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Did Malik Yoba Diss Denzel Washington by Saying He’s Still Denzel in Every Movie?

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Did Malik Yoba Diss Denzel Washington by Saying He’s Still Denzel in Every Movie? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Allegiance” star Malik Yoba said in an interview with BET, Denzel needs to do a bit more than be himself in his roles — he’s still Denzel in every movie and that his roles are very limited.

“No matter how many movies Denzel Washington does, he’s still Denzel in every movie – except for the times he played Malcolm X and Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter,” he commented. “Those were the roles where he got a chance to stretch a little more. I want to be more like Forest Whitaker in Last King of Scotland. I want to stretch a little more, that’s what I want to do. So playing Martin, I had no fear. It was like here’s a real opportunity to do something. I’m still thrilled about it and I can’t wait to see the finished film.”

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