Without a doubt, Denzel Washington is one of the best all time actors that Hollywood has had the privilege of allowing to grace the silver screen. Denzel manages to bring to life all the roles he plays, and his versatility as an actor has earned him a lot of love and respect. In addition to his great acting career, Denzel Washington has several interesting facts about him that reveal insights into whom he truly is.
With about 50 films under his belt Denzel is a true Hollywood veteran, and someone who commands respect within the industry. If you haven't already seen classics like Glory and Malcolm X, then what are you waiting for? Go watch them now! For the rest of you sit back and learn something new about one of the great actors of his generation.
10 Denzel Does a Lot of Research Before Playing a Role
A role in a movie is not just any other gig for Denzel, it's something worth a lot of research to understand the character that he will portray. For example, before featuring in the 1993 film The Pelican Brief, Denzel had to spend months interacting and going through the day-to-day motions with actual reporters of the Washington Post. Furthermore, he had an opportunity in the film to put his Drama and Journalism degrees to good use.
9 Denzel Was Undecided in College
Like many students out there battling with what they think they want to become and what their talents are driving them towards, Denzel had to go through a few courses before discovering what he wanted in life. Denzel had a desire to become a doctor, so he studied Biology in Fordham University. After a while, he changed his dreams and studied Political Science.
8 Denzel Likes Performing Most of His Own Stunts
7 Denzel Looks Great in a Military Uniform
6 Denzel Washington in Comedy and Remakes
Denzel does not strike someone as a comedian, owing to the badass roles he plays in most of his movies. However, in previous years, Denzel has been part of four rib-cracking comedies. Although he did not stick to comedy for long, it shows us that his versatility knows no bounds.
5 Denzel is a Scientifically Explainable Good-Looking Actor
4 His Fingers Have No Praise Like His Face
3 Denzel has Numerous Awards and Nominations
2 Denzel Has Turned Down a Few Successful Roles
1 Denzel's Success Follows a Prophesy Foretold in his Early Years
If anyone has a reason to believe in miracles and prophesy, Denzel surely does. When he was young, a woman from his church wrote down a 'prophesy' about Denzel that we can all attest came true. This prophetess was known for her gift in the church and the community, and when she was at Denzel's mother's salon, she predicted that Denzel was one day going to speak to millions of people. Denzel carried the piece of paper containing the 'prophesy' for many years, and for sure, the woman's prediction has come true with every release of Denzel's movies. In addition, his award acceptance speeches and public appearances give him an audience of millions.
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