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Denzel Washington told to 'lighten up' for 2 Guns

Denzel Washington told to 'lighten up' for 2 Guns

Jul 28 2013, 4:24am CDT | by Bang Movies

Denzel Washington had to ''lighten up'' for '2 Guns'. The Oscar-nominated actor is used to playing dramatic roles, so it was quite a challenge for him to embrace the light-hearted nature of his new...

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Denzel Washington told to 'lighten up' for 2 Guns

Jul 28 2013, 4:24am CDT | by Bang Movies

Denzel Washington had to ''lighten up'' for '2 Guns'.

The Oscar-nominated actor is used to playing dramatic roles, so it was quite a challenge for him to embrace the light-hearted nature of his new action-comedy with Mark Wahlberg, according to the film's director Baltasar Kormakur.

He told Empire magazine: ''It was interesting to try to get Denzel to lighten up a little bit, because that hasn't been what he's recognised for. [This movie] doesn't take itself too seriously.''

It appears the veteran actor - who recently earned an Academy Award nomination for 'Flight' - embraced the silliness of his new movie and even suggested scenes in which he and Wahlberg's character fight like little children in the playground.

Wahlberg explained: ''It was Denzel's idea that when kids are fighting, nobody wants to let go or be the first to give up.''

While the action-packed film - which sees the stars play rival government agents forced to work together to solve a major crime - lends itself to a potential sequel, much like action comedies such as 'Bad Boys' and 'Rush Hour', Washington is reluctant about reprising his role.

He said: ''By nature, franchise is a bad word for me. I was asked to do 'Inside Man 2', but it didn't have the magic that the first one had.''

However, Wahlberg - who will star in 'Transformers 4' and a follow-up to hit teddy bear caper, 'Ted' - is more agreeable to a potential sequel.

He added: ''If you can make the second one better or more interesting than the first, great. If not, there's a lot of places you can go to get a pay cheque.''

Source: Bang Movies

 
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Bryan Cranston Becomes 'The Infiltrator' for 'Lincoln Lawyer' Director

Oct 8 2014 10:42am CDT | Source: First Showing

Denzel Washington may be The Equalizer, but now Bryan Cranston is becoming The Infiltrator. The film is the first of seven project that the production banner Good Films has in the works and Variety reports Cranston is attached to star in the film that will be directed by The Lincoln Lawyer and Runner Runner helmer Brad Furman. The film is based on Robert Mazur’s autobiography of the same name, recounting the author's time ...
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Antoine Fuqua to Direct ‘The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace’

Oct 7 2014 11:30am CDT | Source: Slash Film

Antoine Fuqua has The Equalizer in theaters now, and this week set up a new film to direct. He’s now attached to direct a film based on the book The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League, which as the title suggests tells the story of a young man who made it to Yale, only to face a violent end. THR has the report. The recently-published book is by Jeff H ...
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Antoine Fuqua to Direct 'The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace'

Oct 7 2014 11:16am CDT | Source: First Showing

In an underwhelming reunion, director Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington currently have The Equalizer in theaters. While Washington puts in a great performances, it's just too much of a retread of what we've seen him do in Man on Fire to be truly captivating, though the climax is pretty damn good. So with that film in the past, Fuqua is figuring out what his next project will be. There ...
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Tisch upon a reliable star

Oct 6 2014 7:30pm CDT | Source: pagesix

Steve Tisch produces his fourth Denzel Washington movie, "The Equalizer," and explains why he lives in Los Angeles over N ...
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Equalizer trumps Gone Girl in social buzz

Oct 3 2014 8:35am CDT | Source: screen daily

Denzel Washington’s action film outguns David Fincher’s mystery thriller – with the Maze Runner ...
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‘Equalizer’ Director Antoine Fuqua: ‘I Don’t Believe I Should Filter the Violence’

Oct 1 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Variety

Thirteen years after creating one of cinema’s nastiest villains, corrupt cop Alonzo Harris, “Training Day” star Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua have teamed up on another gritty thriller, “The Equalizer.” The film, which opened Sept. 26, is a more violent adaptation of the 1980s CBS series. What makes Denzel different than oth ...
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SR Geek Picks: Denzel’s Jay-Z Impression, Kid Star-Lord & Kid Thanos and More

Sep 29 2014 9:35pm CDT | Source: screen rant

Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find Megatron missing Shia LaBouf; who’s emotionally stronger: Superman or Goku; Denzel Washington doing a pretty good impression of Jay-Z; and a reporter failing at interviewing Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks! To kick things off today, Geekx ...
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11 Best The Equalizer Quotes: What Do You See When You Look at Me?

Sep 29 2014 6:01pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

The Equalizer ruled the box office and given Denzel Washington another hit movie. The Antoine Fuqua directed film reunited the helmer with his Training Day star and in the process, they kicked some serious butt.  Those Training Day quotes have stood the test of time and we think some of the best lines from The Equalizer will as well.  Most action films give its hero some tasty one-liners to deliver and The Equalizer is no ...
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3 weeks ago

Denzel's 'Equalizer' dominates box office

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

At age 59, Denzel Washington may have something new: a franchise. "The Equalizer" topped weekend box off ...
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'The Equalizer': How reliable a draw is Denzel Washington?

Sep 29 2014 1:11pm CDT | Source: la times

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 m ...
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