Denzel Washington

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Best Actor Nominee Denzel Washington, Flight
"When I was doing Othello in college. I was so green, I would look right out at the audience just to see who was there! But I was like, 'Wow—all these people showed up. Maybe I'm good at this.' So I had a drive to perfect the craft." — Denzel Washington on the moment he realized he wanted to act