In the bible, the high priest eli was blind, and some might say that there are several scenes which may indicate that in the. The blind side, produced the movie and did not interfere, washington says. Hot shirtless body and hairstyle pics on newest tv shows movies. Denzel washington has the sort of actor intensity needed to play an apocalyptic superhero, and the book of eli positions him as such. Book of eli was a postapocalyptic tale directed by the hughes brothers. The postapocalypse film may be getting old after films like children of men, the road, i am legend, etc. With the washedout landscape, deserted and decaying skyways, junked cars, rotting. Denzel washington at least gives his character roles emotion and he becomes the character that fits in with the movie. Book of eli denzel washington on the spirituality of the. The book of eli dvd 2009 this is probably one of the most highly underrated movies of 2010 due to the overwhelming surge of 3d films brought on by avatar which was out around the same time of this film. Denzel navigates his characters journey from a handsome, cool, and even slightly smug. Why didnt denzel washington win best actor for malcolm x. The magnificent seven 2016 the equalizer 2014 robert bobby trench. At the very end, when the camera zooms in on eli as he sits at the table on the ship, you can clearly see his eyes are covered by a white film, a.
Theological movie month part two the book of eli the bible. See more ideas about denzel washington, denzel washington films and washington. Ask anything you want to know, or answer other peoples questions. First of all, i do not mean to undermine denzel s performance. Denzel washingtons character eli is blind in the movie book of eli. In training day 2001, washington played a corrupt and violent police detective, the performance for which he became only the second african american actor the first was sidney poitier to win an oscar for best actor. One of the craziest things about denzel washingtons career is that. He heads west on a mission he does not fully understand, but knows he must complete. Denzel washington has been a staple of movies for decades. Denzel washingtons movies ranked, from worst to best. The story revolves around eli, a nomad in a postapocalyptic world, who is told by a voice to deliver his copy of a mysterious book to a safe location on the west coast of. Theres this whole issue, without giving it away, is he blind, is he not. He was bringing knowledge with him, which gary oldman as carnegie believed could be used to seize power.
Denzel washington s character eli is blind in the movie book of eli. In terms of boxoffice performance, hes one of the most impressive actors ever. In the movie the book of eli, was the character played by denzel. Jun 15, 2010 the ultimate news source for music, celebrity, entertainment, movies, and current events on the web.
Interview with denzel washington, mila kunis, and gary oldman. The book of eli is a 2010 american postapocalyptic neowestern action film directed by the hughes brothers, written by gary whitta, and starring denzel washington, gary oldman, mila kunis, ray stevenson. Request the book of elis flash i noticed last night that when whats her name asks denzel washington about his blindness, he says something to the effect of it was the flash. In the film, a lone wanderer travels west across a war ravaged landscape in order to bring a sacred book to safety. Jul 19, 2018 denzel washington and jamie foxx sing cardi b, talk about taking food and floral arrangements home from the oscars, and more in this grey goose production. What happened to denzel washingtons character in man on. If your question is not about the movie itself but about the book denzel washingtons fictional character eli carried, that book is a braille publication of the king james version of the bible. Denzel washingtons equalizer tops box office 5 years ago september 29, 2014, 3pm. After i have finished reading it, i was not disappointed with him as a man.
I admire denzel washington very much as an actor, so i decided to read this book. Included in this set are elis beanie cap, sunglasses, shawl, jacket, sweater, tshirt, pants, belt. If your question is not about the movie itself but about the book denzel washington s fictional character eli carried, that book is a braille publication of the king james version of the bible. Denzel washington has stepped it up for his role in the book of eli. Gary whitta on book of eli genre screenwriter gary whitta geeked out with the wondercon crowd friday, relating his artistic struggle to bring the book of eli to the big screen, embarrassing moments with denzel washington, and more.
