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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.''

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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 ...
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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, Fuqua and Washington start by adding their two cents as to wha ...
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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 conce ...
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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 ...
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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 just smarter than ...
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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 intriguing proj ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 clas ...
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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 already begun on a sequel. Now the ac ...
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