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25th December 2014
2h 7m
Ava DuVernay

Selma is a Historic Drama film released on 25th December 2014; Ava DuVernay directed the film which stars David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, and Tom Wilkinson. The film was a box office success, earning a profit of $46,787,908 on its budget.


"Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Voting Rights Act.

Genres & Themes

Film Settings

Cast (47)

David Oyelowo's profile
David Oyelowo Martin Luther King Jr.
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 37
Carmen Ejogo's profile
Carmen Ejogo Coretta Scott King
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 39
Tom Wilkinson's profile
Tom Wilkinson Lyndon B. Johnson
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 65
Tim Roth's profile
Tim Roth George Wallace
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 52
Cuba Gooding Jr.'s profile
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 45
Martin Sheen's profile
Martin Sheen
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 73
Wendell Pierce's profile
Wendell Pierce Hosea Williams
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 50
Common's profile
Common James Bevel
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 41
Alessandro Nivola's profile
Alessandro Nivola
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 41
Stephen Root's profile
Stephen Root
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 62
Tessa Thompson's profile
Tessa Thompson Diane Nash
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 30
Stephan James's profile
Stephan James John Lewis
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 20
Giovanni Ribisi's profile
Giovanni Ribisi Lee White
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 39
Michael Papajohn's profile
Michael Papajohn
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 49
Dylan Baker's profile
Dylan Baker J. Edgar Hoover
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 54
Oprah Winfrey's profile
Oprah Winfrey Annie Lee Cooper
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 59
Colman Domingo's profile
Colman Domingo
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 44
Henry G. Sanders's profile
Henry G. Sanders
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 71
LaKeith Stanfield's profile
LaKeith Stanfield
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 22
Jeremy Strong's profile
Jeremy Strong
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 35
Sammy Davis Jr.'s profile
Sammy Davis Jr.
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 88
Lorraine Toussaint's profile
Lorraine Toussaint
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 53
E. Roger Mitchell's profile
E. Roger Mitchell
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 42
Ruben Santiago-Hudson's profile
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 57
Niecy Nash-Betts's profile
Niecy Nash-Betts
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 43
Harry Belafonte's profile
Harry Belafonte
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 86
Omar J. Dorsey's profile
Omar J. Dorsey
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 38
Tony Bennett's profile
Tony Bennett
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 87
André Holland's profile
André Holland
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 34
Kent Faulcon's profile
Kent Faulcon
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 42
Corey Reynolds
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 39
Greg Maness's profile
Greg Maness
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 29
Ledisi's profile
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 41
Nigel Thatch's profile
Nigel Thatch Malcolm X
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 37
Trai Byers's profile
Trai Byers
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 30

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Updated: 4th Jul 2024, 10:53pm. Data from JustWatch.

Production Companies

Harpo Films Celador Films Cloud Eight Films

Selma Stats

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

6% 20-29
21% 30-39
19% 40-49
13% 50-59
4% 60-69
4% 70-79
6% 80-89
26% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

23% Female
77% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

100% Neutral/Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

4% Civil Rights Activist
2% President
2% Politician
2% FBI Director
89% Unknown

Selma FAQ

When was Selma released?

Selma was released 9 years ago, on Thursday December 25th, 2014.

Who plays the lead role(s) in Selma?

The lead role is played by David Oyelowo in the role of Martin Luther King Jr..

How much did Selma cost to make?

The budget was $20,000,000.

How much money did Selma make?

The worldwide revenue was $66,787,908.

Is Selma on Netflix?

No, Selma is not currently available on Netflix in the United States

Is Selma on Amazon Prime?

Yes, Selma is currently available on Amazon Prime in the United States

Is Selma on Disney Plus?

No, Selma is not currently available on Disney+ in the United States