In book of eli, denzel washington proves that age is nothing but a number, as he deftly fights and kills his way to action hero status in a postapocalyptic world that will no doubt some big boxoffice numbers. Denzel washington full list of movies and tv shows in theaters, in production and upcoming films. Unfortunately, his character is so righteous, so pure that even though its eli on the screen, its denzel that im feeling. One of hollywoods sexiest and most magnetic leading men, denzel washingtons poise and radiantly sane intelligence permeate whatever film he is in, be it a socially conscious drama, biopic, or suspense thriller. A great example of this is denzel washingtons portrayal of eli in the book of eli, a 2010 american postapocalyptic action film. Next time you watch one of his movies, like john q look past the character and look at the emotions that are an intricate part to his role. The four types of denzel washington movies fivethirtyeight. The book of eli denzel washington interview youtube. Jul 30, 20 a great example of this is denzel washingtons portrayal of eli in the book of eli, a 2010 american postapocalyptic action film. This time, eli denzel washington walks through barren wasteland carrying a machete and a bible. See more ideas about the book of eli, denzel washington and movies. Dec 14, 2016 denzel washingtons movies ranked, from worst to best from magnificent seven to malcolm x, we break down every one of the fences stars greatest and most wtf performances. Is denzel washington blind in the book of eli answers. The mighty quinn caribbean chief of police investigating a murder ricochet cop who is the revenge victim of psychotic john lithgow devil in a blue dress postwwii l.
They ended up giving his dead body to the mexican cali cartel and they were satisfied what they seen and then they buried him next to all the others who crossed the cali cartel and the knights of columbus cartel heard about what they did to their. The story revolves around eli, a nomad in a postapocalyptic world, who is told by a voice to deliver his copy of a mysterious book to a safe location on the west. The oscar winning actor trained hard for six months to drop 50 pounds. Mila kunis also suffers from the lack of much characterization. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see lists of open tasks and regional and topical task forces. Eli is the protagonist and title character of the film. Book of eli star denzel washington, at an actionmovie crossroads january 14, 2010 7. He has garnered much critical acclaim for his work in film since the 1990s, including his portrayals of reallife figures, such as steve biko, malcolm x, rubin hurricane carter, melvin b. This article is within the scope of wikiproject film. The plot of the book of eli is now a familiar script on the screenthe end of the.
C this article has been rated as cclass on the projects quality scale. The book of eli 2010 official trailer denzel washington, mila kunis movie hd duration. Denzel washington, whose the book of eli opens this weekend to what will likely be strong box office, has worked with tony scott on four previous movies and recently wrapped their fifth, a train thriller titled unstoppable with newly minted captain kirk chris pine. Does this imply that he is blind and has been living completely by faith his entire life or is the punchline of the movie that he is the simply the last living man on earth who can read braille. In the bible, the high priest eli was blind, and some might say that there are several scenes. Produced by joel silver, denzel washington, broderick johnson, andrew a. Interview with the book of eli director allen hughes. Denzel washington at an event for the book of eli 2010 denzel. He has received two golden globe awards, one tony award, and two academy awards. Denzel washington list of movies and tv shows tv guide. After a break from the business for several years, they returned with the riveting motion picture the book of eli starring award winning actor denzel washington. Charisma is a funny thing for a star, at once a natural personality trait and an acting technique.
Mar 03, 2017 i thought he was blind when i saw the movie. The book of eli is a 2010 american postapocalyptic neo western action film directed by the hughes brothers, written by gary whitta, and starring denzel washington, gary oldman, mila kunis, ray stevenson, and jennifer beals. The bad guy character in the movie named carnegie classic played by gary oldman was a book collector of sorts who pursued eli until the bitter end. The book of eli is a 2010 american postapocalyptic neowestern action film directed by the hughes brothers, written by gary whitta, and starring denzel washington, gary oldman, mila kunis, ray stevenson, and jennifer beals. The word eli is the first word jesus spoke from the cross calling out to god. Thebook of eli cant have a sequel actress mila kunis speaks about her forthcoming gary oldman, denzel washington starrer. He s a phenomenal, charismatic actor and this role allowed him to showcase his ability to fill a room with his acting.
My new life goal is to be denzel washingtons character for the equalizer. Elis denzel washington complete costume prop store. The star of the film, denzel washington, is also one of its producers. He can see that the pawn shop owner hasnt detached the battery leads. Eli closes his eyes every time he reads the bible in order to more focus his sense of touch and cut off the visual stimuli. The book of eli is truly one of the top 5 movies that i have ever seen, in company with shawshank redemption and braveheart. Gary oldman was cast at the suggestion of denzel washington. Ver mas ideas sobre denzel washington, cine y libro secreto. Jan 11, 2010 denzel washington s latest role in the book of eli has him playing a wanderer in a nuclear warravaged america who leans on his bible for guidance, and the actor says if he was in that situation. Denzel portrays the title character of eli, a mysterious man who walks around around a destroyed world carrying a book he believes can save humanity. Denzel washington, born december 28, 1954, mount vernon, new york, u.
