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Starring alongside Denzel and Forest are three talented young actors who portray Melvin Tolson's brilliant debaters. Denzel Whitaker, Nate Parker and Jurnee Smollett shine as James, Henry and Samantha—a powerful trio who take on Harvard's renowned debate team.

As young actors, Jurnee, Denzel and Nate say working with two Oscar® winners was an honor. "It's inspiring," Nate says. "To work beside someone that is in that place you want to be, it makes it easier. You say, 'This is a goal that's attainable. If I work hard and I dream big and I trust God, maybe one day...'"

"You're on your way," Denzel Washington says.
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Published on January 01, 2007

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