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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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Denzel Washington's Jay Z Impression Is Just Too Good

Sep 29 2014 12:41pm CDT | Source: Pop Sugar

During a recent appearance on The Queen Latifah Show, Denzel Washington showed off his impersonation skills, doing a spot-on impression of Jay Z. After Queen Latifah tried to get Denzel to rap, he got shy, shifting gears to talk about his relationship with the rapper. He said, "I was in the studio with Lenny Kravitz, and he was doing something with Jay Z. . . . It was 'Change Clothes.'" As Denzel imitated Jay Z's laugh, Queen Latifah cracked up, saying, " ...
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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Equalizer’ Is Equal To The Task

Sep 29 2014 2:00am CDT | Source: CBS Philly

By Bill Wine PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The reliable bankable, Denzel Washington, was more than equal to the task. His new thriller, The Equalizer, in which he plays a justice-seeking vigilante, turned The Maze Runner, last weekend’s leader, into a one-week wonder. The Equalizer, Washington’s action thriller based on the eighties TV series that starred Edward Woodward, earned an estimated $35-million on its debut weekend. That dropped The Maze Runner into seco ...
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'The Equalizer' Debuts at Top of Weekend Box Office, 'Maze Runner' Holds Strong at No. 2

Sep 28 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Denzel Washington‘s new film The Equalizer topped this weekend’s box office with a whopping $35 million debut! According to THR, the action thriller also starring Chloe Moretz, marks the third-best opening of Denzel‘s career behind 2007′s American Gangster and the 2012 hit Safe House. Holding steady at No. 2 was The Maze Runner, starring Dylan O’Brien and Will Poulter, which brought in an additional ...
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Box Office: ‘The Equalizer’ Debuts to Smashing $35 Million

Sep 28 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: Variety

Denzel Washington and “The Equalizer” were number one with a bullet this weekend, as the revenge thriller picked up an impressive $35 million across 3,234 locations. That figure gave it a comfortable lead over the weekend’s other new wide release, Focus Features’  “The Boxtrolls,” which earned  $17.2 million across 3,464 location ...
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Denzel Washington's 'Equalizer' Tops Friday's Box Office

Sep 27 2014 2:30pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

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The Equalizer Takes Down Box Office Foes To Win Opening Weekend

Sep 27 2014 8:21am CDT | Source: Gossip Cop

(Sony) The Equalizer is set to win the box office in its opening weekend. Denzel Washington stars in the vigilante thriller, which is expected to earn about $35 million, according to early estimates. The Boxtrolls and The Maze Runner are fighting for second place, with both films on pace for about $17 million. Ensemble comedy This Is Where I Leave You is targeting $8 million and the #4 spot. Dolphin Tale 2 ($5 m ...
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'Equalizer' is Friday's No. 1 movie: $12.6M

Sep 26 2014 11:00pm CDT | Source: Entertainment Weekly

Denzel Washington action-thriller on track for $36M weekend; ''The Boxtrolls'' at No. 3 behind ''The Maze Runner ...
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"The Equalizer," "Boxtrolls," "The Two Faces of January," and Movie Therapy

Sep 26 2014 3:23pm CDT | Source: WNYC Music

Rafer and Kristen never could have imagined 1980s TV shows like "The Equalizer" being made into feature films. What's next? "Simon and Simon"? "Three's Company"? But they try their best to approach the new Denzel Washington film with open minds. Also up for review: "Boxtrolls," the new children's movie about small creatures trying to survive in a world ...
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25 humble suggestions for 'The Equalizer' brand extensions

Sep 26 2014 2:41pm CDT | Source: Southern California Public Radio

Denzel Washington stars as a retired intelligence officer in "The Equalizer."; Credit: Scott Garfield/Sony Pictures "The Equalizer," in which Denzel Washington plays a man who gets revenge on all manner of bad guys, and maybe annoying people, and maybe just other people? Anyway, it seems inevitable that if the movie comes back, they'll be looking for ways to extend the brand. Fortunately, we've got some idea ...
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'The Equalizer:' Antoine Fuqua says directing Denzel Washington is 'scary as hell'

Sep 26 2014 1:50pm CDT | Source: Southern California Public Radio

Denzel Washington in "The Equalizer." Thirteen years have passed since director Antoine Fuqua and actor Denzel Washington last worked together. Which is surprising, given that their first collaboration, the 2001 hit film "Training Day," garnered Washington a Best Actor Oscar.  Fuqua and Washington had been in talks to work together in the 2007 film "American Gangster," but Fuqua was replaced as director before the film was finished casti ...
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