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Common on Acting and His Oscar-Nominated Song 'Glory': 'I Always Want My Art to Inspire'

Common on Acting and His Oscar-Nominated Song 'Glory': 'I Always Want My Art to Inspire'

Common doesn't have any theories as to why 'Selma,' the praised Martin Luther King Jr. biopic he stars in, earned only two Oscar noms: best ­picture and best original song, for "Glory," his Golden Globe-winning duet with John Legend. (They'll perform it at the Academy Awards on Feb. 22.) "All I know is that we made something that impacted the world," says the Chicago-born rapper-actor.

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