BOOM! Denzel Washington SHUTS DOWN Meryl Streep and Hollywood Elite

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    Hollywood’s elite just got together to pat themselves and the back and scold the rest of American for electing Donald Trump. But legendary actor Denzel Washington had a harsh dose of reality for his more entitled colleagues.

    People like Meryl Streep and Jimmy Fallon like to see themselves as the pinnacle of our society. But Washington said they’re wrong. It’s average Americans who make America great.
    The same average Americans who voted for Donald Trump because they are sick and tired of the elitist attitude of people like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Meryl Streep, etc.

    At a roundtable discussion with other actors, Washington told his Hollywood colleagues to get off their high horses.

    “…people say: ‘Oh, the difficulty of making a movie.’ I’m like, listen, send your son to Iraq–that’s difficult. It’s just a movie. It’s like, relax. I don’t play that precious nonsense.”

    Rather than seeing themselves as entitled to tell the rest of American what to do, Washington said fellow actors should be on their knees thanking Americans for the chance to do what they do.

    “Making a movie is a luxury,” he stressed. “It’s an opportunity, and most importantly, it’s a gift. Obviously, everybody here is talented enough to do that, but don’t get it twisted. It’s just a movie. It ain’t that big a deal.”

    Finally, some truth from Hollywood.
     
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    It's about time.

    Thank you Denzel
     
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    Someone from Hollywierd with some sense of common sense ?
    NO WAY !

    I like him more than evva now.

    He said a mouthful of truth.
     
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    Wow Awesome!!
     
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    Amen, a doze of reality.
     
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    Did this actually happen or is this a Facebook post.
     
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    rock_castle Right is right and Left is wrong.

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    Just watched Man on Fire. Denzel is the man.

    I used to do business at Ft Hood Tx and I heard stories of Denzel and his wife quietly visiting the wounded at the post hospital. No press, just the two of them. Sounds like he's a good dude.
     
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    Hard to tell what's actually quoted and what's paraphrased.
     
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    Gotta love Denzel!

    He earned a lot of respect in my book when he and his wife made one of the largest donations in history to Fisher House after visiting Brooke Army Medical Center. Denzel had toured the facility and also visited some of the apartments used by Fisher House to house the families of wounded servicemen and allow them to stay with their loved ones while those soldiers go through extended treatment at the facility. Impressed, Denzel promised to help Fisher House build more such apartments - and he made good on it.

    Fisher House won't disclose the exact amount of the Washington's donation, but inside buzz is that it was enormous...more than enough to fund several housing facilities for that fine organization.

    Say what you will about Hollywood, but there are still a few good ones out there among the elitists, and Denzel Washington is one of them. He has our troop's backs.

    http://www.chron.com/news/houston-t...gton-fulfills-vow-to-Fisher-House-1524804.php
     
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    Denzel is good.

    Gary Sinise is another real deal guy.
     
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    Article is mis leading. Yes Denzel recorded that interaction; however, that was prior to the golden globes.

    Only real truth is the media still sucks.

    ETA: none the less I still appreciate Denzel having a bit of common sense on the issue and the charity work he does.
     
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    I am so sick of these Hollywood elitists using award ceremonies honoring their work as a political platform, taking away from the very craft that they are being recognized for. Their living is dependent upon my patronage of their art, not my vote. Good for Denzel, his peers should listen. If they want to make a political statement, attend a political rally or run for office.
     
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    Well that's refreshing. I don't think I've ever seen anyone here do that.
     
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    What? You've never wanted to hug Denzel Washington? Come on, he's a good looking guy. Surely you've had...thoughts.
    [​IMG]

    :supergrin:
     
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