Controversy Over Denzel Washington's New Movie Is Growing | 22 Words

Denzel Washington has some classic movies in his arsenal - but his latest film has had a lukewarm reception, to say the least ...

Hollywood actor Denzel Washington has been under fire recently.

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His latest movie just isn't sitting right with fans. Keep scrolling to find out why...

Now, Denzel was born in 1954, just 3 days after Christmas Day.

He was brought up in New York and when his parents divorced when he was fourteen, he was sent to a military academy school which completely changed his direction in life.

When the time came to start applying for colleges...

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Denzel was torn between attending college or taking a semester off. But whilst he worked as creative arts director of an overnight summer camp at Camp Sloane YMCA, he participated in a staff talent show for the campers and a colleague suggested he try acting.

Denzel decided to enroll at the Lincoln Center campus of Fordham University to study acting...

And next to his studies, the aspiring actor performed at many summer theatre projects to fill out his resume.

Shortly after graduating, Denzel was cast in the 1977 film Wilma.


His first Hollywood appearance came in the 1981 film Carbon Copy, and things were only onwards and upwards from there.

His major career break came when he starred as Dr. Phillip Chandler in NBC's television hospital drama St. Elsewhere.

He was one of only a few African-American actors to appear on the series for its entire 6-year run between 1982 to 1988.

Word got around Hollywood...

And Denzel went on to land himself some major roles over the years, including movies such as Mo' Better Blues (1991), Philadelphia (1993), The Hurricane (1999), and Training Day (2001).

In more recent years...

Denzel has starred in award-winning movies such as Flight (2012), The Equalizer (2014), and The Magnificent Seven (2016).

In 2016, he directed the movie Fences...

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And he also starred in it, which nominated the actor for even more awards.

He is now a very respected name in the film industry...

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And he has been nominated for and won countless Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Primetime Emmy Awards, MTV Movie Awards, and NAACP Image Awards. Yep, he's the real deal.

The actor has been married to Pauletta Pearson since 1983...

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And together they have 4 children and share a very happy marriage.

The actor is known for his humble attitude...

And he isn't the type to turn away a stranger in need - which demonstrates his strong Christian values.

But lately, he's faced a huge controversy.

People are not loving his latest movie.

The Little Things has a 46% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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But that's not its only problem ...

The movie centers around 2 cops who firmly believe a man is committing serial murders.

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The problem is - he's just taunting them, and in frustration, one of the cops kills him.

Many feel that in the current climate, this ending just doesn't sit right.

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​Especially considering the police violence many have spent the year protesting against.

Will you be watching the movie anyway?

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We do still love Denzel ...

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