Washington Plays Frank Lucas In 'Gangster'

Oct 24, 2007 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Post Chronicle

Washington Plays Frank Lucas In 'Gangster' by Staff U.S. actor Denzel Washington, who usually portrays heroes in movies, says he had no qualms playing Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas in American Gangster. via The Post Chronicle

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BurgerNFries2Go

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Nov 3, 2007
 
I think that Denzel Washington was sort of copping out having not actually taken the opportunity to meet Frank Lucas face to face. Washington was quoted while appearing on MTV's TRL that he had never met Frank Lucas. Unless Frank Lucas refused to meet with the man who then portray him in a major motion picture role, I think that it is terrible and possibly cowardly of Denzel Washington to not have had the decency to try and at least meet the man if only to get down on a few mannerisms or anything???? Absolutely ridiculous for Denzel Washington to make millions playing Frank Lucas's likely and had not even shaken the mans hand!
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Nov 3, 2007
 
To BurgerNFries2Go:
Are you inebriated? I'm sorry, you probably don't know what that means...doesn't matter. First, your comment doesn't even make sense. Learn how to speak before you write something, especially if you are going to critique an academy award winner, who makes the kind of money he makes, because of his abilities. Second, Denzel Washington gives a stellar performance in "American Gangster". "Cowardly??" Did you pay to go see it? I'll bet you did. Mr. Washington doesn't even need to meet the real Lucas...he obviously did enough homework to successfully tell this story. And did so in a gripping and powerful manner as well. Stop writing blogs to hear yourself speak so you can feel like a somebody. And when he is nominated for the awards I'm willing to bet he will be nominated for his performance as the person he didn't "shake hands with" (give me a break) THEN write another blog but this time state how wrong you were. And use spell check when you do, it corrects grammatical errors as well.
positive look

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Nov 5, 2007
 
fantastic movie. another oscar for denzel. by the way I loved josh brolin in the film! Cuba played the part to a T.
Love it, Love it, Love it. I'll see it probably a few more times
chardonnay

Hyattsville, MD

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Nov 5, 2007
 
COWARD? BUSH IS A COWARD! AND FOR YOOUR INFO. DENZEL DID MEET FRANK WHEN HE WAS MAKING THE MOVIE.
K_Luv

Olympia, WA

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Nov 5, 2007
 
Denzel Washington did indeed meet the real Frank Lucas. He does his homework when approaching every role he plays. Denzel Washington will go down in history as one the greatest actors to ever grace the big screen. He is without equal as far as i'm concerned. American Gangster is an amazing film anyway you look at it.

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