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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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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 tod ...
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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 different. Although the action (and the verbage) is much smarte ...
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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 office, may spawn sequel. ...
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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 movies are more reliable t ...
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The Equalizer & Denzel Washington Win Big: Weekend Box Office Report

Sep 29 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: movie fanatic

The Equalizer equalized the competition and gave director Antoine Fuqua his biggest opening of his career. The $35 million haul was the third highest of Denzel Washington’s career behind American Gangster and The Book of Eli. As we stated in our The Equalizer review, the way the film ended and as much as we thoroughly enjoyed it, there is serious hope for a sequel. Given that $35 million blockbuster opening weekend, you can all but gu ...
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Boxtrolls' Egg serves up greens at the US box office

Sep 29 2014 3:08am CDT | Source: the guardian

Laika studios stop-motion animation bolsters its sleeper hit status, while revenge thriller The Equalizer, starring Denzel Washington, tops the chart Con ...
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Box Office: The Equalizer Soars to No. 1

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

Denzel Washington's new action flick The Equalizer opened in first place this weekend, taking in $35 million at the box office, according to Box Office Mojo. That's the fourth-highest September debut for a film ever. Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Denzel WashingtonGuardians Of The GalaxyTeenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesLet's Be CopsDolphin Tale 2No Good DeedThe Maze RunnerThis Is Where I Leave YouA Walk Among The TombstonesThe Equalize ...
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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 ...
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The Equalizer claims US crown on $35m

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

North American audiences could not resist the reteaming of Denzel Washington and his Training Day director Antoine Fuqua as action thriller The Equalizer opened top through Sony on an estimated $35m ...
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'The Equalizer' Scores Fourth-Highest September Debut Ever

Sep 28 2014 2:50pm CDT | Source: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/data/rss.php?file=topstories.xml

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 weeken ...
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