Denzel Washington characters rarely lack confidence, and neither does the criminal defense attorney he plays in the new legal drama Roman J. Israel, Esq. The film, written and directed by Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler), follows the challenging journey of Israel, a behind-the-scenes defense attorney forced into a more public role after the death of his longtime partner and face of the law firm.
Denzel Washington is haunting as a semi-functional legal savant in this Toronto Film Festival entry, but the movie around him both intrigues and meanders
Plot details are scarce, other than that Washington will reprise his role as a former special ops agent who helps those who can’t defend themselves.
James Corden sent 297 copies of "Philadelphia" to President Trump in the hopes that it would make him care about HIV/AIDS.
Bill Gates may be a revolutionary figure in the tech industry, but that doesn’t mean his kids benefit from today’s hottest gadgets. Gates and his wife, Melinda, believe that limits should apply to children in the digital age.
Although Oscars are usually awarded for achievements in serious drama, that doesn’t mean we all can’t have a few laughs while the little gold men are being doled out.
This Sunday, Denzel Washington and Viola Davis will both be up for Oscars — he in the Best Actor category, she for Best Supporting Actress — for their work in Fences, an adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer- and Tony-winning play that’s also a contender for the Academy’s biggest prize, Best Picture. Making Washington’s performance even more impressive is that he pulled it off while also directing the acclaimed film, and in a new behind-the-scenes featurette, debuting exclusively at Yahoo Movies (watch it above), he and his fellow artists discuss the tremendous, and tricky, work required to wear these two hats at once. The clip, taken from the film’s upcoming digital and Blu-ray home video releases, finds Washington, Davis, and others addressing Washington’s decision to work both sides of the camera for Fences.
Denzel and Pauletta Washington have been married for 33 years. They met in 1977 on the set of the TV movie Wilma, where they both made their onscreen debut. They got married six years later and have been together ever since. Denzel and Pauletta are always together on the red carpet. She was there when he won both of his Oscars. Denzel and Pauletta are serious #couplegoals.
Taraji P. Henson, from right, Janelle Monae, Octavia Spencer, Kimberly Quinn, and Saniyya Sidney, foreground left, accept the award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture for “Hidden Figures” at the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Los Angeles. Fox’s historical drama Hidden Figures won top SAG Award for top ensemble cast on Sunday in an awards show that also saw Fences, Moonlight and La La Land receive recogntion.
The 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild went as expected — it’s an organization that has a habit of rewarding frontrunners and repeat winners, after all. So it came as little surprise that Emma Stone and Viola Davis took home trophies. Read More: Awards: The Contenders
Denzel Washington and Viola Davis may have the biggest Oscar buzz, but there is simply no Fences star cuter than the drama’s precocious young star Saniyya Sidney. Sidney, who has also appeared in Roots and American Horror Story, recalled her reaction to first hearing about the film, a family drama set in 1950s Pittsburgh and based on the Tony Award-winning play by August Wilson.
Many of the winners from Sunday’s 74th Golden Globe Awards gave memorable speeches. When Ryan Gosling won for Best Actor in “La La Land,” he joked about being confused for Ryan Reynolds. He then thanked his partner, Eva Mendes, for her support while he was making the film, saying, “My lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second, and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer.” Gosling dedicated his award Mendes’s brother who passed away.
It’s been a very interesting year for covering movies. We can say that because we here at Yahoo Movies have witnessed some of the most talked-about, newsworthy, hilarious, and even heartfelt moments firsthand while interviewing the actors and creators behind the biggest films of 2016.
Versatility and consistency were the hallmarks for these performers, who won acclaim for roles in the past calendar year more than once
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back reunites director Edward Zwick with the actor he describes as the “hardest-working man in show business” — Tom Cruise. Not that Zwick is a slouch in the work department either. For the past three decades, he’s balanced an extensive filmography with a prolific television career. We discussed nine of Zwick’s movies for our Yahoo Movies Director’s Reel, starting with 1986’s About Last Night and culminating in 2016’s Never Go Back, which continues the adventures of the ex-military officer.
Denzel Washington just galloped into theaters last Friday with The Magnificent Seven, a remake of the 1960 Western classic co-starring Chris Pratt and his Training Day mate Ethan Hawke. Its impressive $34.7 million opening-weekend box-office haul reconfirmed that Washington is one of America’s most bankable A-listers, although for his next project Fences, he’ll be tackling a far less movie star-ish role. Washington both directs and stars in Fences, an adaptation of the 1983 play by August Wilson that won both the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play, and was originally headlined on stage by the incomparable James Earl Jones.
The film became a box-office success, but more significantly earned a first acting Oscar nomination for Ethan Hawke and a first Best Actor win for Denzel Washington. The trio reteams in the new Western The Magnificent Seven, and Hawke says he had to go rogue to plan the reunion. Hawke and Washington had both worked with Fuqua separately in the decade-and-a-half since Training Day, the former in 2009’s Brooklyn’s Finest and the latter in 2014’s The Equalizer.
There’s a lot of star power in Antoine Fuqua’s new riff on the classic Western The Magnificent Seven, with an ensemble that includes Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan Hawke. There’s also a lot of gunpowder as the titular band of cowboys coalesce to save a small town from a merciless madman (Peter Sarsgaard).
Remake of the Western classic hits all the right buttons but misses the fun of the original — maybe because in 1960, this plot wasn't yet old hat
First look at director Antoine Fuqua’s remake of the 1960 film starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt