Denzel Washington at a screening in the Curran Theatre, of Fences. Denzel Washington was joined by Jovan Adepo, Myklti Williamson, Stephen Henderson and Constanza Romero, widow of playwright August Wilson. - San Francisco, California, United States - Thursday 15th December 2016
Fans meet the cast of The Fault in Our Stars in London, actors hit the red carpet for Transformers 4 in Hong Kong, Take Down shoots in Wales, and new trailers bow for Guardians, the Inbetweeners sequel, the Equalizer movie and the Dumb and Dumber reunion ...
Fans lined the streets outside London's May Fair Hotel to glimpse the cast of the teen hit The Fault in Our Stars as they attended a special gala screening in advance of the film's opening in Britain this weekend. Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff and Laura Dern chatted to the fans as they attended the event along with Greg Wise and Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams. Read our The Fault in Our Stars review here.
Meanwhile in Hong Kong, cast and crew turned out for a rain-soaked world premiere of Transformers: Age of Extinction, including director Michael Bay and stars Mark Wahlberg Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci and Li Bingbing. The Imagine Dragons did a live performance as part of the film's celebrations. Mark Wahlberg and his Transformers: Age Of Extinction castmates had to brave monsoon conditions for the world premiere of the action film in Hong Kong on Thursday (19Jun14).
Check out the brand new trailer for this exciting new thriller.
The trailer has just been released for the upcoming revenge thriller, The Equalizer, which stars Denzel Washington alongside Chloe Grace Moretz. Set for release in September, the movie promises to be a cathartic and dynamic revenge thriller with some interesting moral questions posed along the way.
Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and just wants to live a normal life. His old ways creep back when he discovers he has a need to right wrongs and help others faced with the devastating effects of crime.
He meets Teri (Moretz), a young girl who McCall discovers is trapped in a circle of abuse and danger within what appears to be a gang of pimps but turns out to be the Russian mafia. McCall courts danger as he fights to free Teri but with the mafia now hellbent on killing him he has to think smart and act fast to stay one step ahead of the dangerous gang of criminals.
Continue reading: 'The Equalizer': Denzel Washington Avenges Crime In Brutal New Thriller
Robert McCall has a modest job at a hardware store in Boston where he longs for a peaceful life on his own to live out the rest of his days. He is a retired black ops commando and, unfortunately for him, that part of his life is not over - merely laying dormant. After meeting a young girl named Teri and seeing her trapped in a circle of abuse and danger within what appears to be a gang of pimps, he vows to help her. However, after taking them down with an extraordinary amount of grace and dexterity, he discovers that they are in fact part of the powerful Russian mafia who are hellbent on killing him. The odds aren't looking good for McCall, whose sense of justice and responsibility has been quickly reignited, but when it really comes down to it, it's difficult to tell who should be afraid of whom.
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Denzel Washington seems to be on top form for his latest role in the upcoming film 'The Equalizer'.
We love seeing Denzel Washington getting his bad ass action star routine on and it looks like The Equalizer is going to give us just that opportunity. Based on the television series which ran between 1985 and 1989, the film adaption of The Equalizer promises to show Denzel at his fastest, finest (in every sense of the word) and most furious, as he takes on the Russian mafia to help a young hooker, played by Chloe Grace Moretz. The role was originally thought to go to Russell Crowe, although he was replaced by Washington.
Denzel Washington seems to be on top form in his upcoming movie The Equalizer
Washington’s character, Robert McCall, is an ex-intelligence officer with a Guy-Richie-Sherlock-Holmes-style ability to pre-plan an attack in his mind and carry it out with precision and (near) perfect timing. The Equalizer looks jam-packed full of action and a brooding Denzel, who just doesn’t seem to age.
Continue reading: Could Denzel Washington Be Back In The Oscars Hunt With 'The Equalizer'?
What looks like a rather standard buddy action comedy is elevated by a smarter-than-normal script, skilful direction and surprisingly offhanded chemistry between Washington and Wahlberg. In addition to the usual action chaos, the film lets big issues gurgle under the surface while refusing to play it safe. For example, the villain here is the US government, rather than some cliched foreign nutcase.
