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4th Mar '13 10:47:45 AM EarlOfSandvich
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Denzel Washington (born 1954) is an American actor, screenwriter, director and film producer. Although his first major role was in the classic EnsembleCast MedicalDrama, ''StElsewhere'', he has garnered much critical acclaim for his work in film since the 1990s, including for his portrayals of real-life figures, such as Steve Biko (''CryFreedom''), MalcolmX, Rubin Carter (''The Hurricane''), Melvin B. Tolson (''The Great Debaters''), Frank Lucas (''Film/AmericanGangster'') and Herman Boone (''RememberTheTitans''). In case you're wondering, he's been approached to play MartinLutherKingJr, but he's declined for fear of the {{Typecasting}} that kind of role would create.

Washington has been awarded three Golden Globe awards and two {{Academy Award}}s for his work. He is notable as the second African American man (after Sidney Poitier) to win the {{Academy Award}} for Best Actor, which he received for his role in the 2001 film ''TrainingDay.'' He starred as John Creasy in ''Film/ManOnFire''. Recently starred in the 2006 thriller ''{{Film/Deja Vu}}'' the 2009 remake of ''[[TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree The Taking of Pelham 123]]'', and the 2010 post-apocalyptic action film ''TheBookOfEli''. He also played Joe Miller in ''Film/{{Philadelphia}}'', which was the second big-budget Hollywood film to present AIDS, homophobia, and gays in a realistic and thoughtful light.

For his 2012 film ''Safe House'', he allowed himself to be [[MethodActing water-boarded for real]] to [[DoingItForTheArt make the performance more realistic]]. His next film was ''Film/{{Flight}}'', which came out in November 2012, and for which he was nominated for another Oscar.
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Denzel Washington (born 1954) is an American actor, screenwriter, director and film producer. Although his first major role was in the classic EnsembleCast MedicalDrama, ''StElsewhere'', he has garnered much critical acclaim for his work in film since the 1990s, including for his portrayals of real-life figures, such as Steve Biko (''CryFreedom''), MalcolmX, Rubin Carter (''The Hurricane''), Melvin B. Tolson (''The Great Debaters''), Frank Lucas (''Film/AmericanGangster'') and Herman Boone (''RememberTheTitans''). In case you're wondering, he's been approached to play MartinLutherKingJr, but he's declined for fear of the {{Typecasting}} that kind of role would create.

Washington has been awarded three Golden Globe awards and two {{Academy Award}}s for his work. He is notable as the second African American man (after Sidney Poitier) to win the {{Academy Award}} for Best Actor, which he received for his role in the 2001 film ''TrainingDay.'' He starred as John Creasy in ''Film/ManOnFire''. Recently starred in the 2006 thriller ''{{Film/Deja Vu}}'' the 2009 remake of ''[[TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree The Taking of Pelham 123]]'', and the 2010 post-apocalyptic action film ''TheBookOfEli''. He also played Joe Miller in ''Film/{{Philadelphia}}'', which was the second big-budget Hollywood film to present AIDS, homophobia, and gays in a realistic and thoughtful light.

For his 2012 film ''Safe House'', he allowed himself to be [[MethodActing water-boarded for real]] to [[DoingItForTheArt make the performance more realistic]]. His next film was ''Film/{{Flight}}'', which came out in November 2012, and for which he was nominated for another Oscar.
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25th Feb '13 12:37:51 AM IlGreven
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For his 2012 film ''Safe House'', he allowed himself to be [[MethodActing water-boarded for real]] to [[DoingItForTheArt make the performance more realistic]]. His next film was ''Film/{{Flight}}'', which came out in November 2012.

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For his 2012 film ''Safe House'', he allowed himself to be [[MethodActing water-boarded for real]] to [[DoingItForTheArt make the performance more realistic]]. His next film was ''Film/{{Flight}}'', which came out in November 2012.2012, and for which he was nominated for another Oscar.
17th Feb '13 3:56:17 AM Morgenthaler
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Washington has been awarded three Golden Globe awards and two {{Academy Award}}s for his work. He is notable as the second African American man (after Sidney Poitier) to win the {{Academy Award}} for Best Actor, which he received for his role in the 2001 film ''TrainingDay.'' Recently starred in the 2006 thriller ''{{Film/Deja Vu}}'' the 2009 remake of ''[[TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree The Taking of Pelham 123]]'', and the 2010 post-apocalyptic action film ''TheBookOfEli''. He also played Joe Miller in ''Film/{{Philadelphia}}'', which was the second big-budget Hollywood film to present AIDS, homophobia, and gays in a realistic and thoughtful light.

