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Denzel Washington rewards 24 students with $1,000

Denzel Washington rewards 24 students with $1,000

May 7 2014, 5:28am CDT | by

Denzel Washington generously gave $1,000 each to students who were competing for a scholarship. The 59-year-old star awarded 24 finalists, from select US cities, who were competing in the August...

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Denzel Washington rewards 24 students with $1,000

May 7 2014, 5:28am CDT | by

Denzel Washington generously gave $1,000 each to students who were competing for a scholarship.

The 59-year-old star awarded 24 finalists, from select US cities, who were competing in the August Wilson Monologue Competition a cash prize.

According to the New York Post newspaper, the actor said: "Just don't spend it all tonight."

Competition judges included his wife Pauletta Washington and Stephen McKinley Henderson - who he worked with in famed playwright August Wilson's production 'Fences.'

Boston student Ashley Herbert won the contest after beating regional competitors who traveled to the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway to participate in a weekend devoted to the late American playwright, who died on October 2, 2005, before competing in the final round of the competition.

Denzel previously revealed he feels fortunate to have gone 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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Jose Luis Rebordinos: ‘Spanish Cinema is Currently Spectacular in Creative Terms’

Sep 18 2014 3:34pm CDT | Source: Variety

Gearing up for his fourth edition as the director of San Sebastian Festival director, which opens its 62nd edition Friday with Denzel Washington’s “The Equalizer,” talks with contagious passion about the festival’s huge spread of Spanish cinema, – which plays out over most of its sections and is one of its hallmarks- the festival ...
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Denzel Washington Joins Director Antoine Fuqua at 'Equalizer' Paris Photo Call!

Sep 17 2014 1:20am CDT | Source: Just Jared

Denzel Washington is dapper in all black while attending the photo call for his latest film Equalizer held at the Hotel Bristol on Monday (September 15) in Paris, France. The 59-year-old actor was joined by director Antoine Fuqua, who he has worked with before on their blockbuster hit Training Day. “The reason why I called Antoine to direct this movie wasn’t just because of the material, though it was that too,” Denzel told the LA Tim ...
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Chloë Grace Moretz Gets Honest About Staying Real in Hollywood

Sep 14 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: PopSugar

Chloë Grace Moretz is on the go. The 17-year-old actress was in Toronto this week to screen and promote The Equalizer at the city's International Film Festival, and there we caught up with her to ask about starring opposite Denzel Washington in the thriller. Chloë also opened up about how she manages to keep her life as normal as possible despite a very hectic routine of filmmaking and trave ...
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Idris Elba’s 10 Sexiest Roles

Sep 13 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Scandalist

View Photo Gallery Idris Elba is one of the world’s hottest men. As we head to theaters to see his new movie, No Good Deed, we’re looking back on the sexiest parts he’s ever played. Before he was chasing serial killers on Luther, Elba was one of the bad guys, first wowing us as Stringer Bell in HBO’s The Wire in 2002. He went on to other major film a ...
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Homeland and The Affair continue Showtime's hot streak - Corey Stoll steals the show!

Sep 12 2014 2:51pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

It's mid-September, and I'm supposed to be excited about the broadcast nets' new fall lineups. But it feels like more of the same: a would-be dynamic duo of superhero shows (Gotham and The Flash) and another Shonda Rhimes melodrama (How to Get Away with Murder) are the only new series generating anything resembling buzz.So I'm already looking forward to October, when the pay-cable channel Showtime will launch the season's most exciting new dr ...
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Denzel Washington on his 40-year career

Sep 11 2014 12:11am CDT | Source: CNN World Music

"The Equalizer" star Denzel Washington on his 40-year career, and co-stars Chloe Grace Moretz and Marto ...
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Why Chloë Grace Moretz Tried to Erase "All Traces" of Herself in Her New Film

Sep 9 2014 4:55pm CDT | Source: PopSugar

Chloë Grace Moretz and Denzel Washington team up on the big screen in their new action movie, The Equalizer. Both actors were in Canada this week for the Toronto International Film Festival, where we caught up with the pair to hear about the collaboration. Denzel and director Antoine Fuqua described how they brought surprise to the blockbuster, in which Denzel plays a seemingly ordinary man who takes extraordinary measures to bring down a Russian gang. And Chloë, who's young Elina is a ...
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ET's Fall Movie Preview

Sep 9 2014 4:55am CDT | Source: WSB Radio

ET was at the Toronto International Film Festival with Channing Tatum, Robert Downey Jr. and Denzel Washington with a look at the fall films we're m ...
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Chloe Moretz & Denzel Washington Premiere “The Equalizer” at TIFF

Sep 8 2014 2:36pm CDT | Source: GossipCenter

Getting in on all the star-studded action, Chloe Moretz and Denzel Washington attended the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival premiere of their new film “The Equalizer” last night (September 7). The “American Gangster” stud and the “If I Stay” starlet were joined by costars Allen Maldonado, Marto Csokas, Haley Bennett and Melissa Leo at Roy Thomson Hall as they greeted fans and press ahead of the screening. And though Chloe looked absolutely fabulous in her cu ...
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Denzel Washington is NOT ready to retire!

Sep 8 2014 11:55am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Don't mess with Denzel Washington. The 59-year-old Oscar winner may be the butt of many old man jokes in his new action thriller The Equalizer, but he's still got it."It's alright, it's alright," Washington says about the zingers. I caught up with Washington at the Toronto International Film Festival where he was promoting the Antoine Fuqua-directed film. Washington plays a retired deadly CIA oper ...
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