It's set on the US-Mexico border, where smooth operator Bobby (Washington) is working with fast-talking Stig (Wahlberg) to make a deal with the drug kingpin Papi Greco (Olmos). When they decide to rob a local bank to get his attention, the whole situation blows up in their faces. Not only does it emerge that both are undercover federal agents (Bobby with the DEA and Stig with Navy Intelligence), but their bosses (Burke and Marsden, respectively) are unwilling to protect them. Even Bobby's colleague-girlfriend (Patton) can't really help. And now they're being chased by everyone, including Papi and a swaggering killer (Paxton) with connections to the CIA.
The rather crazy plot demands that we pay attention as each of these factions is brought into focus, and it's refreshing to see a big movie that never abandons its own internal logic. Everything does indeed fit together into a larger picture, and since Bobby and Stig are alone in trying to figure it out, we happily go with them. Washington and Wahlberg are having a lot of fun with these characters as they jostle against each other in various displays of messy bravado. Opposite them, Patton has a thankless sexy-female role, but Olmos is quietly fierce, and Paxton steals every scene as a cocky, sneering villain who leaves a trail of destruction in his wake.
Continue reading: 2 Guns Review
Despite playing a porn star in his break-out role in 'Boogie Nights', Mark Wahlberg has to tone down the amount of sex scenes he has due to complaints from his wife.
It isn't particularly shocking to discover that Mark Wahlberg's wife is not particularly happy about the sex scenes he is occasionally called on to film. The actor has stated that he now does whatever he can to avoid having to film such scenes, after his wife, Rhea Durham, voiced her concerns to him.
Durham, who is the mother of Wahlberg's four children (Ella, 9, Michael, 7, Brendan, four and Grace, 3), was happy with her husband's performance in '2 Guns', as he didn't even take his shirt off for the role. Wahlberg talked about his '2 Guns' character, stating ''I love that about him. He's constantly trying to be a ladies' man but he never scores ... And my wife prefers it that way. I prefer to stay away from scenes with me and naked women - it doesn't go down too well. ''
Continue reading: Mark Wahlberg's Wife Dislikes His Sex Scenes
Denzel Washington has completed recording for PBS' Civil Rights documentary 'The March,' which will focus on the 1963 March on Washington D.C.
Denzel Washington is the narrator of a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) documentary on the US Civil Rights movement. The documentary, The March, will focus on the 1963 March on Washington which saw Martin Luther King make his 'I Have A Dream' speech.
Denzel Washington at the New York premiere of 2 Guns.
PBS made the announcement to the Television Critics Association press tour on Monday 5th August. The network said Washington has recently finished taping for the documentary.
Continue reading: Denzel Washington Narrates PBS Civil Rights Documentary 'The March'
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As predicted, the big names of Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg were enough to draw in the crowds as 2 Guns took the weekend box office crown. A total of $27m changed hands so people could see the action/comedy, while the also-released Smurfs 2 managed a reputable third spot.
Sandwiched in-between was The Wolverine, which lost its top spot to 2 Guns. $21.7m took its total gross to $95m. Including the worldwide market, the Hugh Jackman film has eclipsed its budget, which will please the studio after some pretty scary early reviews.
Talking of scary reviews, The Smurfs shouldn’t be anywhere near the top ten, but a strong existing fanbase and some high profile celeb voices saw the parents and kids roll up for an afternoon of blue action. $18.2m was enough to secure a not-too-embarrassing third place.
Continue reading: Weekend Box Office - '2 Guns' Is 2 Powerful For Competition
'2 Guns' has proved hugely popular during its opening weekend, obtaining first place in the box office charts and gaining over $27 million. Another new release 'The Smurfs 2' has been less popular, reached 3rd place.
2 Guns shoots to the top of the US Weekend Box Office grossing, on its opening weekend, over $27 million.
Denzel Washington at the premiere of 2 Guns at the SVA Theatre, New York.
2 Guns stars Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. The cast also includes Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, Fred Ward, James Marsden and Edward James Olmos. The film follows a DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer on the run after failing to infiltrate a drug cartel.
Continue reading: US Weekend Box Office: '2 Guns' Shoots Past 'The Smurfs 2' To No.1
Wahlberg and Washington host an all-star New York premiere, Seyfried and Stone face their fans, Stiller shows his epic vision for Walter Mitty's secret life, Johnny Knoxville makes a Borat-style comedy...
The stars turned out this week for the world premiere of 2 Guns, the new action movie that teams up Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. Both actors were on the red carpet in New York along with the film's Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur and costars including James Marsden and Bill Paxton. Musicians Robin Thicke and 50 Cent also turned up to see the film, which will have its international premiere in London next week.
Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington are interviewed about their new action comedy flick '2 Guns' in which they star as two double-crossed, undercover cops. They talk about the characters' relationship and why is makes such desirable cinematic viewing.
The legendary actor is always trying to improve
Like many accomplished actors, Denzel Washington found the stage to be his biggest and most rewarding challenge, so it’s no surprise that he’s heading back to Broadway in the spring for a revival of Lorraine Hansberry's classic play, ‘A Raisin in the Sun.
"It's a marathon, not a sprint," he told CNN of his acting career, specifically on sticking with Hollywood for all these years “I'm just a regular guy. I'm still trying to get better at what I do." A starring role in Fences three years ago saw Washington take home a Tony Award.
"Working with those actors and working with great material, it kind of gave me new energy," Washington added tp CNN of working in theatre. "I'm like, OK, I've gotta rededicate myself and work harder at it." And with such a love for the stage, Washington just can’t keep himself from it.
Continue reading: It's Back To Broadway For Denzel Washington In 'A Raisin In The Sun'
Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg's '2 Guns' should pull in the crowds this weekend.
Two crooked undercover cops partner up, unknowingly leading investigations on the other. Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington's latest movie 2 Guns has been made at least 20 times in the past. And if it hasn't, then it should have been. But it probably has.
Essentially, 2 Guns is a throwback to the 80s buddy cop comedies, though the adaptation of Steven Grant's book is a little darker. Washington and Wahlberg star as Bobby Trench and Marcus Stigman, who become embroiled in a dangerous war with drug kingpin (Edward James Olmos) whilst investigating each other.
During an interview with Screen Rant, Washington explained how he wasn't too fussed about the script and simply wanted to work with his pal Wahlberg. Shame it was 2 Guns Wahlberg and and not The Departed, or The Fighter Wahlberg, then.
'2 Guns' has failed to impress critics in early reviews. The film, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, is due to be released in the US on 2nd August. Critics have said the film fits the traditional action movie mould: whilst some have enjoyed it, most have not.
2 Guns, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, is due to be released on US cinemas on 2nd August. The film sees a DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer forced to run following their failed attempt at infiltrating a drug cartel. The film has received less than favourable early critical reviews.
Denzel Washington at the premiere of 2 Guns in New York.
Many have described the action film as being cliché and lacking in a cohesive plot or particularly strong characters. Keith Uhlich of Time Out New York said the movie "quickly degenerates into boilerplate Hollywood sound and fury, complete with a climactic Mexican stand-off that revolves around a massive, burning pile of money".
Continue reading: '2 Guns' Failures To Fire Up Critics In Early Reviews
Denzel Washington has professed a strong love for ice-cream, much to the detriment of his weight.
Denzel Washington has admitted that he has difficulty keeping his weight under control, mainly due to his love of ice-cream. The 58-year-old has revealed a strong sweet-tooth, but his real guilty pleasure is Häagen-Dazs, despite its massive calorie count. He attributes his fluctuating weight to the ice-cream.
Washington appeared on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' on 29th July, 2013, revealing that: ''Actually at one point I got to 247 lbs. I was directing a movie and I was editing the film so I was very nervous about it and I'm in the dark in the editing room for five or six months and I'm just eating.'' Washington is set to appear in '2 GUNS' opposite Mark Wahlberg, for which he had to get back into shape for all of the stunts in the movie. He reveals, however, that there is now quick way to get fit.
Continue reading: Denzel Washington Struggles To Keep His Weight In Line
Is Robert Downey really worth $75 million a year?
Robert Downey has obliterated the field in Forbes' annual list of the highest paid actors in the world, earning $75 million in just 12 months thanks to super-hits The Avengers and Iron Man 3.
Robert Downey Jr As Tony Stark in 'Iron Man 3'
Downey Jr didn't even feature in last year's list, though beat second place Channing Tatum by over $30 million in earnings for 2013. He also left the likes of Leonardo Dicaprio, Tom Cruise and Denzel Washington in his dust, begging the question: is a man once considered box-office poison by studios really worth the cash?
Continue reading: Robert Downey Jr Tops Forbes List: What Do You Get For $75 Million?
