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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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"Im not crying....there's something in my eye!" I think we have all said that at least once in our lifetime during an event in our lives that just struck a chord of sadness, whether its from a film, book, commercial (yes I've cried at commercials) or a TV Show. Its these moments that we remember forever and haunts us till this very moment.With some movies like the Titanic (for example) MOST of us at least shed a tear. ...
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Denzel Washington Has a Nice Gun on 'The Equalizer' IMAX Poster

Jul 16 2014 1:51pm CDT | Source: First Showing

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The most recent trailer for Sony Pictures contemporary update of the 80s TV series The Equalizer starring Denzel Washington almost feels like a spiritual sequel to his fantastic thriller Man on Fire. Now Washington takes center stage on an IMAX poster for the film from director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day). A sequel is already in development for the film because it's been testing so well with ...
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Behold A Surprisingly Uninteresting IMAX Poster for THE EQUALIZER!!

Jul 16 2014 12:27pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

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A format specific promo for the film which opens Septmber 26. Read the full article on AICN IMAX has recently brought us some wonderful, format-specific posters.  Images which thought outside of the box, and were strikingly memorable.   This…is not one of them.       I’m looking forward to seeing Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY and OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN) riff on the '80s television series of the same name ...
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The Equalizer IMAX Poster: Denzel Washington Is Armed & Dangerous

Jul 16 2014 12:24pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

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The Equalizer is leaping from the classic 80s TV series to the big screen, thanks to Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington. The pair who came together for Training Day are back and from the looks of that The Equalizer trailer, they're going to be explosive yet again.  Washington is The Equalizer, a special ops veteran who gets pulled back into action to help a young girl (Chloe Grace Moretz), who is bein ...
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Denzel Washington is Locked and Loaded on The Equalizer's IMAX Poster

Jul 16 2014 12:01pm CDT | Source: comingsoon

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Denzel Washington is armed and ready on the new IMAX poster for director Antoine Fuqua's The Equalizer. Check it out in the gallery viewer ...
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Paramount Television Inks First-Look Deal With Robert Zemeckis

Jul 14 2014 1:09pm CDT | Source: Deadline

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Paramount Television has signed a two-year first-look deal for all television programming developed by Oscar -winning filmmaker, Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and their production company, Compari Entertainment. The first project will be a drama series inspired by the bestselling novel, The Fermata, which is being penned by David Hollander. “Not only is Bob one of the all-time greatest filmmakers but he has been an important member of the Paramount family for more than 20 years,” s ...
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Antoine Fuqua talks reuniting with Denzel Washington on The Equalizer

Jul 3 2014 6:41am CDT | Source: Total Film

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In issue 222 of Total Film magazine, director Antoine Fuqua talks to us about reuniting with his Training Day star Denzel Washington on crime thriller The Equalizer. Inside the issue - which is available for just £2.99 on your iPad - Fuqua reveals that it's a very different role for the Oscar-winning actor. "He's the opposite of Alonzo in Training Day," Fuqua says. "People will find ...
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