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Washington has been awarded three Golden Globe awards and two {{Academy Award}}s for his work. He is notable as the second African American man (after Sidney Poitier) to win the {{Academy Award}} for Best Actor, which he received for his role in the 2001 film ''TrainingDay.'' He starred as John Creasy in ''Film/ManOnFire''. Recently starred in the 2006 thriller ''{{Film/Deja Vu}}'' the 2009 remake of ''[[TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree The Taking of Pelham 123]]'', and the 2010 post-apocalyptic action film ''TheBookOfEli''. He also played Joe Miller in ''Film/{{Philadelphia}}'', which was the second big-budget Hollywood film to present AIDS, homophobia, and gays in a realistic and thoughtful light.
4th Nov '12 3:58:40 PM LavanyaSix
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For his 2012 film ''Safe House'', he allowed himself to be [[MethodActing water-boarded for real]] to [[DoingItForTheArt make the performance more realistic]]. His next film will be Flight, which comes out November 2012.

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For his 2012 film ''Safe House'', he allowed himself to be [[MethodActing water-boarded for real]] to [[DoingItForTheArt make the performance more realistic]]. His next film will be Flight, was ''Film/{{Flight}}'', which comes came out in November 2012.
16th Aug '12 9:55:50 PM Kesali
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For his 2012 film ''Safe House'', he allowed himself to be [[MethodActing water-boarded for real]] to [[DoingItForTheArt make the performance more realistic]].

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For his 2012 film ''Safe House'', he allowed himself to be [[MethodActing water-boarded for real]] to [[DoingItForTheArt make the performance more realistic]]. His next film will be Flight, which comes out November 2012.
16th Aug '12 9:54:44 PM Kesali
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For his 2012 film ''Safe House'', he allowed himself to be [[MethodActing water-boarded for real]] to [[DoingItForTheArt make the performance more realistic]]

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For his 2012 film ''Safe House'', he allowed himself to be [[MethodActing water-boarded for real]] to [[DoingItForTheArt make the performance more realistic]]realistic]].
26th Jul '12 2:36:47 PM BobMcGuffin
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Denzel Washington (born 1954) is an American actor, screenwriter, director and film producer. Although his first major role was in the classic EnsembleCast MedicalDrama, ''StElsewhere'', he has garnered much critical acclaim for his work in film since the 1990s, including for his portrayals of real-life figures, such as Steve Biko (''CryFreedom''), MalcolmX, Rubin Carter (''The Hurricane''), Melvin B. Tolson (''The Great Debaters''), Frank Lucas (''Film/AmericanGangster'') and Herman Boone (''RememberTheTitans''). In case you're wondering, he's been approached to play MartinLutherKing, but he's declined for fear of the {{Typecasting}} that kind of role would create.

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Denzel Washington (born 1954) is an American actor, screenwriter, director and film producer. Although his first major role was in the classic EnsembleCast MedicalDrama, ''StElsewhere'', he has garnered much critical acclaim for his work in film since the 1990s, including for his portrayals of real-life figures, such as Steve Biko (''CryFreedom''), MalcolmX, Rubin Carter (''The Hurricane''), Melvin B. Tolson (''The Great Debaters''), Frank Lucas (''Film/AmericanGangster'') and Herman Boone (''RememberTheTitans''). In case you're wondering, he's been approached to play MartinLutherKing, MartinLutherKingJr, but he's declined for fear of the {{Typecasting}} that kind of role would create.
15th Mar '12 5:38:11 AM Migeteus
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For his 2012 film ''Safe House'', he allowed himself to be [[EnforcedMethodActing water-boarded for real]] to [[DoingItForTheArt make the performance more realistic]]

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For his 2012 film ''Safe House'', he allowed himself to be [[EnforcedMethodActing [[MethodActing water-boarded for real]] to [[DoingItForTheArt make the performance more realistic]]
19th Feb '12 1:40:33 AM passivesmoking
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For his 2012 film ''Safe House'', he allowed himself to be [[EnforcedMethodActing water-boarded for real]] to [[DoingItForTheArt make the performance more realistic]]
17th Feb '12 1:14:58 PM MarkLungo
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Washington has been awarded three Golden Globe awards and two {{Academy Award}}s for his work. He is notable as the second African American man (after Sidney Poitier) to win the {{Academy Award}} for Best Actor, which he received for his role in the 2001 film ''TrainingDay.'' Recently starred in the 2006 thriller ''{{Film/Deja Vu}}'' the 2009 remake of ''[[TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree The Taking of Pelham 123]]'', and the 2010 post-apocalyptic action film ''TheBookOfEli''. He also played Joe Miller in ''{{Philadelphia}}'', which was the second big-budget Hollywood film to present AIDS, homophobia, and gays in a realistic and thoughtful light.

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Washington has been awarded three Golden Globe awards and two {{Academy Award}}s for his work. He is notable as the second African American man (after Sidney Poitier) to win the {{Academy Award}} for Best Actor, which he received for his role in the 2001 film ''TrainingDay.'' Recently starred in the 2006 thriller ''{{Film/Deja Vu}}'' the 2009 remake of ''[[TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree The Taking of Pelham 123]]'', and the 2010 post-apocalyptic action film ''TheBookOfEli''. He also played Joe Miller in ''{{Philadelphia}}'', ''Film/{{Philadelphia}}'', which was the second big-budget Hollywood film to present AIDS, homophobia, and gays in a realistic and thoughtful light.
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