Marcus Stigman and Bobby Trench have, for the last year, been working together as part of a drug organisation; however, neither knows the other's true identity as they have both been sent out undercover as part of their work as federal agents in separate organisations. Their attempt to uncover millions of dollars from a Mexican drug cartel goes badly wrong when the agents turn on each other revealing their true identities; Stig is a Naval Intelligence officer while Bobby is part of the Drug Enforcement Administration. They take the situation to their respective superiors and discover that they have both been set up with the money that they recovered not belonging to who they thought it did. They realise that they must work together to bring down the real criminals while they themselves are wanted dead or jailed.
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We've all had that moment; looking at photos of our favourite celebs and then jumping out of our seats screaming, 'He's HOW old?!' Well, we've been doing a lot of that here at ContactMusic. Some stars seem to have crept up the age ladder pretty sneakily, the odd wrinkle and grey hair barely registering on our radar, while others don't seem to have aged at all! English football player David Beckham was in his twenties when he rose to global popularity and, looking at his recent H&M underwear advert, it seems that his iconic hairstyles and tattoos are our only way of working out the old from the newer pictures of him. However, he is only 37 and has plenty of time to catch up yet. It's the over-50s that have really had our mouths agape in recent times as we've been scouring the net for the most youthful looking middle to old aged stars.
Continue reading: Good Genes Or Good Ops: Which Male Celebrities Don't Show Their Age?
Oscar hopeful Flight has it's long-awaited box office unveiling today (Feb 1) in the UK and if critical reception and US box office takings is enough to go by then Paramount shouldn't have too much to worry about when it comes to audience numbers.
The film's star, Denzel Washington, delivers yet another powerhouse of a performance that makes his entry into the Best Actor category at the Oscars totally justified as he takes on the role of a veteran commercial pilot who fills his days with women, alcohol and drugs. Supporting Denzel in the flick is Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, Bruce Greenwood and Melissa Leo, as well as John Goodman who both delivers a scene-stealing performance - as he so often does.
Whilst Contact Music's own review of the film isn't wholeheartedly positive, the singling out of Denzel's performance is a mainstay among contemporary reviews, such as Rolling Stone and The Guardian, who single out the performance for being "detailed, depth-charged, bruisingly true" and maintaining Washington's "natural gravitas" respectively.
Continue reading: 'Flight' Expected To Take Off At UK Box Office This Weekend
With another deeply committed performance, Washington brings badly needed complexity to what is otherwise a contrived, overstated drama about addiction. It helps that the film is directed by Zemeckis as a kind of companion piece to his last live-action movie, 2000's Cast Away, another film about a man whose life is dramatically changed by a plane crash. Although here he's lost in a wilderness of substance abuse.
Washington plays Whip, a veteran commercial pilot who fills his days with women, alcohol and drugs. Even when he's flying a plane full of passengers. On a routine flight from Orlando to Atlanta, a catastrophic malfunction sends his airliner hurtling toward the ground, prompting an outrageously inventive reaction that saves 96 of the 102 lives on board. Then the investigators discover that he had both alcohol and cocaine in his system at the time. His union rep (Greenwood) hires a high-powered lawyer (Cheadle) to represent him, but Whip doesn't even try to straighten up until he meets young junkie Nicole (Reilly), who's serious about cleaning up her life.
The main problem here is that Gatins' script completely misses the point of his own story, never remotely touching on the central theme of a flawed hero who has no real moral compass. So drugs are the villain; it has nothing to do with Whip's personal failings. Instead, the script just uses a variety of contrived characters to confront him with his drug problems until he finally cracks under all this pressure. Fortunately, Washington is excellent as the high-functioning addict, and the supporting cast is solid in providing whatever element Gatins needs at the moment: Cheadle's straight-arrow efficiency, Reilly's hopeful anguish and Greenwood's steadfast friendship, plus scene-stealer Goodman as Whip's hilariously honest dealer-buddy and Leo as a ruthlessly tenacious investigator.
Continue reading: Flight Review
Denzel Washington Friday 24th December 2010 and his children are seen leaving the parking garage in their Range Rover after doing some last minute shopping at Barneys New York. Los Angeles, California
Denzel Washington and Pauletta Pearson Washington - Denzel Washington and Pauletta Pearson Washington London, England - Nelson Mandela birthday dinner held in Hyde Park - Arrivals Wednesday 25th June 2008
Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta Washington - Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta Washington Los Angeles, California - leave the Grill restaurant in Beverly Hills after eating lunch Wednesday 16th April 2008
Denzel Washington Tuesday 15th January 2008 2008 National Board of Review Awards at Cipriani - Outside Arrivals New York City, USA
Date of birth
28th December, 1954
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