11 Updates
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...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos


1 year ago

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


1 day ago

Denzel Washington: Not Thinking About Playing Barack Obama

Sep 19 2014 2:04pm CDT | Source: Variety

SAN SEBASTIAN – At Spain’s 62nd San Sebastian to accept a career-achievement Donostia Award and present, alongside Antoine Fuqua, Sony Pictures’ fest opener, “The Equalizer,” Denzel Washington denied any idea of playing President Barack Obama. “Barack Obama is a story that hasn’t finished yet. It’s not something I’m thinking about, and he’s busy. said Washinton,... Read more » ...
Source: Variety   Full article at: Variety


4 days ago

The Equalizer Clip: Denzel Delivers The Hurt

Sep 16 2014 10:12am CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Denzel Washington is The Equalizer and audiences will discover exactly what that means when the Antoine Fuqua film premieres September 26. But, what was first teased in that The Equalizer trailer can truly be seen in a new clip released by Columbia Pictures that gives viewers a real sense for what Washington’s character is capable of and why he is such a compelling force to be reckoned with. In this extended clip, Fuq ...
Source: movie fanatic   Full article at: movie fanatic


5 days ago

Here’s A 4+ Minute Clip From THE EQUALIZER!!

Sep 16 2014 8:35am CDT | Source: aintitcool

A longer tease of the film which arrives in theaters September 26. Read the full article on AICN The Powers That Be have unleashed four minute plus clip from helmer Antoine Fuqua’s September 26 release, THE EQUALIZER, starring Denzel Washington.  I really like the slow-burn tone of this sequence.  Not sure about Denzel's Equalizer vision, although I totally understand the purpose of the conceit.       ———— Gl ...
Source: aintitcool   Full article at: aintitcool


5 days ago

Atlanta Readers: Win Passes to See THE EQUALIZER

Sep 15 2014 2:52pm CDT | Source: Collider

Now that the summer movie season has cooled off and we’ve pushed past the Labor Day doldrums, we’re now headed into the fall with plenty of exciting movies to put on your radar, so our screenings invites are heating back up.  We’re kicking it off with The Equalizer, which has Denzel Washington being a badass, a formula that audiences tend to love.  In the film, Washington plays an ex-CIA agent who comes out of retirement to s ...
Source: Collider   Full article at: Collider


5 days ago

Watch a Crazy Action-Packed 4 Minute Clip from The Equalizer

Sep 15 2014 12:13pm CDT | Source: beyond hollywood

It goes without saying that Denzel Washington kicks some major ass in Antoine Fuqua’s upcoming “The Equalizer.” But just how much ass? Well, if this new 4-minute clip is any indication, it’s quite a lot. You know what I like most about this clip, though? I like that they’re not trying to make Denzel’s character, who I guess is in his fifties, into this superhero guy who is faster than a speeding bullet and can leap tall buildings in a single bound. He’s ...
Source: beyond hollywood   Full article at: beyond hollywood


1 week ago

The Magnificent Seven Remake: Denzel Washington & Antoine Fuqua Are a Go!

Sep 11 2014 4:37pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington are quite the director-actor dynamic duo. Their first collaboration, Training Day, resulted in Washington scoring a Best Actor Oscar. The second work, teased in this The Equalizer trailer, lands in theaters September 26 and is one riveting ride. Now, we have word they’re re-teaming for a third time. Washington and Fuqua are set to tackle the remake of The Magnificent Seven and we can’t think of a more ...
Source: movie fanatic   Full article at: movie fanatic


1 week ago

Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington Saddle Up for the Magnificent Seven Remake

Sep 11 2014 11:26am CDT | Source: beyond hollywood

It seems like that “Magnificent Seven” remake has been gestating all over Hollywood for years now, first with Tom Cruise as a potential star, then not. Now it looks like it’s Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington’s turn to take a crack at the remake. The duo is coming off “The Equalizer” remake, which is currently visiting Canadaland up north for a festival shindig. Fuqua confirms the re-teaming (which would make it the third collaboration between the duo) to Variet ...
Source: beyond hollywood   Full article at: beyond hollywood


1 week ago

Denzel on his 40-year career

Sep 11 2014 8:34am CDT | Source: cnn

"The Equalizer" star Denzel Washington on his 40-year career, and co-stars Chloe Grace Moretz and Marton Czokas dish ...
Source: cnn   Full article at: cnn


