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Washington Had To Be Talked Into Attending Oscars

9th January 2010

DENZEL WASHINGTON almost missed out on his big night at the 2002 Oscars - because he didn't feel like mingling with celebrities after shooting harrowing movie HURRICANE, for which he was nominated.The actor had to...

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Fascinating Fact 8619

9th January 2010

DENZEL WASHINGTON landed more than a cheque and screen time with GEORGE SEGAL in 1981 movie CARBON COPY - producers agreed to pay for dental work, so the actor could get his crooked teeth fixed.

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Washington Regrets Turning Down Seven

9th January 2010

DENZEL WASHINGTON will always regret turning down BRAD PITT's role in SEVEN - because he thought the film would be too dark.Washington was director David Fincher's first choice to play Det. David Mills in the...

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Regular Dad Denzel Washington

2nd January 2010

Denzel Washington's job is being a dad.The 'American Gangster' star - who has son John, 25, daughter Katie, 22, and twins Olivia and Malcolm, 18 with wife Pauletta- says being a father has helped keep...

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P. Diddy's $3m Party

23rd November 2009

P. Diddy spent $3 million on his 40th birthday party.The hip-hop star celebrated the landmark day with Jay-Z, Bono, Nelly and Denzel Washington at the Garden of Eden-themed bash held at New York's Plaza Hotel...

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Washington Movie Hit With Further Problems

15th November 2009

DENZEL WASHINGTON's latest movie UNSTOPPABLE has hit another setback - residents living near the filmset have complained about the numerous road closures around the production.Washington walked away from the film in June (09) amid rumours...

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Washington Returning To Broadway

10th November 2009

DENZEL WASHINGTON is returning to Broadway next spring (10) - in an upcoming revival of Tony Award-winning play FENCES.Washington will take to the New York stage in April in the August Wilson play, which centres...

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Clooney, Winfrey & Washington On President's Invite List

2nd November 2009

GEORGE CLOONEY, DENZEL WASHINGTON and OPRAH WINFREY were among the first big names to land an invitation to meet with U.S. President BARACK OBAMA during his first few months in office, according to official White...

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Washington Thrills Tokyo Commuters As Train Conductor

21st August 2009

Oscar-winning actor DENZEL WASHINGTON gave commuters in Tokyo a thrill on Thursday (20Aug09) - after taking command of a Japanese train station.The star plays a train dispatcher forced to negotiate with hijacker John Travolta in...

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Washington Set To Produce Cop Drama

14th August 2009

Oscar-winning actor DENZEL WASHINGTON is setting his sights on a return to the small screen - he's in negotiations to produce a new police drama.The Training Day star is eyeing a role as executive producer...

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Washington Thrills Newlyweds

11th August 2009

DENZEL WASHINGTON delighted a pair of newlyweds recently after posing alongside them for their wedding pictures.The actor was eating lunch at an outdoor cafe with wife Pauletta when he spotted the new husband and wife...

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Falling Stars

5th August 2009

With virtually all movie studios reporting a downturn in profits, top stars and directors are being forced to take sizable paycuts, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. They include Denzel Washington, who did not receive...

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The Things They Say 12988

28th July 2009

"I should have worn a costume... and come down here like a Ninja Turtle or some old school (character)." DENZEL WASHINGTON felt underdressed at the Comic-Con comic book convention in San Diego, California.

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Washington Came Close To A Life Of Crime

27th July 2009

DENZEL WASHINGTON credits his acting ambitions with saving him from a life of crime - he fell in with a bad crowd as a teenager.The Oscar-winning actor plays a man who takes a bribe from...

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Denzel Washington's Whip Intrigue

27th July 2009

Denzel Washington likes the idea of being whipped.The Oscar-winning star has revealed he is intrigued by sadomasochism but would rather play a character who likes it than be exposed to violent sexual acts himself.He quipped:...

