Denzel Washington — Born in New York to a religious family, Denzel Washington has kept his faith while pursuing a career in entertainment. He has made appearances in a number of television and film productions, even starring in big budget films, which really helped escalate his career.
Acting is a career for Denzel and he does not let that get in the way of family. He is currently married with children, and doesn’t let his acting career interfere with that or who he is, which you can see in the quotes that he offers.
“I never really had the classic struggle. I had faith.”
“We do what we have to so we can do what we want to.”
“Don’t get all sentimental on me; makes me think I’m gonna die.”
“You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That’s part of it.”
“I’ve been fortunate. I don’t pick scripts. Scripts pick me.”
“I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it.”
“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.”
“If you have an enemy, then learn and know your enemy, don’t just be mad at him or her.”
“I remain thankful for the gifts that I’ve been given and I try to use them in a good way, in a positive way.”
“Once good thing about acting in film is that it’s good therapy.”
“I haven’t been unemployed for 20 years. I’m an exception to the rule.”
“Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life.”
“I’m not in the loop; I don’t know any actors, really, just the ones I work with.”
“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.”