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shades1 03-02-2013 06:04

denzel washington /alcohol /film
 
it just occured to me the other day how many times DW has portrayed a character with alcohol problems in his films .

i can think of a least 3

courage under fire

man on fire

flight

anybody else noticed this ?

Alvar Hanso 03-02-2013 18:26

are you aware he struggled with it himself

http://www.chacha.com/question/is-de...n-an-alcoholic


there does not seem much on it, but I do recall, reading interviews with him, in the past, where he alluded to darkness and personal demons, but did not say, what they were

I was thinking about that at times while watching Flight,

LykkieLi 04-02-2013 13:17

There's been more of his films where he hasn't portrayed that type of character, I could list them but you get the gist.

degsyhufc 04-02-2013 18:10

He got very defensive about it on a Parky interview years ago. Parky had drink problems himself so did his closest buddies such as Billy Connoly but when Parky said something like "you've been an alcoholic haven't you" DW took it as an insult.

LykkieLi 05-02-2013 14:45

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Originally Posted by degsyhufc (Post 64060196)
He got very defensive about it on a Parky interview years ago. Parky had drink problems himself so did his closest buddies such as Billy Connoly but when Parky said something like "you've been an alcoholic haven't you" DW took it as an insult.

Wouldn't most people?

degsyhufc 05-02-2013 17:43

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Originally Posted by LykkieLi (Post 64076645)
Wouldn't most people?

I guess it depends on their character. Lance Armstrong certainly didn't seem to like being called a cheat ;)

Parky was one of those who did do some research in to his guests (in those days) to ask relevant questions.
Perhaps there were rumours or it was known about in certain circles.
Apparently DW has now admitted that he was on the verge of being an alcoholic.


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