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David Oyelowo in Selma
David Oyelowo brings Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to life in Selma. Photo by Atsushi Nishijima
Giovanni Ribisi and Tom Wilkinson in Selma
Tom Wilkinson plays President Lyndon B. Johnson in Selma. Photo by Atsushi Nishijima
Oprah Winfrey in Selma
Oprah Winfrey, who produced the film, gave herself the plum supporting role of Annie Lee Cooper in Selma. Photo by Atsushi Nishijima
David Oyelowo in Selma
The power King had over his followers is evident throughout Selma. Photo by Atsushi Nishijima