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Denzel Washington

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Denzel Washington



Denzel first learned to fight growing up on the streets of Mount Vernon, a working-class suburb outside of New York City. His mother, Lenis, managed her own Beauty Shop, his father Denzel Senior was a Penacostel Preacher who 1)held down two other jobs. Denzel went to church every Sunday but dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. He spent all of his free time here, at what was then "The Boy's Club".

Journalist: This was an important place for you?

Denzel: Yep, I lived here! My mother had to come get me.

Journalist: So you had a time when you had to come home?

Denzel: Nine O'clock, man, I had it timed. I knew how to get to the fish market by 8:54 and by the chicken joint1 by 8:56 in order to make it home by 9 o'clock.

Journalist: Did she ever have to come looking for you?

Denzel: She did! She would! We were in a park and she came and they're like "Ahh D, your mom's here." And I got in the car and she was screaming. So I kinda look at everybody out the window like, you know, I got this. As I was turning around - POW! So I put my head under the 2)dashboard, "Just drive, ma, just drive."

Journalist: Your mother was important in you life?

Denzel: Oh yeah.

Journalist: She set the tone in the house? I mean, she was the 3)disciplinarian, not your father?

Denzel: Yeah, no, he was working, all the time.

Denzel says his mother Lattice saved his life when she 4)scraped together enough money to send him to Oakland Academy, a small 5)boarding school for boys in upstate New York.

Journalist: How did you end up here?

Denzel: I was in a public school, Malburnham High School, and my mother decided2 it was best to get me outta there before I ended up like where a lot of my friends are now. You know in the grave, in the 6)penitentiary3. My mother had a good understanding what exposure would do for her children, and she tried to expose us to things. She used to ride us around in Scarsdale and we'd pick out houses that we wanted. "That one's gonna be mine! Oh, I'm going to get one like that" You know, or "Take me to see the Nutcracker Sweet."

Journalist: You owe her a lot?

Denzel: I owe her everything!

Journalist: I assume you told her that?

Denzel : In many ways! Yeah.

Journalist: When you come back here with all the success you've had today and all the confidence you have today, do you still see you? The kid who was here and the man who is there now?

Denzel: It's and in a way, no, and I'll tell you why, because I'm an actor, so I'm 7)schizoid anyway. You know, you play and become so many... I've been so many people between then and now. I've played so many different roles. It's not a smooth line from there to here.

The roughest point on that line, Densel says, was when he was 20, 8)floundering 9)flunking out of college. Then he told us he was touched by an angel.

Denzel: I was in my mother's beauty shop and I was looking in the mirror, and I saw a woman sitting across the room from me. And she said to my mother, "Bring me a piece of paper, I have a 10)prophecy."-- It's the God honest truth, I've got the piece of paper, I keep it with me all the time -- and she wrote down, she said, "This boy is gonna speak to millions of people." I asked my mother afterwards, I said, "Who the hell is this? You know what she's talking about?" She said, "Well, she is one of the oldest church members in my branch and people say she has the gift of prophecy." I'm like, well, why didn't I meet her a year ago before I got kick out of school or something. You know, so I don't talk about that a lot, but I've kinda felt like maybe I've got some job to do.

With that job in mind, Denzel returned to New York's Fordham University where he found he had a gift, acting5, and he's never looked back. He now lives in Los Angeles with Pauletta, his wife, and their 4 children in a house bigger than anything he might have seen in Scarsdale. This gifted, 11)purposeful man says he has found his voice through the men he plays and those voices speak to millions of people. That's the part of the job he cares about.






























1) hold down (非正式)保住工作

2) dashboard [5dAF7bC:d] n. 汽车等的仪表板

3) disciplinarian [7disipli5nZEriEn] n. 厉行纪律的人

4) scrape [skreIp] v. 艰难地积攒

5) boarding school 寄宿学校

6) penitentiary [peni5tenFEri] n. 收容所,教养所

7) schizoid [5skizCid] a. 精神分裂的

8) flounder [5flaundE] v. 挣扎,辗转

9) flunk4 out (口)因不及格而退学

10) prophecy [5prCfisi] n. 预言

11) purposeful [5pE:pEsful] a. 有目的,坚定




1 joint m3lx4     
  • I had a bad fall,which put my shoulder out of joint.我重重地摔了一跤,肩膀脫臼了。
  • We wrote a letter in joint names.我们联名写了封信。
2 decided lvqzZd     
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
3 penitentiary buQyt     
  • He worked as a warden at the state penitentiary.他在这所州监狱任看守长。
  • While he was in the penitentiary her father died and the family broke up.他坐牢的时候,她的父亲死了,家庭就拆散了。
4 flunk uzFy3     
  • I will flunk him if my student doesn't learn the material in the course.如果我的学生没有掌握课程的内容,我就会让他不及格。
  • If you flunk finals,you don't get the chance to do them again.如果你没通过期末考试,就没有机会再考一次了。
5 acting czRzoc     
  • Ignore her,she's just acting.别理她,她只是假装的。
  • During the seventies,her acting career was in eclipse.在七十年代,她的表演生涯黯然失色。
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