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Denzel Washington says he passed up the lead in 'Seven'

Denzel Washington says he passed up the lead in 'Seven'

TORONTO, Sept. 29 (UPI) --Actor Denzel Washington says he passed up the lead role in "Seven" because director David Fincher's 1995 serial-killer thriller was simply too disturbing.
Karen Butler
'Equalizer' crushes the North American box office with $35 million in ticket sales

'Equalizer' crushes the North American box office with $35 million in ticket sales

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 (UPI) --Denzel Washington's action thriller "The Equalizer" topped the North American box office this weekend, earning $35 million in ticket sales, Rentrak announced.
Karen Butler
Denzel Washington shares secrets behind his 31-year marriage

Denzel Washington shares secrets behind his 31-year marriage

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 (UPI) --Denzel Washington shared the secrets behind his 31-year marriage to Pauletta Pearson in a fan forum on Saturday.
Annie Martin
Hugh Jackman bounces into the Tony Awards show, teases Neil Patrick Harris

Hugh Jackman bounces into the Tony Awards show, teases Neil Patrick Harris

NEW YORK, June 8 (UPI) --Australian entertainer Hugh Jackman has kicked off his fourth outing as emcee of the Tony Awards ceremony in New York City Sunday night.
Karen Butler
Denzel Washington in talks for 'Magnificent Seven' remake

Denzel Washington in talks for 'Magnificent Seven' remake

LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) --Denzel Washington and "Training Day" director Antoine Fuqua may reunite on a "Magnificent Seven" remake.
Annie Martin
Neil Patrick Harris, Bryan Cranston earn Tony nods

Neil Patrick Harris, Bryan Cranston earn Tony nods

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) -- Film and TV stars Bryan Cranston, Neil Patrick Harris and Chris O'Dowd were among the Tony Award nominees announced in New York Tuesday.
Karen Butler
Ex-boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter terminally ill with prostate cancer

Ex-boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter terminally ill with prostate cancer

TORONTO, March 10 (UPI) -- Former middleweight boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, 76, wrongfully convicted of murder in 1967, is dying in Toronto of prostate cancer, his aide said Monday.
'Of Mice and Men,' 'Aladdin,' 'Les Mis' light up Broadway this season

'Of Mice and Men,' 'Aladdin,' 'Les Mis' light up Broadway this season

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Stage adaptations of beloved movies and literary classics are trending on Broadway this season, with productions of "Rocky," "The Bridges of Madison County," "Bullets Over Broadway," "Of Mice and Men," "Aladdin" and "A Raisin in the Sun" included in the stellar lineup of shows.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Tonight Show' moves back to New York with Fallon as host

'Tonight Show' moves back to New York with Fallon as host

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- New host Jimmy Fallon's debut Monday was the first episode of "The Tonight Show" broadcast from New York in more than 40 years.
LaTanya Richardson Jackson to co-star in 'Raisin in the Sun'

LaTanya Richardson Jackson to co-star in 'Raisin in the Sun'

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- LaTanya Richardson Jackson is to play Lena Younger opposite Denzel Washington in the upcoming Broadway production of "A Raisin in the Sun," producers announced.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013.
By United Press International
Denzel Washington to play Lex Luthor in next 'Superman'?

Denzel Washington to play Lex Luthor in next 'Superman'?

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Denzel Washington is in the running to play villain Lex Luthor in the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel, "Batman vs. Superman," Inquistr reported.
Adam Sandler named most overpaid actor by Forbes

Adam Sandler named most overpaid actor by Forbes

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Forbes doesn't find Adam Sandler's big paychecks very funny.
Gabrielle Levy
Adam Sandler tops Forbes' list of overpaid actors

Adam Sandler tops Forbes' list of overpaid actors

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Adam Sandler is the most overpaid actor in Hollywood, with his films making an average of $3.40 for every $1 he is paid, Forbes reported.

Robin Thicke's son wants to be just like him

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Robin Thicke's 3-year-old son "sings and makes up his own songs" just like dad, Thicke's wife, actress Paula Patton said.
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Cast member Denzel Washington attends the premiere of the film "The Taking of Pelham 123" in Los Angeles on June 4, 2009. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)
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Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. (born December 28, 1954) is an American actor, screenwriter, director and film producer. He has garnered much critical acclaim for his work in film since the 1990s, including for his portrayals of real-life figures, such as Steve Biko, Malcolm X, Rubin Carter, Melvin B. Tolson, Frank Lucas, and Herman Boone.

Washington has been awarded two Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award and two Academy Awards for his work. He is notable for winning the Best Supporting Actor for Glory in 1990; and the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2002 for his role in the film Training Day.

Denzel Washington was born in Mount Vernon, near New York City, on December 28, 1954. His mother, Lennis "Lynne", was a beauty parlor-owner and operator born in Georgia and partly raised in Harlem. His father, Reverend Denzel H. Washington, Sr., a native of Buckingham County, Virginia, served as an ordained Pentecostal minister, and also worked for the Water Department and a local department store, S. Klein.

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