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'Nightingale' tested David Oyelowo's commitment as an actor
'Nightingale' tested David Oyelowo's commitment as an actor

More than eight months before David Oyelowo went into production on "Selma," the movie that led to so many accolades for his performance as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., he filmed "Nightingale," an 85-minute solo tour de force. Premiering Friday on HBO, "Nightingale" centers on a man who could not be more different than King — a man alone, at war with the world, isolated and out of his mind. "This was a role I had to play," Oyelowo insists. With standout roles in films including "Lincoln" and "Lee Daniels' 'The Butler,'" Oyelowo has established an impressive acting career that reached a milestone with...

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