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David Oyelowo on the Success of 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' and Working with the Director

Breakthrough performer David Oyelowo shares what it's like to work with the temperamental director and how he's able to feed off the filmmaker's passion. "That, to me, is success, when I walk away from a set and I go, 'I am braver, I can be more than I have been before' and I think the key for all of us is the filmmakers," he says. "I [would] much rather do one scene with Steven Spielberg than a film where I am the lead and the whole thing is not a very good movie or a very good script."