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Denzel Washington: Fences Isn't About Race

Denzel Washington insists 'Fences' isn't a story about race.The 61-year-old actor directs and stars as former professional baseball player Troy Maxson in the upcoming drama movie, and says that despite the feature's primarily black casting,...

Denzel Washington: 'Fences Needed A Black Director'

Reports suggest the late playwright insisted studio bosses could only pick up the film rights to his 1983 period drama if they agreed to let an African-American take charge of the project....

Denzel Washington To Receive Maltin Modern Master Award

The Training Day star will be feted for "enriching our culture through his multifaceted accomplishments in the motion picture industry" at Santa Barbara's Arlington Theatre on 2 February (17). Previous recipients...

Meryl Streep Lands Golden Globes' Cecil B. Demille Award

The Out of Africa star has been selected as next year's recipient of the coveted trophy by officials at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, in recognition of her lifetime achievements and contributions to...

Idina Menzel & Jamie Foxx To Headline Carousel Of Hope Ball

The two stars will take the stage at philanthropist Barbara Davis' biennial event, dedicated to increasing awareness about diabetes, next month (08Oct16), when they'll join presenters Denzel Washington, Anjelica Huston, and Quincy Jones....

The Magnificent Seven Lassos The North American Box Office

Antoine Fuqua's western, which stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, has grossed $35 million (GBP29 million) in its opening weekend (24-25Sep16). The film premiered on Friday (23Sep16) to mostly positive reviews and has...

Washington And Pratt Ignore The Serious Themes In The Magnificent Seven

Both are playing against type, and they say they avoided rewatching the 1960 version, although they did make a point of sitting down to see the original 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai. Pratt says that...

Denzel Washington: 'Boxing Helped Me Perfect Gunslinger's Quick Draw'

The Academy Award-winning actor stars as bounty hunter Sam Chisholm in The Magnificent Seven, with his character leading a posse of seven men in an attempt to protect a village from a mercenary landgrabber. The...

Peter Sarsgaard: 'I Wanted My Magnificent Seven Villain To Be Ill And Evil'

The actor, who plays Bart Bogue in Antoine Fuqua's upcoming western, came up with the idea of giving his character consumption so he could justify his vile acts, which prompt the locals of...

The Magnificent Seven Stars Sweated It Out In Louisiana

Director Antoine Fuqua reteamed with his Training Day stars Denzel and Ethan Hawke for the new version of John Sturges' classic 1960 western, which also features Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Peter Sarsgaard....

Dakota Fanning Struggled To Secure Adult Roles

The former child star revealed her rise to fame in film roles such as War of the Worlds opposite Tom Cruise, and Man on Fire with Denzel Washington, contributed to some building up preconceived notions...

Antoine Fuqua: 'My Magnificent Seven Is Not A Film About Diversity In Hollywood'

The filmmaker has reteamed with his Training Day leading man Denzel Washington for the new version of John Sturges' classic 1960 western, and he insists he is not trying to make a statement...

Tom Hanks & Denzel Washington Muse Over What They'd Do As U.s. President

As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump do battle in the race to the White House in 2017, the editors of U.S. publication Parade have asked a handful of celebrities what they would do...

The Magnificent Seven Opens The Toronto International Film Festival

The highly-anticipated movie, a remake of the 1960 Western, is helmed by Southpaw director Antoine Fuqua - who credits TIFF for much of his success. He first attended the festival with 2001 movie Training Day,...

Co-stars Viola Davis & Denzel Washington Lead Early Oscars Race

Davis is the top critics' early pick to pick up Best Actress gold at the 2017 Academy Awards and Denzel is hotly tipped to take home another Oscar for his lead actor portrayal...

High School Musical 3 Actor Justin Martin Vows To Move On After Jailing

On Tuesday the 22-year-old was sentenced to 18 months in jail following his arrest last summer (Jul15) in Massachusetts, where he allegedly pointed his gun at cops following a chase through the streets of Boston.Now...

'The Magnificent Seven' Unites Chris Pratt And Denzel Washington In A Modern Western

'The Magnificent Seven' returns in, thankfully, not another sequel but a remake starring Chris Pratt and Denzel Washington. It's a semi-modern twist on a frequently revisited and retold tale that mixes Western wonder with gargantuan...

Antoine Fuqua Drops Out Of Directing Training Day Sequel Series Pilot

The director signed on to take charge of the sequel series, inspired by his hit 2001 movie, earlier this month (Feb16), but he has had to pull out due to a scheduling conflict...

Ethan Hawke: 'Denzel Washington Reunion Was Awesome!'

The two actors first joined forces in 2001's Training Day, so were thrilled to reunite for the upcoming western crime movie - a remake of the 1960 western about seven men who save a village...

Will Smith: 'Oscars Diversity Debate Represents A Much Bigger Issue'

The 47-year-old actor and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith are just two of the stars choosing to boycott next month's Academy Awards (28Feb16) after there were no black nominees on the list.And Will believes this...

Playwright Tony Kushner Signs On To Denzel Washington's Fences Adaptation

Washington, who won a Tony Award for starring in the 2010 Broadway revival of Wilson's drama about race relations in the U.S., revealed his plans to direct a film version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play...

Tom Hanks Named America's Most Popular Movie Star

The Big star topped the annual Harris Poll for 2016, taking over the title from last year's (15) favourite Denzel and marking his fifth time at the top following previous wins in 2002,...

Denzel Washington Is As Humble As Ever As The 2016 Cecil B. Demille Award Recipient - Video

Sunday's Golden Globes saw the announcement of the 2016 Cecil B. DeMille Award winner, and never has the acceptance of it been more humble and downright adorable as it was when Denzel Washington got up...

Diahann Carroll Gave Up Singing Due To Medical Scare

The actress/singer made her name as a star of musical films and stage shows in the 1950s and 1960s, becoming the first African-American to win the Tony Award for Best Actress in a...

Johnny Depp Tops List Of Hollywood's Most Overpaid Actors For 2015

Johnny Depp has received the unfortunate honour of topping Forbes' annual list of Hollywood’s most overpaid actors. Last year Depp was ranked number two on the list, but thanks to recent films Mortdecai and Transcendence...

Denzel Washington Is 2016 Golden Globes Cecil B. Demille Award Honouree

Double Oscar winner Denzel Washington is about to have his hard work recognised yet again at next year's Golden Globe Awards, where he is deservedly set to receive the annual honour of the Cecil B....

Denzel Washington Named 2016 Cecil B. Demille Award Recipient

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will honour the two-time Oscar winner for his contributions to showbusiness at the organisation's 73rd annual awards ceremony on 10 January (16). "Washington's long and storied career...

Denzel Washington Set To Direct An Episode Of ‘Grey’S Anatomy’

Denzel Washington has directed two films but now the 60-year-old actor is turning his attention to directing on the small screen for the very first time. Washington has signed on as a director for the...

Denzel Washington To Make Tv Directorial Debut

The two-time Oscar winner has signed on to helm the ninth episode in the 12th season of the U.S. medical drama, and he is scheduled to step behind the camera later this month...

Denzel Washington Bringing Broadway Play Fences To Big Screen

Washington and Viola Davis played a married couple in the 2010 revival of August Wilson's drama about race relations in the U.S. - and both picked up Tony Awards, while the production was...

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