I'd be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I'd been given. I'd be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

Profession: Actor
Nationality: American

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I think a role model is a mentor - someone you see on a daily basis, and you learn from them.

I think the bottom of the totem pole is African-American women, or women of colour. I think they get the least opportunities in Hollywood.

In Los Angeles, everyone is a star.

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.

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 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.

I work hard for the audience. It's entertainment. I don't need validation.

Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life.

I read the Bible every day.

One good thing about acting in film is that it's good therapy.

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.

I'm very proud to be black, but black is not all I am. That's my cultural historical background, my genetic makeup, but it's not all of who I am nor is it the basis from which I answer every question.

Any good piece of material like Shakespeare ought to be open to reinterpretation.

I've worked with children all my life.