanity. Joe Cooper, a widowed former NASA pilot, runs a farm with his father-in-law Donald, son Tom, and daughter Murphy. Murphy believes her bedroom is haunted by a poltergeist. When the "ghost" creates a pattern of dust on the floor, Cooper realizes an unknown intelligence is using gravity to communicate, and interprets the pattern as geographic coordinates, which Cooper and Murphy follow to a secret NASA installation.
A Most Violent Year, 2h3
Directed by J. C. Chandor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks, Ashley Williams, Alessandro Nivola
Roles D.A. Lawrence
Rating69% 3.497233.497233.497233.497233.49723
Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac) is the owner of Standard Heating Oil Co, an up-and-coming company. The company has been plagued by the hijacking of several trucks, each carrying thousands of dollars in heating oil. One young driver, Julian (Elyes Gabel), is severely beaten when his oil truck is hijacked by two unknown assailants. Abel's wife, Anna Morales (Jessica Chastain), beseeches Abel to fight violence with violence, but Abel refuses. Morales and his company are under investigation by Assistant District Attorney Lawrence (David Oyelowo), who seems determined to expose price fixing, tax evasion, and various other illegalities committed by Morales and his competitors in the heating oil business.