Celebrity of the Week: Denzel Washington
Our new Hollywood star of the week is the exceptionally talented actor who seems to outshine them all with his depth of character, unmatched ability, and sheer commitment to his work, Denzel Washington. Denzel is one of the most powerful actors in Hollywood, not only has he won the affection and respect of audiences worldwide as well as from his peers in the business, but he captures the hearts of his viewers by so deeply becoming his characters that we are drawn into their back stories and personal lives that not many actors have the ability to do. Denzel has a deep emotional self that when untapped explodes on screen resulting in excellence time and time again, film after film. He could very well be the best Hollywood actor of our time.
Some of his work includes Death Wish (1974), Wilma (1977), Carbon Copy (1981), License to Kill (1982), A Soldier’s Story (1984), The George McKenna Story (1984), Power (1986), Cry Freedom (1987), The Mighty Queen (1989), For Queen and Country (1989), Glory (1989), Heart Condition (1990), Mo’ Better Blues (1990), Ricochet (1991), Mississippi Masala (1992), Malcolm X (1992), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), The Pelican Brief (1993), Philadelphia (1993), Crimson Tide (1995), Virtuosity (1995), Devil in the Blue Dress (1995), Courage Under Fire (1996), The Preacher’s Wife (1996), Fallen (1998), He Got Game (1998), The Siege (1998), The Bone Collector (1999), The Hurricane (1999), Remember the Titans (2000), Training Day (2001), John Q (2002), Antwone Fisher, Out of Time (2003), Man on Fire (2004), The Manchurian Candidate (2004), Inside Man (2006), Déjà Vu (2006), American Gangster (2007), The Great Debators (2007), The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009), The Book of Eli (2010), Unstoppable (2010), Safe House (2012), Flight (2012), 2 Guns (2013), The Equalizer (2014), and the list, we hope, will continue to go on and on.
It’s no surprise that Denzel Washington holds the record with 6 Oscar nominations, and 2 wins by an actor of African descent. We look past the skin color, and simply see a man of true God given talent and purpose in his craft. As fate would have it, during his successful career Denzel has played some very powerful and disturbed men, making him a powerful vessel of messages and stories that need to be told. We are one of Denzel’s biggest fans, and look forward to all of his future work, whether he chooses to act, direct, or produce; we know that when he’s involved it is sure to be powerful stuff. We are proud to call Denzel Washington our new Hollywood star of the week.
See Denzel’s award winning performance in FLIGHT: