David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo

  • Highest Rated: 99% Selma (2014)
  • Lowest Rated: 2% Nina (2016)
  • Birthday: Apr 1, 1976
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • That rare British actor capable of a flawless American accent, the classically trained David Oyelowo graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art before joining the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1999. During his time with that group he became the first black actor to portray an English king in a major British production of any Shakespeare play when he was cast as Henry VI. His film career began in earnest in 2006 with a notable part in the Academy Award winning The Last King of Scotland. He went on to work with Kenneth Branagh on a film version of As You Like It, and appeared in such high-profile Hollywood fare as Lincoln and Jack Reacher.In 2012 he co-starred in Middle of Nowhere, directed by Ana DuVernay, who two years later he tapped to direct a biopic of {Martin Luther King that Oyelowo spent years trying to get made. With her as director, Selma was released in theaters at the end of 2014, earning strong reviews, especially for Oyelowo's lead performance. The actor garnered a Best Actor nomination from the Independent Spirit Awards.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway Actor 2020
39% Don't Let Go (Relive) Jack Radcliff 2019
No Score Yet Masterpiece: Les Misérables Actor Executive Producer 2019
No Score Yet Chaos Walking Actor 2019
40% Gringo Harold Soyinka 2018
19% The Cloverfield Paradox Actor 2018
No Score Yet August 28th: A Day in the Life of a People Actor 2018
84% A United Kingdom Seretse Khama Producer $4M 2017
93% Queen of Katwe Robert Katende $8.9M 2016
28% Five Nights in Maine Producer Sherwin $15.6K 2016
2% Nina Executive Producer 2016
27% Captive Producer Brian Nichols $2M 2015
90% A Most Violent Year Lawrence 2015
82% Nightingale Executive Producer Peter Snowden 2015
99% Selma Martin Luther King Jr. 2014
72% Interstellar School Principal $158.8M 2014
33% Default Atlas 2014
72% Lee Daniels' The Butler Louis Gaines $116.7M 2013
No Score Yet Complicit Actor 2013
63% Jack Reacher Emerson $80.1M 2012
89% Lincoln Corporal Ira Clark $129.5M 2012
88% Middle of Nowhere Brian $0.2M 2012
45% The Paperboy Yardley Acheman $0.7M 2012
47% 96 Minutes Duane 2012
40% Red Tails Joe "Lightning" Little $49.6M 2012
76% The Help Preacher Green $169.8M 2011
82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes Steven Jacobs $175.4M 2011
29% Rage Homer 2009
No Score Yet Small Island Actor 2009
No Score Yet Sweet Nothing in My Ear Leonard Grisham 2008
86% A Raisin in the Sun Joseph Asagai 2008
No Score Yet Five Days Actor 2007
No Score Yet Born Equal Actor 2006
87% The Last King of Scotland Dr. Junju $17.5M 2006
36% As You Like It Orlando de Boys 2006
No Score Yet American Blend Actor 2006
No Score Yet Shoot the Messenger Joe Pascale 2006
21% Derailed Patrol Officer $36M 2005
6% A Sound of Thunder Tech Officer Payne $1.8M 2005
No Score Yet Tomorrow La Scala! Actor 2002

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994
  • 2019
93% Les Misérables
2019
Inspector Javert Executive Producer
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Black Hollywood: They've Gotta Have Us
2018
Appearing
  • 2018
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2018
83% The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale
2018
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
100% Star Wars Rebels
2014-2018
Voice
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Lion Guard
2016
Voice
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
No Score Yet Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter
2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
94% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Judge Edward Weldon
  • 2011
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Gilbert Joseph
  • 2010
No Score Yet MI-5
2003-2011
Danny Hunter
  • 2009
  • 2005
  • 2003

QUOTES FROM David Oyelowo CHARACTERS

Ashley Smith
I need to see my daughter.
Brian Nichols
You are not goin' anywhere.
Ashley Smith
I need to see my daughter.
Brian Nichols
You are not going anywhere.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
When will we be free? Soon and very soon. Because you shall reap what you saw. When will we be free? Soon.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
When will we be free? Soon and very soon. Because you shall reap what you saw. When will we be free? Soon and very soon. Because no lie can live forever.
Martin Luther King Jr.
When will we be free? Soon and very soon. Because you shall reap what you sow. When will we be free? Soon and very soon. Because no lie can live forever.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
To Cager Lee after Jimmie Lee Jackson's death: There are no words to soothe you. But I know one thing for certain: God was the first to cry.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
What happens when a man stands up...says enough is enough?
Louis Gaines
What are you doing here?
Cecil Gaines
I came here to protest with you.
Cecil Gaines
You need to go.
Louis Gaines
What?
Cecil Gaines
Get the hell out!
Louis Gaines
Oh, I'm sorry, Mr. Butler. I didn't mean to make fun of your hero! (Gets slapped by his mother)
Louis Gaines
Oh, I'm sorry, Mr. Butler. I didn't mean to make fun of your hero!
Louis Gaines
You'll get arrested, you'll lose your job
Louis Gaines
You'll get arrested, you'll lose your job.
Cecil Gaines
I lost you
Cecil Gaines
I lost you.
Emerson
Awkward meeting you.
Jack Reacher
Likewise
Jack Reacher
Likewise.
Yardley Acheman
I'm sweating like a pregnant nun back here.
Emerson
A stitch in time saves nine.
Yardley Acheman
You put your eyes on me again I will mess you up!
Steven Jacobs
These apes are smarter than you think. We've got to kill their leader
Steven Jacobs
These apes are smarter than you think. We've got to kill their leader.
Joe "Lightning" Little
I think I did get myself killed.
Joe 'Lightning' Little
" To the last min. To the last bullet, to the last man we fight
Joe 'Lightning' Little
From the last plane, to the last bullet, to the last minute, to the last man, we fight!
Steven Jacobs
I run a business, not a petting zoo.
Steven Jacobs
You used an untested drug on your father. I could end your career with one phone call.
Steven Jacobs
You used an untested drug on your father. I could end your career with one phone call.
Will Rodman
Let me save you the trouble. I quit.
Will Rodman
Let me save you the trouble. I quit.
Dr. Junju
Tell the world the truth about Amin. They will believe you, you're a white man.