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22-year-old actor/rapper, Keith Stanfield, who practically stole every scene in which he appeared in Destin Daniel Crettin's Short Term 12 - his feature film acting debut - and whose performance earned him a best supporting actor Spirit Award nomination, has joined the cast of Ava DuVernay's Mlk drama Selma, playing Jimmie Lee Jackson, a civil rights protestor who was shot and killed by Alabama State Troopers in 1965 - a death that helped inspire the Selma to Montgomery marches, an important event in the American Civil Rights movement. He was 26 years old. Stanfield joins David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr.Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, and »

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