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Washington Stuffed Himself For Pelham

25th July 2009

DENZEL WASHINGTON was delighted when movie bosses ordered him to fatten up for his latest movie role - because he thoroughly enjoyed stuffing his face with junk food.The actor appears in The Taking of Pelham...

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Washington 'Lands Obama Role'

24th July 2009

DENZEL WASHINGTON is celebrating after reportedly landing the role of U.S. President BARACK OBAMA in a new movie.The 54-year-old Oscar winner has long voiced his interest in playing Obama, 47, in a film - but...

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Washington Hops Back On Board Unstoppable

23rd July 2009

Oscar winner DENZEL WASHINGTON has rejoined the cast of action thriller UNSTOPPABLE, just weeks after withdrawing his name from the project.The Training Day star was all set to reteam with director Tony Scott for their...

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The Things They Say 12634

17th June 2009

"I told her I would tell her the truth about what I thought. And she's good, she's very good, she obviously got it from her mother's side!" Oscar-winning actor DENZEL WASHINGTON jokes about his daughter...

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Washington Faced Subway Fear On Pelham Set

14th June 2009

DENZEL WASHINGTON nearly passed up an offer to reteam with director TONY SCOTT for a fourth time - after discovering he'd have to face his fear of public transport for new film THE TAKING OF...

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Movie Reviews The Taking Of Pelham 123

12th June 2009

The Taking of Pelham 123 is getting fairly decent reviews from critics, several of whom remark that while there isn't much to dislike about the movie, there's also nothing much to get excited about either....

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The Things They Say 12572

11th June 2009

"That was a midlife crisis kind of thing. When my oldest son turned 16, he wanted to get his ears pierced. I said, 'I'm going to go with you.'" DENZEL WASHINGTON on his pierced ears.

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Fascinating Fact 7487

8th June 2009

Basketball fanatic DENZEL WASHINGTON got his Los Angeles Lakers season floor seats from WALTER MATTHAU, who played the original GARBER character in 1974 movie THE TAKING OF PELHAM, ONE TWO THREE. Washington plays Garber in...

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Washington: 'I'm Too Old To Play Obama'

3rd June 2009

DENZEL WASHINGTON has given up hope he will ever play U.S. President BARACK OBAMA on the big screen - because he will be "too old" for the role.The 54-year-old Oscar winner is desperate to play...

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Grieving Travolta Pulls Out Of Promotional Appearances

30th May 2009

Grieving star JOHN TRAVOLTA has left DENZEL WASHINGTON to do the media promotion for their new movie THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3 because he is still struggling to cope with the death of...

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Fascinating Fact 7411

23rd May 2009

Thursday night's (21May09) basketball showdown between the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets was an all-star affair - DENZEL WASHINGTON, LEONARDO DiCAPRIO, WILL FERRELL and JAKE GYLLENHAAL were spotted among the celebrity visitors to Staples...

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Fascinating Fact 7279

3rd May 2009

The big fight between boxers MANNY PACQUIAO and RICKY HATTON brought out the stars on Saturday night (02May09) - celebrities including MARIAH CAREY, JAY-Z, SEAN COMBS, DENZEL WASHINGTON, ADAM SANDLER and MARK WAHLBERG were all...

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Washington Poised For Fifth Scott Movie

28th April 2009

DENZEL WASHINGTON is set to reteam with director TONY SCOTT for the fifth time in his career - he's poised to sign on to new movie UNSTOPPABLE. The pair has previously worked together on Crimson Tide,...

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Washington Saves Boys & Girls Club

4th April 2009

Oscar winner DENZEL WASHINGTON has donated $50,000 (GBP33,500) to save a Boys & Girls club in New Mexico. The generous star stepped in after discovering the organisation in Roswell - where he is shooting new movie...

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Wsj Front-end Deals Are Passé

2nd April 2009

With third-party financing deals drying up and DVD sales falling, Hollywood's major studios are now cutting first-dollar deals with top stars -- that is, deals that guarantee the actors a percentage of the gross whether...

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