Denzel Washington will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Denzel was announced today by President Joe Biden, as part of the president’s list of 17 new honorees who will receive the Medal of Freedom this year. Not only is this (yet another) milestone achievement for Denzel Washington, he will Only Actor or entertainment person was honored with the award this year, making it an extra nice distinction.
Other honorees of this year’s Presidential Medal of Freedom include sports personalities Simone Biles and Megan Rapinoe; Simon Campbell and Father Alexander Carloutos from the Religious Community; political leaders (Gabriel Giffords and Alan Simpson); Activists (Fred Grey, Diane Nash and Raul Yazaguirre) and a whole exclusive list of others.
Denzel Washington’s list of accolades includes two Oscars for Best Supporting Actor (Glory) and Best Actor (Malcolm X), bringing a total of eight nominations over five decades – including this year for The Tragedy of Macbeth . Washington won a Tony Award (“Fence”), and the Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. Still add Medal of Freedom to that list.
As for his acting career: Denzel Washington is gearing up for this third outing as Robert McCall in director Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer film series — which re-teams Denzel with his Man on Fire co-star, Dakota Fanning. will bring in Fuqua recently teased some new details of The Equalizer 3, which could take the setting from Boston to Europe, and delve into the origins of Robert McCall:
“We’re shooting this in Italy, so it’s going to be fun. We’re going to scout now. Sardinia, maybe somewhere on the Amalfi coast. Also, try to find some small villages, seaside villages, things like doing, and then we’ll be in Sicily and Naples.
hopefully, [we will] Reveal a little more about Robert. Yeah, I think that’s the key to knowing more about Robert McCall.”
Offscreen, Washington, in the heat of having Chris Rock slapped by Will Smith at the 2022 Oscars, reminded the world of the power of his presence this year. Washington was one of the first in the audience who jumped to take Smith aside—a matter he later talked about:
“Well, there’s a saying, ‘When the devil ignores you, then you know you’re doing something wrong.’ The devil goes, ‘Oh no, leave him alone, he’s my favorite.’ Conversely, when Satan comes at you, it’s probably because he’s trying to do something right. And for whatever reason Satan was caught in that situation that night,” Washington Bishop TD Jake said,
“Luckily there were people there. Not just me, but others. Tyler Perry immediately joined me right there.” [Said] some prayers. I don’t want to say what we talked about, but for the grace of God any of us can go. Who are we to condemn? I don’t fully know about the situation, but I do know that prayer is the only solution, the way I see it.”
The Medals of Freedom Laureates will be received on 7 July.
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