Names+Faces: Tuna fish sandwich gets Oprah into 'Selma'

November 13, 2014 5:32 AM

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In fact, she didn't even want to produce the Ava DuVernay-directed film about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s(David Oyelowo) famous 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery, Ala., voting rights marches.

And then DuVernay suggested Winfrey play Annie Lee Cooper, the real-life civil rights activist who became best known for punching Selma Sheriff Jim Clark.

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