Denzel Washington, career and film reviews

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Of all the major Hollywood successes over the last twenty years, Denzel Washington clearly stands as one of the front runners.

From the effortless posture of his walk to the people friendly personality everyone sees, he must be counted amongst the most charismatic movie stars of our time.

Denzel Washington was born in Mount Vernon,  New York on 28/12/1954.

Son of a pentecostal minister and a beauty parlor owner he attended grammar school for the first part of his education but finished at Oakland military academy.

Although he did have some acting parts previous his debut Hollywood appearance was in Carbon copy 1981 and he continued to star as Dr Chandler in TV medical drama St Elsewhere from 1982- 88.

He has since gone on to star in some of the biggest hollywood blockbusters of the 1990′s and even more so in the 2000′s

You can see his full filmography here on IMDB

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Of all of the films he has starred in i have actually only seen four.

Man on fire 2004

On Amazon

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Deja vu 2006

On Amazon

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American gangster 2007

On Amazon

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Book of Eli 2010

On Amazon

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Needless to say, if i saw a DVD i haven’t seen with him starring in it, i would buy it without hesitation.

His name is enough to sell a movie.

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In this post i am going to personally review the latest of these 4

Book of Eli.

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Set in America, 30 years after a nuclear war, survivors fight and scavenge for the most basic of Amenities.

Eli is on a mission to carry a book out west to a place of safety, it is a dangerous road with hijackers, warlords and cannibals.

One warlord in particular Carnegie (Gary Oldman) takes a liking to his book

Eli though is not an easy target until he meets beautiful Solara (Mila Kunis) and lets her accompany him on his journey

Towards the end when all seems lost, a clever twist turns calamity into genius.

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The way this film has been done seems to me to be a tip of the hat to the Mad Max films of the  late 1970′s and 1980′s starring Mel Gibson.

Certainly different style filming, production and acting to anything i’ve seen Denzel Washington do before.

Personally i’d give it a 8.5/10 rating.

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Here is the trailerr

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I’ll keep a sharp eye out for any further releases of Denzel Washingtons films and be sure to let you know.

Thanks for reading.

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