In any profession it gets to be a grind.

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

Profession: Actor
Nationality: American

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Man gives you the award but God gives you the reward.

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.

In Los Angeles, everyone is a star.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

If you have an enemy, then learn and know your enemy, don't just be mad at him or her.

I've worked with children all my life.

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

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

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.