Denzel Washington poll

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would've voted st elsewhere, voted for devil in a blue dress over the spike lees, courage under fire, training day; this is more a case of me wishing there had been more easy rawlins movies than anything else. man on fire is a piece of work but i'm not sure i'm that impressed w/ denzel's performance in it (whereas courage under fire is standard oscar boilerplate fare but i do think denzel's performance is pretty great in it). a shame so much of his career has been either being a present day black gregory peck or acting against that type, he's such a better actor than peck ever was.

balls, Friday, 12 November 2010 01:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

i love when he owns the shit out of lou diamond phillips in CUF

Princess TamTam, Friday, 12 November 2010 02:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

He's sexy as hell AND acting well in Devil in a Blue Dress; it's a real good Sean Connery type performance.

otherwise, and twat (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 12 November 2010 02:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

denzel washington
sexy as hell and acting well
tomorrow on oprah

omar little, Friday, 12 November 2010 02:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

I've seen a number of these films, but none of his performances have stuck in my head. Maybe a bit of a bland actor?

A brownish area with points (chap), Friday, 12 November 2010 02:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

Ray Allen is really good in He Got Game, even if he's mostly just required to look sullen.

clemenza, Friday, 12 November 2010 02:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

RICCOCHET

johnny crunch, Friday, 12 November 2010 02:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

is this for worst because BONE COLLECTOR, THE - LINCOLN RHYME is jumpin out at me like majorly.

i love you but i have chosen snarkness (Steve Shasta), Friday, 12 November 2010 02:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

Training Day - Detective Alonzo Harris

KING KONG. AIN'T GOT SHIT. etc

J0rdan S., Friday, 12 November 2010 05:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

^

ice cr?m, Friday, 12 November 2010 05:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

voted 'devil in a blue dress' coz it's a chill film that i think is slept on, but you can't fuck with 'training day'

rip whiney g weingarten 03/11 never forget (history mayne), Friday, 12 November 2010 13:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

voted mo' better blues

lyrics is weak, like taco bell drive-thru speakers (symsymsym), Friday, 12 November 2010 21:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

Saw He Got Game for the 1st time last month, and thought it was weird that they cast a dude who was for real awesome at basketball but then there was minimal basketball play in the film.

hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Friday, 12 November 2010 21:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

oh and Malcolm X. yawn.

hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Friday, 12 November 2010 22:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

He's sexy as hell AND acting well in Devil in a Blue Dress; it's a real good Sean Connery type performance.

Alfred otm

rob, Friday, 12 November 2010 22:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

oh and Malcolm X. yawn.

It's not perfect, for sure, but there sure is a lot of greatness in there--chiefly, Denzel's performance.

clemenza, Friday, 12 November 2010 22:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

I haven't seen the majority of these and I liked him in 'Training Day' and 'Devil in Blue Dress' would get my #2 vote but I'm going with 'Fallen'. He's great in 'Malcom X' but the whole picture is lacking something.

Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es. (Michael White), Friday, 12 November 2010 22:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

he's kind of terrible imho...? I think the three standouts are Malcolm X, Devil in a Blue Dress, and Training Day. the rest alternates between laughable and irritating

there's some new SNL dude who does a drop-dead impression of him, I think it was posted on the SNL thread. reduces Denzel's purported acting "chops" to a handful of readily identifiable tics, it's pretty funny.

Inside Man was a good film, but I don't recall him doing anything special in it.

the Whiney G. Weingarten Memorial 77 Clique (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 12 November 2010 22:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

oh yeah here it is. I don't understand what the context of this is at all tho lol

http://www.youtube.com/v/EqZGGqO6Eu0

the Whiney G. Weingarten Memorial 77 Clique (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 12 November 2010 22:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

hmm why did that happen

the Whiney G. Weingarten Memorial 77 Clique (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 12 November 2010 22:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

the Whiney G. Weingarten Memorial 77 Clique (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 12 November 2010 22:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

ha no, clemenza, i meant my pick was Malcolm X, which is a predictible, boring one.

hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Friday, 12 November 2010 23:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

Oops...that SNL clip is perfect, but has there ever been a great actor who wasn't an easy target for spot-on impressions? Cagney, Bogart, Brando, Nicholson, De Niro, etc., etc.--I'd almost say it's a prerequisite. But I know what you mean about lapsing into mannerism, and Denzel definitely does that a lot.

