Denzel Washington is one of the most successful actors of recent times. Now 59 years-old, Washington has enjoyed a career in the film industry that has spanned more than 30 years. Although Washington now only appears in film roles, his career got its start in 1982 when he appeared on CBS’ series, St. Elsewhere. His breakthrough film role came just two years later when he appeared in the film, A Soldier’s Story, playing the role of Pfc. Peterson, an army officer who was forced to deal with racism in the U.S. Army. In the first several years of his career, Washington became well-known for playing a variety of roles. However, in recent years, he has mainly taken on several roles that depict him as an action hero who usually finds a way to save the day. This trend in his role choices has led viewers to ask one simple question: are all Denzel Washington movies the same? Here are five tweets from users sharing their opinions on the similarities between Denzel Washington’s film roles.
Denzel Washington been playing the same character just in alternate universe for like the past 7 movies he's done.
— GardenBoi Cactus (@Cactus_Carlton) September 1, 2014
This user seems to have a strong opinion on whether or not all of Denzel Washington’s movies are the same, but he does seem to be on to something. Many of Washington’s characters, especially during the 2000s and onward, do resemble each other.
i hate that i won't ever stop going to see denzel washington movies.
even though they're always the same denzel washington movies.
— fooler initiative (@metroadlib) August 30, 2014
Okay, so we’ve established that many of Washington’s movies are a little on the similar side; however, that hasn’t stopped him from being one of the most popular and successful actors of his generation. So what if all of his movies are the same? That doesn’t seem to be stopping people from going to see them.
I swear Denzel Washington plays the same character with a different name in every single one if his movies.
— Kelly Beall (@designcrush) May 31, 2012
Well, at least his name is always something different.
When Denzel Washington dies and they do a montage of all his movies. It's going to look like the same scene in different clothes.
— Victor Newman II (@d_weezy) September 30, 2013
According to this user, Washington’s film monologue is going to have to come with a list of titles so viewers can differentiate between his similar roles.
This user seems to be in the minority; however, that isn’t stopping him from standing firm in his opinion that Denzel Washington movies all differ from each other.
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