Am I The Only One Who Thinks Denzel Washington Is Just A Little Bit Overrated?

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 11 years ago '05        #1
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boondocz 
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Am I The Only One Who Thinks Denzel Washington Is Just A Little Bit Overrated?
 

 
Just a little bit...

The Hurricane
Malcolm X
Philadelphia
Glory

Those are the only movies where I think he did a phenomenal job in and should have won awards for. He did win an Academy for Best Supporting Actor in Glory I believe.

All the other movies he played in he did a good job in but I just think people hype him up too much. He picks a lot of "safe" roles.

From what I've seen and read, American Gangster does look like it might make that list.

Please tell me I'm not the only person who thinks this about him image

104 comments for "Am I The Only One Who Thinks Denzel Washington Is Just A Little Bit Overrated?"

 11 years ago '05        #2
CalcuoCuchicheo 
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Black Americans seem to take a special interest & pride in his work - so yes, he's overrated by some.
 11 years ago '04        #3
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to be honest his performance in training day is phenominal if u take a guy whos not at all from the streets and portray a character like that is amazing
 11 years ago '04        #4
kingofdasouf 3 heat pts
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I personally dont think he's overrated but some of his movies are better than others....maybe his classic Training Day performance puts him in dat elite group
 11 years ago '05        #5
StateProperty88 34 heat pts34
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he is my second favorite actor behind will smith so nah i dont think he is overrated
 11 years ago '06        #6
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yeah he is overrated but he is a very good actor
 11 years ago '06        #7
BlackandGifted 17 heat pts17
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No he is not overrated if this was a blog?forum about Pitt or Clooney then i would be getting crucified, the fact is he is a marvelous actor and if he was not black you woul not have even started this forum
 11 years ago '05        #8
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 BlackandGifted said:
and if he was not black you woul not have even started this forum
Of course not...because if he wasn't black, black Americans wouldn't actually take the time to "overrate" him.
 06-29-2007, 11:36 PM         #9
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 StateProperty88 said:
he is my second favorite actor behind will smith so nah i dont think he is overrated
same here...i like dude...i'll pay to see his movies he's one of my fav, maybe a little bit overrated but he's def one of the top black actors ever....1st though is will smith


 BlackandGifted said:
No he is not overrated if this was a blog?forum about Pitt or Clooney then i would be getting crucified, the fact is he is a marvelous actor and if he was not black you woul not have even started this forum
Exactly, brad pitt and a lot of white actors are very much overrated...tom hanks yea hes a great actor in my eyes, but many white greats to me are mediocre, jennifer aniston, pitt, clooney, affleck, etc


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 11 years ago '05        #10
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 TValles said:
Exactly, brad pitt and a lot of white actors are very much overrated...tom hanks yea hes a great actor in my eyes, but many white greats to me are mediocre, jennifer aniston, pitt, clooney, affleck, etc
Who really sees Aniston, Pitt, Clooney or Affleck as "white greats" though?

Be serious.
 11 years ago '04        #11
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I don't think that hes overrated. I think hes a phenomenal actor. His work in training day was good because that was a role that you wouldn't expect him to play in. And please do not sleep on his work in Deja Vu, that was a good a.ss movie.
 11 years ago '06        #12
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great actor.....not overrated...

John q
training day
remember the titans
man on fire

more to come...American Gangster
 11 years ago '05        #13
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 BlackandGifted said:
No he is not overrated if this was a blog?forum about Pitt or Clooney then i would be getting crucified, the fact is he is a marvelous actor and if he was not black you woul not have even started this forum
Him being black had nothing to do with me making this thread. I made this thread after a discussion me and a few co-workers had (three who are white) about his new movie coming out. They all basically were going on about how this movie was gonna be a another gem on his resume and how he is one of the greatest actors of all time. Top 10 material type mess.




I just asked a simple question. I've always felt he was overrated ALONG with Pitt, Marky Mark Walhberg, Clooney, Dicaprio(sp). Just a simple question and opinion.

But if you want to bring up the black thing. He isn't even the best black actor IMO. Will Smith passed him up, Whitaker is on his way, and Don Cheadle is better than him. And if Cheadle does the Toussaint movie, it's a wrap.

