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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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First Listen: Eminem Releases A New Song Titled ‘Guts Over Fear’ From The Just-Announced Compilation Album ‘ShadyXV’

Aug 25 2014 11:53am CDT | Source: Pink is the New Blog

Eminem has just released a new song titled Guts Over Fear which, like the song he wrote for the new Denzel Washington movie The Equalizer, features Sia on guest vocals. Along with the song release comes news that Em is readying the release of a new 2-disc compilation album that ...
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Eminem ft. Sia: 'Guts Over Fear' Lyrics & Full Song - Listen Now!

Aug 25 2014 1:34am CDT | Source: Just Jared

Check out your first listen of Eminem‘s brand new song “Guts Over Fear” featuring Sia! The song is going to be featured on the soundtrack for Denzel Washington‘s upcoming movie The Equalizer, which is set to hit theaters on September 26. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Eminem Eminem just finished his The Monster mini-tour with Rihanna over the weekend and the two of them participated in the ALS Ice ...
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Eminem's Guts Over Fear ft. Sia released

Aug 25 2014 12:59am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

mods I am so sorry about my million posts! this one should work though! I love it but it breaks my heart. Very self reflective it just breaks my heart to hear all the pain I caused but what am I gonna do when the rage is gone and the lights go out in the trailer parkEminem and Sia, who previously collaborated on “Beautiful Pain,” have put out a new song together called “Guts Over Fear.” It’ll appear on the soundtrack for Denzel Washington’s new film The Equalizer. Along with the song, ...
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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 mon ...
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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 Saturday when our photo ...
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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 year, D ...
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2 weeks 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 ...
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