Julia Roberts reads a letter of recommendation from Denzel Washington's college professor



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Julia Roberts pays tribute to Denzel Washington at the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award on June 6, 2019 at the Dolby Theatre. In this clip, Roberts reads a letter of recommendation from Washington’s college professor, who correctly predicted he would be “one of the outstanding actors of the latter part of the 20th Century.” AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO DENZEL WASHINGTON aired on June 20, 2019 on TNT. Sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will also air the special in October 2019, during a night of programming dedicated to Washington’s work.

Other presenters at the event included Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, Jodie Foster, Antoine Fuqua, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman, Michael B. Jordan, Issa Rae, and Cicely Tyson and many others who all paid tribute to Washington’s life and work.

Additional guests included Ed Begley, Jr., W. Kamau Bell, Joy Bryant, Joel Coen, Richard Donner, Ava DuVernay, Cary Elwes, Carl Franklin, Antoine Fuqua, David Alan Grier, Keegan-Michael Key, Martin Lawrence, Frances McDormand, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Paula Patton, Jay Pharoah, Chris Tucker and Edward Zwick.

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35 comments

  1. I heard that this awesome man is going to transition out of acting to help others! As I back his noble cause, I can’t help but how lonely we all will feel without his new movies on the screen. Thank you Denzel Washington!

  2. “The GREATEST of anytime”! Yes, Julia, you are right. Denzel is a genius and still a humble person. You can say it by the tears he holds in his eyes. There is no sprinkle of proud, there is only humbleness. So rare nowadays.
    Although he is one of greatest actors of our times, he would never change his character, he stays true and faithful to his family, who supported him across all these years.
    He stays true to his unique acting style. When you say DENZEL, you know what to expect: GENUINE TALENT and UNIQUENESSES 🙏🏼

  3. 🤔Well, Denzel's professor was 100% right! if his professor could play the lotto this well he would be a very rich man and yes Denzel Washington is the best actor of all times you never need to question your self should I go watch his movie!? you know Denzel will never let you down and he never did after watching every movie I just want to watch it again and again Congratulations Denzel! 👍👏👏👏👏

  4. All I can say is WHAT A GREAT IS MAN, is Denzel Washington . We are all glad we live during your life time. AMEN !!

  5. I think her brother was a psycho in another life.. 😳🤨😂. He plays a villain too well… 😜🥸🤪🤭

  6. Julia Roberts I love to thanks you for coming back to me with great spitch ment so much Tom me I'm hoping every things will work the way we wanted to get results of every thing we do together you and me. Love by Hollywood Mo Raad artist and judges on Google international. ? Mo?

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