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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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Denzel's 'Equalizer' dominates box office

Sep 29 2014 2:49pm CDT | Source: cnn

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As “The Equalizer” proved once again this week with a strong $35-million opening, Denzel Washington is one of the most reliable stars in Hollywood. But when it comes to box office, some of his movies ...
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Sep 29 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: movie fanatic

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Boxtrolls' Egg serves up greens at the US box office

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Box Office: The Equalizer Soars to No. 1

Sep 28 2014 6:12pm CDT | Source: tvguide

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Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: September 28th, 2014

Sep 28 2014 6:11pm CDT | Source: screen rant

Denzel Washington returned to top form at the box office this weekend with the fourth highest September opening ever. In at number 1 is The Equalizer (read our review) with $35 million. For all intents and purposes, The Equalizer is a solid hit for Denzel Washington and ranks as the actor’s third best opening. The Equalizer‘s opening also ranks fourth best among all September new releases, behind Hotel Transylvania, Insidious Chapter 2, and, strangely, th ...
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The Equalizer claims US crown on $35m

Sep 28 2014 3:06pm CDT | Source: screen daily

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'The Equalizer' Scores Fourth-Highest September Debut Ever

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Featuring superstar Denzel Washington operating well within his wheelhouse, R-rated action movie The Equalizer had one of the biggest September openings ever this weekend.Meanwhile, The Boxtrolls had an above-average debut for a stop-motion animated movie, though it still wound up slightly behind The Maze Runner's second weekend.Playing at 3,236 theaters, The Equalizer opened to an estimated $35 million this weekend. That ranks fourth all-time in September behind Hotel Transylvania, Insid ...
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