Denzel Washington's Ministry of Movies
The star tells us how he studies the Bible daily, prays every morning and night, and sees his films as a form of preaching.
Denzel Washington is one of America'smost beloved
and critically acclaimed actors. A two-time Academy Award winner, Washington this week received a Golden Globe nomination for his role in "American Gangster," which also was a nominee for best drama, along with Washington's most recent film, "The Great Debaters
." His second directorial effort, "The Great Debaters" also stars Washington as Mel Tolson, a professor at a small African-American college in 1930s Texas who coaches the school's debate team to national prominence while also working as a union organizer on the side.
Listed second on Beliefnet's "Most Powerful Christians in Hollywood
" list, Washington also lent his voice to "The Bible Experience," an audio Bible featuring some of the country's top African-American stars. He spoke with Beliefnet about his relationship with God, a long-ago prophecy about his career, and why he made a film about a debate team.
Why did you make a movie about a debate team?