I'm not a film buff. I don't watch a lot of movies.

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

Profession: Actor
Nationality: American

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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.

My ultimate life dream project is my kids. My family.

Where I think the most work needs to be done is behind the camera, not in front of it.

I don't concern myself with award. I'd been to the party enough times to know it really didn't matter.

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

If I am a cup maker, I'm interested in making the best cup I possibly can. My effort goes into that cup, not what people think about it.

My role 14 years ago in Richard III - that was the first time I played a bad guy and learned a lot about it - they have all the fun!

It's simple: You get a part. You play a part. You play it well. You do your work and you go home. And what is wonderful about movies is that once they're done, they belong to the people. Once you make it, it's what they see. That's where my head is at.

I never really had the classic struggle. I had faith.

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

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

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

Black or white good parts are hard to come by. A good actor with a good opportunity has a shot; without the opportunity it doesn't matter how good you are.

Meryl and Katharine Hepburn are probably the two greatest actresses of this and the last century.