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Actor Spotlight: Denzel Washington

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Henry, Feb 26, 2021.

  1. Henry

    LISTEN TO CHAI Moderator

    Feel free to talk about your favorite roles of his.

    Just to name a few:
    Malcom X
    Training Day
    Remember the Titans
    Man on Fire

    As always, feel free to suggest other folks we can discuss.
  2. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    I just watched Crimson Tide, he is so good in it.
  3. Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Supporter

    Malcolm X is his premier work, and he’s always engaging in whatever he’s in, but his taste in projects can be varied, to be kind, and he can get too into himself sometimes. He and Tony Scott were an amazing team, love Crimson Tide and Unstoppable, and their Taking of Pelham 123 remake.

    Rules in Mo Betta Blues and Training Day, too.
  4. David87

    Prestigious Prestigious

    The movie Fallen, where the best Denzel gif comes from:

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  5. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    Need some love for his work in Fences. Phenomenal performance.
  6. imthesheriff

    Here I Am. So Glad You Are. Supporter

    My man
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  7. I'll watch any movie denzel is in
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  8. CarpetElf

    point gawd Prestigious

    Denzel is not known for always choosing quality work but I don't think I've ever seen him give a performance that was short of outstanding.

    American Gangster, Training Day, Fences, John Q, Man on Fire, etc...

    Nathan already said it but it's worth saying every time - Malcolm X is his magnum opus. HIs portrayal is stunningly accurate and so compelling.
  9. phaynes12

    playing in the band Supporter

    he’s never bad, even in bad movies. few you can say that about.
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  10. Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Supporter

    Eh he can dial it up too much. I definitely wouldn't say bad but if there's a director who can't reign him in a little bit it can distract from the work and come off as overdoing it.
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  11. flask


    I remember liking that one where he’s investigating a bombing and there’s time travel involved.
  12. Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Supporter

    Deja Vu

    my dad took me to basically every Denzel Washington movie from 2000-2010
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  13. imthesheriff

    Here I Am. So Glad You Are. Supporter

    Yeah my dad loves every Denzel movie.
  14. It's me, I'm your dad
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  15. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious

    he’s gotta stop working with antoine fuqua nearly each time
  16. Orla

    right on! Prestigious

    I’ve got to revisit Flight sometime soon. He’s had so many great roles, but I especially enjoyed him in that film.
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  17. Orla

    right on! Prestigious

    I love how on Twitter this gif has become shorthand for expressing relief at having seen a celebrity’s name trending & assuming that meant they were dead but it turned out to actually be for a different reason.
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  18. Henry

    LISTEN TO CHAI Moderator

    I love Man on Fire and the butt bomb lol
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  19. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Out of Time I liked more than its reputation. And Unstoppable is one of the best straight action movies of the last whenever. But even in meh movies, he’s always excellent
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  20. Jason Tolpin


    Was he in Pelican Brief? I liked that one. I liked Remember the Titans, and enjoyed Crimson Tide.
  21. CarpetElf

    point gawd Prestigious

    Just watched Training Day again. So good
  22. Morrissey


    I saw Chappelle's Show long before Training Day so that Wayne Brady sketch will always be intertwined with the movie.
  23. Henry

    LISTEN TO CHAI Moderator

    I often think of this.