Not taking anything away from Denzel. Good actor, just a tad bit overrated.
 11 years ago '07        #14
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Wow.... i think some people are a little retarded if they think Denzel is overated. Honestly, how many other actors have done the range of characters he's done?

Malcolm X ------> Training Day (how can one guy do both those)


Will Smith is overated
Tom Cruise is overated
 11 years ago '06        #15
modalee 5 heat pts
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He was also great in:

Inside Man
Antwone Fisher
Remember the Titans
Deja Vu
Man on Fire
John Q
The Hurricane
He Got Game
Crimson Tide

and the list goes on and on hes just a great actor point blank i dont think he is overrated at all.
 06-30-2007, 12:34 AM         #16
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I have to say Denzel is not I repeat is not in any way overrated look at his list of movies and think how many did he do a phenomenal job acting his job in Malcolm X was the best thing I ever saw he damn near bought him back from the dead, channeled Malcolm's spirit or something. Will Smith is my boy along with Forest Whitaker(Who will play along side him in the new movie The great debaters) and Don Cheadle(by the way any body hear about his new movie where he portrays the DC radio host I was watching Tavis Smiley and he mentioned it is a very great movie) but Denzel has been doing it longer at such a high level he damn near carried the cross to help them make their way in Hollywood


American Gangster (2007) (completed) .... Frank Lucas
Deja Vu (2006) .... Doug Carlin
Inside Man (2006) .... Detective Keith Frazier
The Manchurian Candidate (2004) .... Ben Marco
Man on Fire (2004) .... Creasy
Out of Time (2003/I) .... Matthias Lee Whitlock
Antwone Fisher (2002) .... Dr. Jerome Davenport
John Q (2002) .... John Quincy Archibald
Training Day (2001) .... Alonzo
Remember the Titans (2000) .... Coach Herman Boone
The Hurricane (1999) .... Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter
The Bone Collector (1999) .... Lincoln Rhyme
The Siege (1998/I) .... Anthony 'Hub' Hubbard
He Got Game (1998) .... Jake Shuttlesworth
Fallen (1998) .... Det. John Hobbes
The Preacher's Wife (1996) .... Dudley
Courage Under Fire (1996) .... Lt. Colonel Nathaniel Serling
Devil in a Blue Dress (1995) .... Ezekiel 'Easy' Rawlins
Virtuosity (1995) .... Lt. Parker Barnes
Crimson Tide (1995) .... Lt. Commander Ron Hunter
Philadelphia (1993) .... Joe Miller
The Pelican Brief (1993) .... Gray Grantham
Much Ado About Nothing (1993) .... Don Pedro of Aragon
Malcolm X (1992) .... Malcolm X
Mississippi Masala (1991) .... Demetrius Williams
Mo' Better Blues (1990) .... Bleek Gilliam
Heart Condition (1990) .... Napoleon Stone
Glory (1989) .... Pvt. Trip


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 11 years ago '04        #17
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 boondocz said:
Just a little bit...

The Hurricane
Malcolm X
Philadelphia
Glory

Those are the only movies where I think he did a phenomenal job in and should have won awards for. He did win an Academy for Best Supporting Actor in Glory I believe.

All the other movies he played in he did a good job in but I just think people hype him up too much. He picks a lot of "safe" roles.

From what I've seen and read, American Gangster does look like it might make that list.

Please tell me I'm not the only person who thinks this about him
Whoa. Denzel did a great job in Training Day.

But my favorite black actor has to be Samuel L. Jackson. That n*gga is GREAT!

One of the best "young" actors now is Anthony Mackie. That n*gga will get an Oscar in a couple of years. Bank on that.
 11 years ago '05        #18
boondocz  OP
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 stogz said:
Wow.... i think some people are a little retarded if they think Denzel is overated. Honestly, how many other actors have done the range of characters he's done?

Malcolm X ------> Training Day (how can one guy do both those)


Will Smith is overated
Tom Cruise is overated
His characters are not really all that extraordinary. Outside Malcolm X, Training Day (only because he never played "the bad guy") and Hurricane. All his other characters are safe. He picks movies where the storyline overshadows the acting.

He has no range in character what so ever.
 11 years ago '05        #19
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 modalee81 said:
He was also great in:

Antwone Fisher
One of my all time favorite movies. But Derek Luke outshined him in this one and I think that was his first movie.
 11 years ago '05        #20
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overrated....hell no!
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