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David Oyelowo delves deeper for role in 'The Butler'
David Oyelowo delves deeper for role in 'The Butler'

For the Oxford-born, Nigeria-raised David Oyelowo, the last few years have been a profoundly deep — and sometimes harrowing — dive into the African American experience. The actor has played a Tuskegee airman in George Lucas' "Red Tails," a U.S. cavalryman in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," and a Southern preacher in "The Help." But things really got intense when he had to endure abuse at a segregated lunch counter and mobs of Klansmen for his part as a civil rights activist in "Lee Daniels' The Butler." "It was horrible. It's one thing to read about it, to even talk to people who went through it or see the documentary footage. When you have to spend half a night being spat at, kicked,...

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