As Israel, Washington takes on his most difficult role to date and leaves no doubt that he's one of the best actors working today.
Washington explains why he turned down a role -- and how it worked out for the best.
Directed with confidence by Washington, FENCES is a pure joy to watch with two dynamite actors in the prime of their careers.
Forbes has named Johnny Depp as the most overpaid actor on its 2015 list
Theater Talk, the show hosted by the New York Posts Broadway columnist Michael Riedel and series producer Susan Haskins, welcomed Denzel Washington to talk about his return to Broadway in A Raisin in the Sun. He’s joined by his old friend Woodie King Jr., founder and Artistic Director of the New Federal Theatre, and they talk about the ongoing impact of Sun and reminisce about their early days working together at King’s theater where Denzel first achieved success in the play, When Chickens Come Home to Roost, playing Malcolm X.
Sophie Okonedo is stepping into the bright lights of Broadway in the revival of Lorraine Hansberry‘s A Raisin in the Sun. For the actress who calls the opportunity a “dream come true,” the London-born star talked to The Guardian about her role in the classic play. Okenodo plays Ruth, the wife of Walter Lee played by Denzel Washington. Ruth has worked long and hard to make their American dreams come true, but life has been hard and weary for the family. The matriarch carries the weight of the world on her shoulders. To get into character, Okenedo had to nail ... Read more
Oscar-winner Denzel Washington is familiar to audiences for his incredible work on the big screen in movies like The Hurricane, Glory and Flight. However, the actor is back on Broadway to dazzle the crowds in an American classic, A Raisin in the Sun. He spoke with the Associated Press about his humble return to the theater. Washington explained why he chose this particular play to mark his time onstage. “It’s just a great opportunity – that’s how I look at it,” said the 59-year-old star. “It’s like getting back to your roots. It’s going good. But around about the 70th show, ... Read more
Each year Forbes releases a list of the most “overpaid” actors — in other words, actors who deliver the least amount of box office for the investment to cover their hefty paychecks. Last year the list was topped by Eddie Murphy (big surprise), who doesn’t make the list this year because he wisely decided to take a little break from movies. But this year another Saturday Night Live veteran took his spot at the top: Adam Sandler. Adam Sandler had the two biggest bombs of his career back-to-back with 2011’s Jack and Jill and 2012’s That’s My Boy, but had ... Read more
When you see how buddy-buddy actors like Ben Affleck and George Clooney are (and we can't forget an obligatory Affleck and Matt Damon friendship reference), it's easy to get the impression that everyone in Hollywood hangs out with each other. You know, like they all have a big pool party at Dustin Hoffman's, cooking $500 hamburgers on the barbeque and such, laughing it up at us little people.
Don’t think Denzel Washington’s daughter is going to get any free passes in Hollywood—the actor made her audition for him so he could tell if she had real talent!
In this hour long, uncensored video, THR got Alan Arkin, Jamie Foxx, Richard Gere, Denzel Washington, John Hawkes and Matt Damon where they talk about their careers, advice to upcoming actors and a ton more.
Robert Zemeckis‘ Flight open this weekend and I’m looking forward to it. I love Zemeckis and glad that he’s back in the live action world. Not that his animated films were bad, they just weren’t for me. Flight stars Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, John Goodman and Melissa Leo. It has Washington as Whip Whitaker (how great is that name?), a seasoned airline pilot who miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to ... Read more
Nate Parker, star of the newly released film Arbitrage, starred alongside Washington in The Great Debaters in 2007 and he told Parker that an actors career is determined by the first five roles they take.
In Theaters: November 2, 2012
Washington talks about how he has seen changes in both his roles and the film industry as a whole over his acting career, and what ambitions he has left.
Denzel Washington might have built his well-deserved reputation on dramatic roles in theater and film — he won his first Oscar for his role in Glory — but Washington has also played some scary, tough dudes — like his character in Training Day, for which Washington won his second Oscar. Washington appears in a similar role opposite Ryan Reynolds in Safe House, as rogue CIA agent Tobin Frost. Washington admits that the role is a bit of a throwback to intimidating characters he has played in the past, pointing out, “Safe House was an opportunity to revisit ways of working ... Read more
Two-time Academy Award®-winning actor Denzel Washington is a an constantly on the move. Never comfortable repeating himself or his successes, Washington is always in search of new challenges and his numerous and varied film and stage portrayals bear this out.
In Theaters: February 10, 2012
"No one ever tells a graduating class, ‘You’re going to fail.’ But it was very important for everyone to hear that."