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Depp Top Draw In 2007

Johnny Depp, who was once relegated to relatively low budget films because producers thought him too outré to attract sizable audiences, was named Top Money Making Star for the second year in a row in...

Washington Movie Is 'Inaccurate'

DENZEL WASHINGTON's new movie THE GREAT DEBATERS has been slammed for its historical inaccuracies - by the college students the film is based on. In the film, which Washington also directed, the Oscar winner plays...

Berry Desperate To Work With Washington

HALLE BERRY is desperate to work with fellow Oscar-winner DENZEL WASHINGTON - but is determined to wait until she's offered the perfect script. The star won an Academy Award for her role in 2001's Monster's...

Directing Debut Left Washington In Pain

DENZEL WASHINGTON was left doubled up in pain on the set of his directorial debut in 2002 - because he couldn't cope with the stress. The Oscar winner realised he was in over his head...

Washington Calls Mothers To The Phone Over Weinstein Dispute

DENZEL WASHINGTON was so locked in financial negotiations with producer HARVEY WEINSTEIN over new film THE GREAT DEBATERS, he created a summit meeting for the moguls' mums. The actor initially refused to appear in the...

Movie Reviews: The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters, directed by Denzel Washington is receiving mostly respectful reviews. Stephen Holden in the New York Times observes that it "may not aspire to be more than inspirational pop entertainment in the Oprah...

Christmas In The Caribbean For Denzel Washington

Movie star DENZEL WASHINGTON risks the holiday travel rush every year so he and his family can spend Christmas night in the Caribbean. The American Gangster star reveals he and his family exchange gifts early...

Washington Fears An End To Acting Career

DENZEL WASHINGTON decided to try his hand at directing, because he fears his career as an actor is coming to an end. The Oscar winner stars in and directs new movie The Great Debaters, his...

Washington's Bible Breakfast

DENZEL WASHINGTON reads the Bible every day, and draws on its teachings to give him strength and inspiration. The actor is a devout Christian, and insists on starting the day with a chapter from the...

Washington Plans Broadway Return

Oscar winner DENZEL WASHINGTON is desperate to return to the Broadway stage, three years after he stole the show as BRUTUS in JULIUS CAESAR. The New York native recently bought a new home in the...

Washington's $1 Million Debate Donation

DENZEL WASHINGTON has donated $1 million (GBP500,000) to a Marshall, Texas, college in a bid to help the school re-establish its debate team. The Oscar winner's new movie, The Great Debaters, is based on the...

Denzel Wants Debating Back On School Curriculum

DENZEL WASHINGTON hopes his new movie THE GREAT DEBATERS helps revive the art of heated discussion in schools - because television and computer games have largely killed the once revered competition. In the film, which...

Washington Celebrates Town With Film Premiere

DENZEL WASHINGTON has paid tribute to the home of the debate team portrayed in his new movie THE GREAT DEBATERS by screening the film at a local theatre. Washington directs and stars in the...

Washington Tried Drugs As A Teen

Oscar winner DENZEL WASHINGTON has sullied his good guy image by confessing he took drugs as a teenager. The actor, who can be seen as drug lord Frank Lucas in biopic American Gangster, admits he...

Washington Starred In Film To Stop It Flopping

DENZEL WASHINGTON was forced to star in new movie THE GREAT DEBATERS after he was told it would be a flop if he stayed behind the camera. Washington only signed to direct and produce the...

Atonement Takes The Lead

Atonement, the British period romance which received strong reviews and has attracted solid box-office business in limited release, received seven Golden Globes nominations today -- more than any other film. Joining it among best drama...

Winfrey To Receive Producers Award

OPRAH WINFREY is to be honoured for her work as a producer on DENZEL WASHINGTON movie THE GREAT DEBATERS. The U.S. chat show host is among a group of four producers who will all receive...

Washington's Helping Hand For Wannabe

DENZEL WASHINGTON stunned one wannabe actor by helping him land a deal with a top agent during a shopping spree. The Training Day star was so impressed with the polite Los Angeles shop assistant that...

Press Goes Wild For Penn

Sean Penn's Into the Wild has headed the list of nominees for the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA).The scenic drama - an adaptation of John Krakauer's book regarding the life of US vagabond Christopher McCandless...

By on 12 December 2007

Washington Recalls High School Sweetheart On Oprah

DENZEL WASHINGTON outed his high school sweetheart live on U.S. TV on Monday (26Nov07) when he recalled how he was smitten with his unspoken first love. The movie star was promoting new film The Great...

Drug Enforcement Agents Unhappy With American Gangster

DENZEL WASHINGTON and RUSSELL CROWE's hit new movie AMERICAN GANGSTER is at the centre of a new legal row, after upsetting a retired Drug Enforcement agent in New York. The narcotics detectives are far from...

Gangster Slays UK Box Office

Sir Ridley Scott's new Oscar-hopeful American Gangster has shot to the top of the UK and Ireland box office after its opening weekend.The crime epic, starring Academy award-winners Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, took £2.5...

By on 20 November 2007

Bee Stings Gangster At Us Cinema

Family film Bee Movie buzzed to the top spot at the US box office this week, ahead of crime drama American Gangster.The animated comedy about the adventures of the honey-making insects grossed $26 million (£12.51...

By on 12 November 2007

Jay-z Not Looking To Impress Washington

Rapper SHAWN 'JAY-Z' CARTER is not bothered by what actor DENZEL WASHINGTON makes of his new album AMERICAN GANGSTER - it is the actor's 23-year-old son he cares about. The 37-year-old was so inspired by...

Julia Roberts Desperate To Work With Washington

Oscar-winning actress JULIA ROBERTS is desperate to work with DENZEL WASHINGTON because it's been "too long" since they last teamed up on screen. The Pretty Woman star collaborated with Washington for legal thriller The Pelican...

T.i. Learned Perfect Pitch For Washington Film

Rapper T.I. picked up a new skill on the set of DENZEL WASHINGTON's new movie hit AMERICAN GANGSTER - he learned how to throw a baseball. The young star - real name Clifford Harris -...

Gangster Kills At Us Box Office

Ridley Scott's new film America Gangster has stormed to the top of the US box office after its first three days on release.The Universal Studios crime thriller - starring Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington -...

By on 05 November 2007

Jay-z Recognises Denzel's Drug Dealer From The Mean Streets

Rap mogul JAY-Z connected with DENZEL WASHINGTON's real-life heroin dealer character in hit new film AMERICAN GANGSTER because drug lords were the only successful people in his neighbourhood when he was growing up. The rapper...

Whitaker To Star In American Gangster Tv Offshoot

DENZEL WASHINGTON and RUSSELL CROWE's new movie AMERICAN GANGSTER already has a TV spin-off, which will star another Oscar winner, FORREST WHITAKER. As American Gangster hits U.S. cinemas, cable network Showtime has announced Whitaker will...

Movie Reviews: American Gangster

Reviews of American Gangster, starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, are split between love and hate. On the love side is Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun Times who awards it a four-star ranking. "This...

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