Welcome back to the list of things you probably did not know about Denzel Washington. The actor is beloved by many – both for his looks and his acting chops. But there might be a lot you don’t know about the high-profile celebrity. Read below to find out some more Denzel facts in part two of our list.
Number Eight: Denzel Washington Has a Deformed Pinky Finger
After breaking his right pinky finger in a basketball game as a kid, he never had it set properly. The finger is still set at an angle today, and you don’t have to trust us on this – there’s plenty of photographic evidence.
Number Seven: He Regrets Turning Down the Movie Se7en the Most
Denzel is not embarrassed to mention when he passed on projects and regrets it today. The one he regrets turning down the most is the role Brad Pitt eventually played in David Fincher’s Se7en.
Number Six: He Spent Time With Gang Members in Preparation for Training Day
The film earned him his second Oscar and his first for best actor. And he was definitely dedicated to the role, spending time with Crips and Bloods in preparation for the role.
Number Five: His Son Played in the NFL
John David Washington has a professional athlete for a while, but no longer plays in the NFL. He now makes his money as an actor, and he’s starring in a new series for HBO called Ballers about football players. He co-stars with The Rock!
Number Four: The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Named Washington as One of Three People They Were Willing to Negotiate With
Strangely, the group stated that this was the case for the release of three defense contractors that the group had held captive from 2003 to 2008. The two others were Oliver Stone and Michael Moore.
Number Three: The Only Thing He Cooks is Coffee
He said he makes his own every morning. But he also said it’s all he can “cook.”
Number Two: He’s a Big Hip Hop Fan
And he’s a fan of the greats. Nas, Jay-Z, and Eminem are among his favorite rappers.
Number One: He Plans on Making Ten August Wilson Plays into HBO Movies
First will be Fences, an award-winning Wilson play that won Denzel a Tony in his performance of the play on Broadway. He isn’t planning to act in them all, but he does want to direct them. That’s all for this list thanks for reading!