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Denzel has been that leading man, but it took him a
by Shemar Moore

Denzel has been that leading man, but it took him a
while to get to Training Day and Hurricane Carter.
- Shemar Moore

I could run, but I was throwing 93 mph coming out of high school.
- Shemar Moore

I loved running.
I can catch everything in the outfield.
I could throw people out from the fence.
- Shemar Moore

I hosted Soul train but I listen to everything.
- Shemar Moore

 

Orlando's a part of me.
The next guy's a part of me.
And the next guy's a part of me.
That's all I'm trying to do, is tell cool stories that people can relate to.
- Shemar Moore

Baseball player.
Yeah, that was my dream before acting,
or alongside acting.
- Shemar Moore

That's because I didn't have to work with Madea.
I only had to work with Madea once, and that was at
the barbecue and I didn't have to get close to her.
- Shemar Moore

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I'm a drama guy.
- Shemar Moore

Television is in a different time because of reality television,
so it's not as exciting.
- Shemar Moore

But there are still good shows like 24,
Boomtown and the Wire, the Shield.
- Shemar Moore

But because I could throw so hard when I got to college they made me a pitcher.
- Shemar Moore

I got rock in me.
- Shemar Moore

Well, you can't compete with a six foot five man in a wig.
- Shemar Moore

I got country music in me.
- Shemar Moore

Let a woman have her place, because as you provide foundation for her,
she provides a foundation for you.
And through that vulnerability comes strength.
- Shemar Moore

It was truly a lesson in don't take something at face value.
You know, so many of us do in life.
Whether it's because of how somebody looks or because
of what they're wearing or what have you,
you kind of assess a person in the first five minutes before they even speak.
- Shemar Moore

And a lesson in this movie is dig beneath the surface.
And so with my words, with my character,
I purposely created a character that was away from
how you've known me thus far in my career.
- Shemar Moore

I think because people are passing -
people that we are aware of are passing at -
I don't say a great pace,
but it seems like people are dropping,
and I think it's just making - there's a consciousness
and there's sensitivity to it.
- Shemar Moore

You know, I don't play the race card a lot.
I'm half-black, half-white, and I'm proud of -
my skin is brown.
The world sees me as a black man, but my mother didn't raise me as a black man.
She didn't raise me as a white guy.
- Shemar Moore

Hopefully when you see the movie, Maybe you don't have
the Orlando in your life,
but you know that guy.
He goes to church.
He's down the street.
He's one of the boys at the schoolyard.
They exist.
- Shemar Moore

But I got drafted out of high school,
and my mother wasn't having it.
She was like, you're not about to think that you can just play ball,
because if you get hurt, you're going to be out of luck.
- Shemar Moore

Denzel's quality, I think, is his faith.
You have all the action in your head and you have to
believe in it and just do it.
That's what he does and that's what he taught me to do.
- Derek Luke

I want to aspire to something like what Denzel Washington does,
which is try to find scripts written for white actors -
or Jodie Foster,
who reads scripts for male actors.
- Wentworth Miller

My mother used to tell me man gives the award,
God gives the reward.
I don't need another plaque.
- Denzel Washington

You know, we don't look much alike, but Denzel Washington
would make a great sports agent.
- Leigh Steinberg

I cannot absorb living in a world where I have an Oscar
for best actress and Denzel doesn't have one for best actor.
- Julia Roberts

Acting with Denzel is like playing tennis with someone that's better than you.
You either play better tennis or get blown off the court.
- Dean Cain

Mix one part Denzel Washington and two parts Eva Mendes
and you have a nice hot cocktail.
- Dean Cain

I was very disappointed that Denzel didn't win Best
Actor for The Hurricane because I thought he deserved it.
- Norman Jewison

Watch me when people say deaf and dumb,
or deaf mute, and I give them a look like you might
get if you called Denzel Washington the wrong name.
- Marlee Matlin

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.
- Denzel Washington

You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too.
That's a part of it.
- Denzel Washington

I never really had the classic struggle.
I had faith.
- Denzel Washington

Luck is where opportunity meets preparation.
- Denzel Washington

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

Family is life; acting is making a living.
- Denzel Washington

I and haven't been unemployed for 20 years.
I'm an exception to the rule.
- Denzel Washington

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

I've worked with children all my life.
- Denzel Washington

The time to worrying about flying is when you're on the ground.
When you're up in the air, it's too late.
No point in worrying about it then.
- Denzel Washington

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!
- Denzel Washington

If you don't trust the pilot, don't go.
- Denzel Washington

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.
- Denzel Washington

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

Dakota Fanning is a child, but she is a wonderful actor.
I don't know what a child actor is.
She's an actor who's a child.
- Denzel Washington

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

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

I've been fortunate.
I don't pick scripts.
Scripts pick me.
- Denzel Washington

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.
- Denzel Washington

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.
- Denzel Washington

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

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.
- Denzel Washington

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.
- Denzel Washington

The poorest people are the sweetest people.
- Denzel Washington

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.
- Denzel Washington

I wasn't allowed to go to movies when I was kid;
my father was a minister.
101 Dalmatians and King of Kings, that was the extent of it.
- Denzel Washington

You have to grab moments when they happen.
I like to improvise and ad lib.
- Denzel Washington

I'm not in the loop; I don't know any actors,
really, just the ones I work with.
- Denzel Washington

When I did A Soldier's Story, I was very young and
green and thought I knew everything-now I know I know everything!
- Denzel Washington

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

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.
- Denzel Washington

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

You don't know when you're being watched.
That's one of the weird things about celebrity.
It's my least favorite part of acting,
celebrity.
- Denzel Washington

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

In any profession it gets to be a grind.
- Denzel Washington

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

I worked with the same trainer that worked with Denzel
Washington in THe Hurricane.
It was three months of training, five days a week,
4 to 5 hours a day.
This was followed by a month of choreography.
- Wentworth Miller

Growing up I didn't watch movies.
- Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington invoked confidence.
When you have confidence, you can do anything.
And that's what happened.
I learned about being honest and keeping it true,
keeping it true in my performance.
- Derek Luke

In Los Angeles, everyone is a star.
- Denzel Washington

I've worked in a factory.
I was a garbage man.
I worked in a post office.
It's not that long ago.
I like to think that I'm just a regular guy.
- Denzel Washington


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