I'd counter with this, which, from an actor's standpoint, I count as two of the greatest minutes of the past 25 years.

clemenza, Friday, 12 November 2010 23:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

has there ever been a great actor who wasn't an easy target for spot-on impressions? Cagney, Bogart, Brando, Nicholson, De Niro, etc., etc.--I'd almost say it's a prerequisite.

yeah I know this occurred to me too I just had never considered Denzel in that context before - like, his mannerisms and tics were not really obvious to me until I saw that SNL clip

the Whiney G. Weingarten Memorial 77 Clique (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 12 November 2010 23:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

cold go any of training day, he got game, fallen or crimson tide.

cant believe you sb'd me for that (darraghmac), Saturday, 13 November 2010 00:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

You guys. Carbon Copy is on TV RIGHT NOW. And it just started! Now idea what this channel is, but it shows up as "Flixe" on the TV menu.

lindseykai, Saturday, 13 November 2010 16:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

hoy orbison (a hoy hoy), Saturday, 13 November 2010 16:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 26 November 2010 00:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

would've voted st elsewhere

this. and i thought he was pretty ott in training day, but then that stupid epic final battle where they're both hitting each other with chairs ruined that movie for me.

human fleshy kids (stevie), Friday, 26 November 2010 00:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 27 November 2010 00:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

Nicholas "Ricochet" Styles

his hard long cock thrusting into the soft folds of my ass... (Princess TamTam), Saturday, 27 November 2010 00:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

Guess I should watch Mo Better Blues.

look at it, pwn3d, made u look at my peen/vadge (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 27 November 2010 00:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

Sort of blows my mind he was in both Carbon Copy and this:

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 27 November 2010 05:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

"Hoskins plays police sergeant Jack Moony, a racist cop, and Washington plays Napoleon Stone, an adorable but sleazy ambulance chasing lawyer whom Moony hates. Moony's years of bad habits, such as overeating, smoking, and drinking, finally catch up with him. At the same time, Stone is gunned down in a drive-by shooting. After suffering a heart attack, Moony wakes up to find out that his new heart was once Stone's, and the dead lawyer's ghost has become his constant companion. Now, Moony will have to solve Stone's murder."

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 27 November 2010 05:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

Glad to see He Got Game and Mo' Better Blues get votes. Mo' Better is far from perfect, and some of it, like this long anti-pop-music diatribe played by Denzel's band, is downright bad. But he's often great in it, and it's the only film I know where you get both Kind of Blue and A Love Supreme on the soundtrack. Plus Wesley Snipes when he was still and actor; plus-plus Cynda Williams.

clemenza, Saturday, 27 November 2010 11:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

I love this man. Didn't see this until now but I would have voted He Got Game which I love or Malcom X but think this is pretty tough tbh. I actually really liked Man on Fire even though I feel like it wasn't well received.

ENBB, Saturday, 27 November 2010 11:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

surprised man on fire didn't fare better - i thought it had a (deservedly) fairly sizeable cult on ilx. mo better was unfairly hurt by being the followup to do the right thing and fairly hurt by its ott anti-semitism. it's still has alot to recommend it - great music, ernest dickerson firing on all cylinders, denzel in prot-easy rawlins mode, wesley snipes when he looked like another pacino instead of another seagal, cynda williams naked.

balls, Saturday, 27 November 2010 16:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

That broken link of mine looks stupid (I took it from Slant--it's all Dr. Morbius's fault), so here's a different one:

Agree with everything about MBB in previous post. The film resolves itself in this long, Raging Bull-style home movie to "A Love Supreme"; love that section. Along with Denzel and Snipes, Giancarlo Esposito's quite good too. Sam Jackson plays "Madlock"...I have no recollection of this character whatsoever.

clemenza, Saturday, 27 November 2010 16:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

me either, i'm guessing the bookie's muscle?

balls, Saturday, 27 November 2010 16:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

Could be. As long as he says "motherfucker" four or five times, I'm sure he's as great as ever.

clemenza, Saturday, 27 November 2010 16:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Safe House has grossed $126 M domestically, how the fuck did that happen?

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

John Creasy deserves more consideration. Denzel tearing around Tony Scott-imagined Mexico City favelas in an Akademiks warmup jacket. Pretty darn entertaining.

Playoff Starts Here (san lazaro), Thursday, 10 May 2012 18:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

<3 Man on Fire forever

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, 10 May 2012 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Well-meaning, I suppose, but John Q just gets more and more ludicrous as it goes along. By the time Denzel left all his hostages unattended in a different room so he could have a heart-to-heart with his son, I was watching in a kind of trance.

clemenza, Thursday, 19 September 2013 01:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

11 months pass...

wow does 'the equalizer' look horrible, the only intriguing things afaict is the presence of marton csokas and cousin johnny from 'justified' as villains.

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Wednesday, 10 September 2014 21:32 (2 months ago) Permalink

RICCOCHET

― johnny crunch, Thursday, November 11, 2010 9:18 PM (3 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this movie is incredible. so strange and funny and entertaining.

slam dunk, Thursday, 11 September 2014 03:24 (2 months ago) Permalink


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