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Denzel Washington: My mother saved me

Denzel Washington: My mother saved me

Aug 19 2013, 5:28am CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Denzel Washington says his mother saved him from spiraling into a life of drug use and crime. The 58-year-old actor grew up in the tough Bronx neighborhood of New York City and he believes he could...

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Denzel Washington: My mother saved me

Aug 19 2013, 5:28am CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Denzel Washington says his mother saved him from spiraling into a life of drug use and crime.

The 58-year-old actor grew up in the tough Bronx neighborhood of New York City and he believes he could have followed his friends into jail if it wasn't for his mum Lennis raising him in the right way.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, he said: "I was growing up in the Bronx, New York, and was running with the wrong crowd - three of the guys I was hanging out with at the time did prison terms.

"I was not going to school either and was just slowly heading towards the streets. A teacher at my school told my mother, 'He is a smart kid - get him out of here.'

"My mother took a look at my friends and could see where I was heading. One friend eventually did 15 years in jail. Another did 10 years and a third died through drugs.

"What would have happened to me had it not been for my mother? I don't know - but I would not be living this kind of life, that's for sure."

The '2 GUNS' star - whose father Reverend Denzel Hayes Washington, Sr. worked two jobs to support his family - made sure he went as far as he could with his education due to the influence of his mother and teachers.

Denzel is pleased he did go to college and then later acting school because both provided him with the early foundations for his successful Hollywood career, which has seen him win two Academy Awards.

He revealed: "I wanted to carry on with my education, because I realized how important it was. I went to university and acting college. I was in my mid-20s before I started work as an actor. It was something I enjoyed but it was hard to make a living. That's the thing about acting. To be an actor, all you have to do is say you are one. That is perhaps the saddest thing about it. That is why there a lot of angry, frustrated people walking around Hollywood without any training or any work."

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4 days ago

Denzel Washington Seeks Professional Detox After Boozy Month-Long Vacation — Report

Aug 18 2014 4:03pm CDT | Source: WetPaint

Sounds like Denzel Washington needed a little help re-adjusting to everyday life after spending the month of July p ...
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Denzel Washington -- Lookin' Detoxified

Aug 18 2014 2:40am CDT | Source: TMZ

There's a damn good reason Denzel Washington is considered one of the best actors around ... he can flash a big, bright smile on his face and deftly deflect!Denzel was on his way out of Tra Di Noi in Malibu Satu ...
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5 days ago

Denzel Washington partied too hard during his vacation, so he went to rehab

Aug 17 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

I’ve always thought Denzel Washington had everything in his life in order, you know? You never hear about him on the gossip level (except for all of the people who say he’s unpleasant in real life). He’s happily married, his kids are grown and they’ve all gone to college and seem to keep on the straight and narrow. Denzel works consistently in film and theater and no one is every like, “This dude is a mess.” But every yea ...
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6 days ago

Denzel Washington Had To Detox For Two Weeks After A Long Month Of Drinking And Partying!

Aug 16 2014 5:18pm CDT | Source: Perez Hilton

We hope he's feeling clear-headed these days! He's certainly had enough time to get it together! Denzel Washington recently departed an Orange County residence where he had been residing for two weeks to specifically do some detox after a previous wild month of partying! Apparently in July - Denzel and his wife were on a yacht for a month where all they did was party and drink A LOT! Well, we guess Denzel needed to get back in movie making mode be ...
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6 days ago

Denzel Washington - Detoxes After Hard Partying (TMZ.com)

Aug 16 2014 12:15pm CDT | Source: WeSmirch.com

TMZ.com: Denzel Washington — Detoxes After Hard Partying  —  DETOXES AFTER HARD PARTYING  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Denzel Washington just left an Orange County residence where he was staying for more than 2 weeks to detox after a wild, alcohol-fueled, gluttonous month-long vacation ... TMZ has learned. ...
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6 days ago

Denzel Washington Went To Rehab Because He Spent A Month Partying His Face Off On A Booze Cruise

Aug 16 2014 12:03pm CDT | Source: Dlisted

Denzel Washington spent the month of July on a yacht with his wife rippin’ and tearin’ and guzzling down booze like a human funnel and channeling a 1994 spring break and just generally living the dream. Literally a tear fell from my eye when I pictured waking up every morning for 30 days on ...
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6 days ago

Denzel Washington Just Checked Out Of A Detox Clinic

Aug 16 2014 7:49am CDT | Source: Pink is the New Blog

I’m sure you all remember Denzel Washington‘s brilliant performance in the 2012 movie Flight. Interestingly enough, I just got the chance to interview the woman who played his love interest in the movie (Kelly Reilly), and we had this great chat about how your performance ...
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1 week ago

The Turn-Up Is Real: Denzel Washington Checks Into Professional 2-Week Detox Program After Hardcore Summer Partying

Aug 15 2014 9:22pm CDT | Source: Bossip.com

Who knew Uncle Denzel got it popping this hard? Denzel Washington Checks Into Professional Detox After Hard Partying You expect to hear about the Beibers and Breezys of the world partying juuuuuuust a little too hard and having to pull it together. But who would ever suspect the elder A-list to get down like the young folks? Via TMZ: Denzel Washington just left an Orange County residence where he was staying for more than 2 weeks to detox after a wild, alcohol-fueled, gluttonous mo ...
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1 week ago

Denzel Washington Alcohol “Detox” After “Wild” Partying Report Is Exaggerated

Aug 15 2014 8:53pm CDT | Source: Gossip Cop

(Getty Images) Denzel Washington’s health is not in jeopardy, despite an alarming report claiming the Oscar winner just spent “more than two weeks” in a “detox” program. On Thursday, TMZ reported Washington sought help after a “wild, alcohol-fueled, gluttonous month-long vacation” in which he was allegedly “partying and partying hard.” Upon his return to Los Angeles, Washington had “professionals help him ‘detox,’” says ...
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