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USA Today Story on David Oyelowo (‘Middle of Nowhere’ and ‘Lincoln’)

David Oyelowo is in the middle of a moment.

Last year, the British actor broke out in two big roles, as a preacher in The Help and a nefarious biotech boss in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Both films dominated the box office in August 2011.

This month, he’s premiering two films back-to-back: romantic indie Middle of Nowhere (in select theaters this weekend) and erotic noir The Paperboy, which opened Friday.

His résumé continues to expand over the holidays. It’s Oyelowo’s voice that intones the Gettysburg Address in the first Lincoln trailer; he plays a Union cavalryman in the film, out Nov. 9. And in December, Jack Reacher, in which he stars opposite Tom Cruise, will round out his year.

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