Denzel Washington

#1
Please read this:
The troops oversees would like you to send it to everybody you know.

Don't know whether you heard about this
but Denzel Washington and his family visited
the troops at Brook Army Medical Center , in

San Antonio, Texas (BAMC) the other day. This
is where soldiers who have been evacuated from
Germany come to be hospitalized in the United
States, especially burn victims There aresome
buildings there called Fisher Houses. The Fisher
House is a Hotel where soldiers' families can stay,
for little or no charge, while their soldier is staying
on base, but as you can imagine, they are almost filled
most of the time.

While Denzel Washingtonwas visiting BAMC, they gave
him a tour of one of the Fisher Houses. He asked how
much one of them would cost to build. He took his check
book out and wrote a check for the full amount right there
on the spot. The soldiers overseas were amazed to hear
this story and want to get the word outto the American
public, because it warmed their hearts to hear it

The question is -why do:
Brad Pitt, Madonna, Tom Cruise and other Hollywood fluff
make front page news with their ridiculous
antics and Denzel Washington's Patriotism
doesn't even make page 3 in the Metro section of
any newspaper except the Local newspaper in San
Antonio .

A true American and friend to all in uniform!













 
#4
Top Bloke - Although he is biassed having served as a sub XO on Crimson Tide. :D

I'd be suprised if our celebs would drop £2 in a poppy pot.

Well done, Denzel. You're alright. Even at nearly 900 years of age my missus still thinks your the sh1t.
 
#5
I don't normally think much of Denzel as a bloke, though I love his films.
But this is bl00dy amazing, if any other "celebs" had even half of this decency in this country it would be a great thing, unfortunately the rich of this great nation are only interested in stopping the families of service personnel from being near their families, a la Headley Court.

Good on you Denzel
 
#7
The fact that most of our famous actors have served (the older 1's mostly but suppose most of them live in America now anyway) shows how much troops are respected buy the rich and famous in our country.
 
#8
Brilliant Actor, Brilliant Guy.
 
C

cloudbuster

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#10
Quite a remarkable gesture. I doubt if it'll catch on over here, sadly.

YesItsMe said:
The question is -why do:
Brad Pitt, Madonna, Tom Cruise and other Hollywood fluff
make front page news with their ridiculous
antics and Denzel Washington's Patriotism
doesn't even make page 3 in the Metro section of
any newspaper except the Local newspaper in San
Antonio .
I can only presume that he neither wants, nor feels the need for the publicity.
 
#11
What a legend!!!

He's my favourite actor as it is, but hearing that has made him even more of a legend in my eyes. If only some of the rich and famous people in Britain were as patriotic and proud of our troops as Denzel is of the US, and their fighting men and women.
 
#12
Top drills Denzel! He's made some good flicks & this shows that unlike most actors he's not up his own arrse with self importance.
 
#13
YesItsMe said:
"...The question is -why do:
Brad Pitt, Madonna, Tom Cruise and other Hollywood fluff
make front page news with their ridiculous
antics and Denzel Washington's Patriotism
doesn't even make page 3 in the Metro section of
any newspaper ..."
Presumably because Denzel Washington does his good deeds in private while others flout their misdeeds (and somewhat iffy beliefs) in the full glare of publicity (That and the gutter press prefer tales of scandal to those of virtue).

cloudbuster had it right
"...I can only presume that he neither wants, nor feels the need for the publicity..."
All I can say to Mr. Washington is "Well Done, Sir!" It's a pity we can't find a few like him over here".

Walrus
 
#14
What a lot of crap! If people bothered to read the links you would find out he DID NOT pull out his cheque book on the spot and DID NOT pay for an entire house, though HE DID make a sizable donation SEVERAL MONTHS AFTER visiting, and for THAT he should be applauded.

Don't worry everyone, there'll be another band wagon to jump on shortly!
 
#16
Top Guy, I did think he is a great Actor and a now a really great Guy, he also brought his family along, a good move to bring awareness of others less fotunate than them considering they were born into wealth while DW had to work for it.


Top Man.
 
#17
Inspirational.

Last week I watched a programme "Secret Millionaires" filmed in Manchester. The programme featured a youth club called Salford Lads Club, underfunded, and lacking almost any financial support, it appeared to be an oasis for the young people of Salford in the middle of an urban desert. Indeed its main supporters were led by two elderly men, who had dedicated their lives to it.

Manchester has its fair share of millionaire's, many involved in football. We don't expect you to sort the countries ills. But in this case.....Shame on you
 

Nehustan

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#18
Might be showing my age now, but back in the 80s he played a British squaddie in a movie. As I recall his character went through troubles after being demobbed...
 
#19
Hello Nehustan,

you have just beaten me to it.
The film was called "For Queen & Country" he was a Parachute Regiment Falklands veteran whose friend had been crippled in that conflict.
It immediately sprang to mind when I read this thread.

tangosix.
 

Nehustan

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#20
tangosix said:
Hello Nehustan,

you have just beaten me to it.
The film was called "For Queen & Country" he was a Parachute Regiment Falklands veteran whose friend had been crippled in that conflict.
It immediately sprang to mind when I read this thread.

tangosix.
Yep was just looking it up on IMDb, was quite a good movie as I recall, and he carried it off well. Must be a long standing thing with Mr. Washington as I remember thinking why has this (at the time fairly unknown) American crossed the pond and taken this part...wonder if he comes from a miltary background?

(edited to add, he seems to have done a movie back in 1984 which again deals with military matters, this time in the US - A Soldier's Story)
 

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