1 week ago

Antoine Fuqua Confirms ‘Magnificent Seven’ with Denzel Washington

Sep 10 2014 10:54am CDT | Source: screen rant

Antoine Fuqua directed Denzel Washington to an Oscar in the dirty cop drama/thriller Training Day in 2001, but it took some thirteen years before the pair reunited on the cinematic reboot of the 1980s action TV property The Equalizer - a movie that will arrive in theaters later this month. The wait for the duo’s third collaboration looks to be much shorter, fortunately, as they’re now set to reteam on a remake of the classic American western The Magnificent Seven. Fuqua and Wa ...
Source: screen rant   Full article at: screen rant


1 week ago

Confirmed: Antoine Fuqua to Direct Denzel Washington in ‘Magnificent Seven’ Remake [Update]

Sep 10 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: slash film

Update from Editor Peter Sciretta: Antoine Fuqua is now confirmed to direct Denzel Washington in a remake of The Magnificent Seven. More details on the Denzel Washington Magnificent Seven remake, after the jump. The original story by Germain Lussier from June 5th 2014 follows: Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington are hitting a groove. Fuqua directed Washington to an Oscar in Training Day. Their latest team-up, The Equalizer, is gaining so much buzz work has alr ...
Source: slash film   Full article at: slash film


Don't miss ...


<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.


blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

'Cape Fear' actress Polly Bergen is dead
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Emmy-award winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, still remembered for playing the terrorised wife in the original "Cape Fear", has died, according to her publicist. She was 84.
Gabrielle Union to approach FBI over leaked topless photos
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Actress Gabrielle Union, whose topless photos, which she had sent to her husband Dwayne Wade, somehow leaked online, says she was the victim of a digital hate crime and that her legal team will contact the FBI.
Kim, Vanessa targeted in new nude photo leak?
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) It seems that celebrity nude photo leak now targets stars like Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens, Avril Lavigne, Leelee Sobieski and Lake Bellmay.
Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Martin living under the same roof?
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has fallen head over heels for actress Jennifer Lawrence and, according to sources, they are planning to live under the same roof.

Latest from the Network

Indian women settle for badminton team bronze
Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) Ending a 28-year-old medal drought in badminton at the Asian Games, India Sunday settled for the bronze in the women's team event going down tamely to hosts South Korea in the semi-finals at the...
Read more on Sport Balla
'Cape Fear' actress Polly Bergen is dead
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Emmy-award winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, still remembered for playing the terrorised wife in the original "Cape Fear", has died, according to her publicist. She was 84. Bergen...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
India thrash Sri Lanka 8-0 in Asiad men's hockey
Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) Playing their first match of the Asian Games at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium here, the Indian men's team defeated neighbours Sri Lanka 8-0 in a Pool B contest here Sunday. It was Rupinder Pal...
Read more on Sport Balla
Indian women shuttlers settle for Asiad bronze
Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) Indian shuttlers had to settle for the bronze in the women's team event of the Asian Games as they lost their semi-final encounter 1-3 to hosts South Korea at the Gyeyang Gymnasium here Sunday....
Read more on Sport Balla
Great expectations from Modi's US visit
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) There are great expectations all around from the corridors of power in Washington to business circles to the Indian-American community from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's landmark visit...
Read more on Politics Balla
Hard to fight against Joshna: Dipika Pallikal
Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) Indian squash star Dipika Pallikal said here that it is tough to fight for a medal, especially when you are facing a compatriot in the quarter-finals of the Asian Games. The World No.12 Sunday...
Read more on Sport Balla
Indian women tie, men lose in Asiad handball
Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) The Indian handball contingent experienced a mixed Sunday at the Asian Games here with the women's team forcing a come-from-behind 26-26 tie against Thailand while the men suffered a second...
Read more on Sport Balla
Ghosal, Dipika assured of squash medals (Third lead)
Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal assured India of at least two more Asian Games medals after reaching the semi-finals of their singles events at the Yeorumul Squash Courts here Sunday. Ghosal...
Read more on Sport Balla
70,000 Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey from IS violence: UN
Ankara, Sep 21 (IANS) Some 70,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey since Friday fleeing violence spread by the Islamic State (IS) militants, who have seized dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria, the UN...
Read more on Politics Balla
Sri Lanka's ruling party wins key poll but loses votes
Colombo, Sep 21 (IANS) Sri Lanka's ruling party led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa won the key provincial council election Sunday but lost votes and seats when compared to the previous polls. Rajapaksa's United People...
Read more on Politics Balla