Denzel Washington: Eastwood Still ‘My Hero’

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  • WASHINGTON (AP) — Clint Eastwood has taken a lot of barbs over his empty chair routine at the Republican National Convention, but Denzel Washington still holds the film legend in high regard.

    "I have the utmost respect for him as an actor and as a director," Washington said. "He's my hero."

    Although Washington supported Obama in 2008, he graciously declined to address an empty chair or do any "Eastwooding," as it's come to be known on the Internet. He calls himself an independent and said in this election he isn't committing to either side.

    "I listen to both sides of the argument and try to make an assessment," he said.

    Washington was in the nation's capital along with Olympic champion Michael Phelps and R&B singer Ashanti for an event sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of America.
     

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    7 thoughts on “Denzel Washington: Eastwood Still ‘My Hero’

    1. Its so nice to see our blacks hold whites in this reguard while its is Mr. Washington right to express himself what real message are we sending our young black youths its ok to walk over blacks in this way Pres/or not…between Mr washington and Ms Oprah I think its great that they do not break dwn and do more,,,,Warner Bros., Paramount, Sony Pictures, Universal, Fox and Disney are the slavemasters you dont want to make mad you will not work again,,they may send him back to the fields to work…Like cm20 said 1 day we will come togather and then we will see on what side of the fence they will stand,,,while I like Clint’s work its true he dosent really work with blacks of promote them in his movies or body of work….Obama 4 ever,,,,,,,,,,,,

    2. I agree with Mr. Washington, Clint is entitled to express his views, even though I don’t agree with them. The Repubs lost out anyway, because Clint’s speech overshadowed Mitt’s.

    3. WE MUST TO STOP PUTTING THESE WHITE PEOPLE IN SO HIGH REGUARD NO MATTER WHO THEY ARE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, WHERE IS OUR BLACK STARS WHO 50 YEARS AGO WOULD STILL BE MAIDS,DRIVERS,DISHWASHERS,AND JUST 1962 SLAVES,,,, REMEMBER WHITE ONLY CAN EAT OR SIT HERE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,WHERE IS OUR SPORTS PEOPLE WE WATCH AND PAY MONEY TO SEE,,,WHERE IS OUR BLACK ACTORS,,,,,,,,WHERE ARE YOU GUYS…. PRES/obama needs your help have you been watching the news,,,,,,,,The bushes took the US dwn a dark and untraveled path,,,,they got out we are still here,,,,WHITE PEOPLE GOT THE REAL HOOK UP,,,,YEARS AGO WHEN THE 2ND BUSH STOLE THE ELECTION TOM JOYNER WAS ON HIM HARD AND YOU KNOW HOW WE BLACK FOLK CAN GET,,,, HERE IN SAN ANTONIO TX AND THE NEXT WEEK HIS SHOW WAS PULLED FROM OUR AREA POOR RATING,,,WHERE YOU AT ?????????????????????????????????? YOU ARE DRINKING FROM THE WELL EVERYDAY BUT YOU ARE NOT PUTTING WATER IN FOR OTHERS,,,,,,,,WHERE YOU AT,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    4. I am shocked!!!! I thought this man was a better prson . I really tagged him wrong. However, I did hear he & oprah was doing something together. That sorta explains it. I see he really cares nothing about his people. If he feels this way , why is he making it public. Oh that’s right , Oprah did. I feel sorry for him if that’s the best HERO he has in his life. The man looked like a nut case at the convention!!!! I think he’s a good actor also a fool!!!!! Maybe he’ll give Dw a job.

    5. He calls himself an independent and said in this election he isn’t committing to either side.
      We the Big Six: Warner Bros., Paramount, Sony Pictures, Universal, Fox and Disney say with that statement you Mr. Denzel Washington won’t have to worry about work.
      One day when Blacks decide to come together they will own there own distribution companies and won’t have to say words to make sure they can continue to work. One Day ! Look at how distribution has guided the music industry. From political awareness and social injustice too spinning 20′s diamond bling bling and the shaking big butts of sisters. Ya we need distribution control F.C.C. not production.

    6. Like Denzel I still like Clint Eastwood regardless of the nutty play he performed at the RNC and the idea of him supporting the republicans.He’s still one of my all time favorite actors.

    7. so it’s obvious you have money made from movie goers, and may not want to pay your fare share to help the United States. So what if everyone stop paying money to go see you on the big screen? eastwood movies omit Blacks, just go and review all the movies he’s made.

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