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Denzel Washington found Flight booze ban easy

Denzel Washington found Flight booze ban easy

Jan 18 2013, 4:58am CST | by

Denzel Washington didn't feel the need to drink to get into character for 'Flight'. The 58-year-old actor - who has been nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his stellar performance in Robert...

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Denzel Washington found Flight booze ban easy

Jan 18 2013, 4:58am CST | by

Denzel Washington didn't feel the need to drink to get into character for 'Flight'.

The 58-year-old actor - who has been nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his stellar performance in Robert Zemeckis' harrowing drama - avoided method acting by deliberately shunning alcohol for his role as pilot Whip Whitaker, who is branded a hero after landing a faulty plane despite his drug and booze binge in the hours before he took to the skies.

Speaking at the UK premiere of 'Flight' in London's Leceister Square on Thursday night (17.01.13), Denzel told BANG Showbiz: ''He's a pilot, a great pilot and a great drinker. I just got drunk every night! Ha, of course not. I did the opposite.

''I don't worry about [moral] messages, I just try and play the part. You don't have to kill anybody to play a murderer. I don't drink on most films, so it wasn't any different.''

The easiest part about getting into character as the flawed hero with a penchant cocaine was indulging in calorific late night snacks since Denzel wanted his alter ego to look out of shape.

He explained: ''That's the easy one, eat late. I didn't overeat, just eat late, no exercise.''

The two-time Academy Award-winner loved teaming up with 'Forrest Gump' helmer Rob Zemeckis and believes the director's first live action film in 12 years makes for spectacular viewing thanks to its gripping crash scene and special airplane stunt effects.

Denzel said: ''It was enjoyable working with Rob Zemeckis; great director, excellent script, great actors to work with. I had to practice on an actual flight simulator from Delta airline that the pilots actually practice on and sit in an actual cockpit.''

Asked what his favourite moment of the experience was, he said: ''Seeing the film actually, when I saw the actual crash sequence, we didn't have all that. We were just sitting there going like this [wobbles], but Rob put together a great film.''

Denzel's co-star Kelly Riley and director Rob Zemeckis joined him on the red carpet.

Source: Bang Movies

 
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TIFF 2014 Adds James Franco’s THE SOUND AND THE FURY, ST. VINCENT Starring Bill Murray, Conversations with Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall and More

Aug 19 2014 9:46am CDT | Source: Collider

The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival lineup is complete!  With the event now just a little over two weeks away, the Discovery Program, the Kids Program and additional selections for other festival sections have been announced.  James Franco’s The Sound and the Fury will have its North American premiere and the Bill Murray-starrer, St. Vincent, will get a world premiere in the Special Presentations section, ’71 featuring Jack O’Connell ...
Source: Collider   Full article at: Collider
 

 
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Denzel Washington's Back to Badass in Equalizer Clip

Aug 19 2014 7:48am CDT | Source: movie pilot

If there's one actor you'd never want to bet against, it's Denzel Washington. From Glory through to Flight, he's made a good living out of playing characters that you just can't help but believe in, no matter what the circumstances. Hell, even when he plays a straight up villain, you still have to work pretty hard not to want him to end up on top.And, from the looks of it, his latest movie - The Equalizer - is set to very much continue this trend:Which, despite the ...
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‘The Equalizer’ TV Trailer: Denzel Washington Doesn’t Look at Explosions

Aug 18 2014 10:15am CDT | Source: screen rant

It’s always worth being nice to people who work in retail, because one of those people might just have a secret past as a black ops commando and a hunger for vigilante justice. That’s the case with Robert McCall (Denzel Washington), a calm-voiced Homemart employee with OCD who made a promise to his wife that he’d never go back to his old life of violence. For sadistic mob boss Teddy (Martin Csokas), however, Robert is willing to make an exception. The Equali ...
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Denzel Washington stars in new TV spot for The Equalizer: watch now

Aug 18 2014 1:34am CDT | Source: Total Film

A new TV spot has emerged online for The Equalizer, in which Denzel Washington goes full badass as former black ops commando, McCall. Having faked his own death in order to ensure a quiet life, McCall is unwillingly forced to call on all his old skills when a young Chloë Grace Moretz is being terrorised by the Russian mob. And while he protests that he doesn’t want to become “that man” again, it soon becomes clear that working in a hardwar ...
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Explosive Minute Long TV Spot for The Equalizer

Aug 16 2014 2:18pm CDT | Source: beyond hollywood

Denzel Washington as an ass-kicking vigilante in Antoine Fuqua’s “The Equalizer”? It’s almost unfair. For the competition opening in the same weekend as the movie, that is. But hey, what’s bad for them is great for us. I’m all for this movie turning into a franchise, by the way. Check out a new minute-long TV spot for the big-screen adaptation of the ’80s TV show starring that old English guy. This time around its Denzel Washington in the role. They k ...
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‘The Equalizer’ TV Spot Teases Eminem’s New Song

Aug 15 2014 3:00pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

There are plenty of reasons to look forward to Antoine Fuqua‘s The Equalizer, and now here’s one more. The latest Equalizer TV spot doesn’t just tease the film, it also offers a taste of the new Eminem track that’ll debut with it. Titled “Guts Over Fear,” the song combines Eminem’s snappy rhymes with lush backing vocals by Sia. As for the movie itself, Denzel Washington leads as a man trying to atone for his dark past by helping those in need — like a young girl played by Chloë Grace ...
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Denzel Washington Out for Justice in First TV Spot for 'The Equalizer'

Aug 15 2014 2:33pm CDT | Source: First Showing

"There comes a point where you have to help people who can't help themselves." Denzel Washington is back protecting the good people again as The Equalizer, but it doesn't seem to be something he's excited about in this extended TV spot for the action thriller from director Antoine Fuqua. It looks like we're going to get a good threatening monologue from Washington at some point, and ...
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THE EQUALIZER TV Spot: Denzel Washington Is a Gladys Knight & the Pips Fan

Aug 15 2014 2:06pm CDT | Source: Collider

Sony Pictures has released a new The Equalizer TV spot for director Antoine Fuqua’s upcoming thriller, and it showcases a new song from Eminem and Sia.  Denzel Washington leads the dramatic action-thriller as a former black ops commando who comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl (Chloe Grace Moretz).  Soon thereafter, things go south and he finds himself squaring off against violent Russian gangsters.  ...
Source: Collider   Full article at: Collider
 

 
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'Wild', 'Foxcatcher', and 'Imitation Game' Among 2014 Toronto Film Fest Lineup

Jul 22 2014 11:31pm CDT | Source: ace showbiz

The TIFF will run for 10 days and include the screenings of Robert Downey Jr.'s 'The Judge', Denzel Washington's 'The Equalizer', and Jennifer Aniston's ...
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Toronto International Film Festival Announces First Wave of Premieres and Galas

Jul 22 2014 10:40am CDT | Source: comingsoon

The Toronto International Film Festival announced its first wave of Gala premieres and Special Presentations for the festival running from September 4 through 14, and as always, it's an impressive line-up that includes World Premieres of some of the more anticipated movies of the Fall movie season including new works from many filmmakers returning to the festival. Some of the notable highlights include Denzel Washington's The Equali ...
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