R for rogue agents, roguish actors, utter disregard for the fate of the South African tourism industry
Release Date: February 10, 2012
Denzel Washington is 57 years old. When our current president was born, Denzel was in third grade.
He’s spent 38 years as an actor – exactly half the time that Pluto spent as a planet. He’s stood up for the oppressed, fought against his own oppression, and even done a little oppressing himself. He’s portrayed morally ambiguous villains, morally ambiguous heroes, and beacons of moral clarity in morally ambiguous times. He’s won Oscars and been robbed of Oscars, all since making his auspicious onscreen debut in the uncredited role of “Alleyway Mugger.”