I've been fortunate. I don't pick scripts. Scripts pick me.

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

Profession: Actor
Nationality: American

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My mother used to tell me man gives the award, God gives the reward. I don't need another plaque.

I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me - spiritually and financially.

When people protest and are upset with a movie, it becomes a big hit. They hated Passion of The Christ, it worked out pretty well for the box office. So let's get that going.

At the end of the day it's not about what you have or even what you've accomplished… it's about who you've lifted up, who you've made better, it's about what you've given back.

My mother never gave up one me. I messed up in school so much they were sending me home, but my mother sent me right back.

You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That's a part of it.

I played Othello, but I didn't sit around thinking how Laurence Olivier did it when he played it. That wouldn't do me any good.

I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it.

I've worked in a factory. I was a garbage man. I worked in a post office. It's not that long ago. I like to think that I'm just a regular guy.

The last few years I've been saying I was ready to quit. It wasn't that interesting to me. Now that I'm directing, it's all new again.

If you don't trust the pilot, don't go.

I still have my unemployment books and I remember when I worked for the sanitation department and the post office.

I read the Bible every day.

I had a lot of success from the start. I never really was tested for long periods of time. I got my first professional job while I was a senior in college. I signed with the William Morris Agency before I graduated.