In the movie the book of eli, was the character played by. At this point, he knows he s dying, but perhaps still wants the best for her. Is denzel washingtons character in the book of eli blind. Best supporting actor for the historical war drama film glory 1989 and best actor for his role as corrupt detective alonzo harris in the crime thriller training day 2001. He is the middle of three children of a beautician. Kult of athena swords ekhmsk01 full tang book of eli machete 20 blade this large and hefty blade is inspired by the machete wielded by denzel washingtons character eli in the book of eli. Feb 21, 2010 after a break from the business for several years, they returned with the riveting motion picture the book of eli starring award winning actor denzel washington. Most likely, redridge is giving solara a chance to escape carnegie s regime. This book is an accurate, though modest, description of washington s life uptodate 19941996. Denzel washingtons latest role in the book of eli has him playing a wanderer in a nuclear warravaged america who leans on his bible for guidance, and. According to imdb faq, yes he was possibly partially blind. Blind characters often evoke feelings and responses from the audience that arent always felt for other characters. This distressed costume can be seen worn by eli throughout the film.
A thickspined chopper of a blade, it is crafted from 5160 high carbon steel and differentially tempered to optimize the blade. Denzel washington is the greatest actor of all time period. This was particularly the case for me since i saw this movie on a plane, which had been edited the movie, not the. This picture is one big waste of time, including that of the actors and those in the audience. Book of eli is a wake up call for originality in both secular and christian movies. Yet what separates this film from the i am legends, the waterworlds or the many other postapocalyptic films is what washingtons character is protecting the last bible on earth. With denzel washington, mila kunis, ray stevenson, gary oldman. Theological movie month part two the book of eli the. Throughout his career he was regularly praised by critics, and his consistent success at the box office helped to dispel the perception that african american actors could not draw mainstream white audiences. Elis denzel washington complete costume worn in the hughes brothers post apocalyptic drama, the book of eli. To use this banner, please refer to the documentation. Remember, he had a crush on her the whole movie blocking her while she was getting eli s canteen filled, bargaining with carnegie for her before chasing after them, even asking eli nicely to give up the book after the gunfight in. Denzel washington in malcolm x denzel washington in malcolm x 1992, directed by spike lee.
To improve this article, please refer to the guidelines. Denzel washington is the greatest actor of all time period, sometimes abbreviated to dwitgaoatp, is a weekly podcast cohosted by w. Both mel gibson s character and clint eastwood s character in their respective movies are morallyambiguous antiheroes wholl do almost anything for money or fuel. It tells about his childhood, youth, and his family background. His bible is written in braille, which is that dotanddash language books and signs meant for blind persons are written in. So when you bug out, or stay home, decide what things are most important outside of the essentials required to live and sustain survival. Denzel is one of the best actors to grace the screen.
After carnegies blind mistress claudia brings eli food and water, carnegie orders her daughter solara to. Fictional characters who are blind braille works blog. In the movie the book of eli we discover at the end that the bible eli has been carrying the entire movie is written in braille. More importantly, washingtons efforts, alongside those of director spike lee, have done much to dramatically expand the range of dramatic roles given to africanamerican actors and. The book of eli gives us yet another postapocalyptic end of the world saga. A lone warrior, eli denzel washington, walks in a postapocalyptic wasteland that was once america. Carnegie presses his blind lover claudia jennifer beals to send her daughter, solara. Its almost like eli travels in the footsteps of viggo mortensen, who recently set down his own apocalyptic travelogue in the road. It featured denzel washington as eli, a man on a quest to get to the west coast.
The book of eli denzel washington is one of my all time favorite actors. The oscarwinning actor trained hard for six months to drop 50 pounds. Jamie foxx interviews denzel washington off script a grey. Why did denzel washington get an oscar for training day. It is the best of denzels work which says a great deal when you are talking about courage under fire, the the book of eli is truly one of the top 5 movies that i have ever seen, in company with shawshank redemption and.1140 864 1505 1469 55 411 951 242 107 875 673 1494 330 2 932 142 906 568 47 135 1553 1129 43 396 568 926 1096 720 1255 1512 33 582 602 216 29 645 1376 1313 1400 997 1112 10 630 148 43 514 563