Ladies and gentlemen, this is what I call talent. What you’re listening to may sound like a conversation between Denzel Washington and Will Smith. But lo and behold! It’s actually by the same person…comedian Jay Pharoah!
By channeling Smith’s rambunctious personality and Washington’s tough demeanor, it’s really not surprising that he is a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Those impressions are impeccable!
There’s nothing like watching your favourite celebrities in their film debuts and seeing how different they looked before they made it big. This mashup combines some of our favourite actors and actresses in their very first films. Take Zooey Deschanel in Mumford above — she’s a long way from her unicorn-loving, cute-dress wearing, songbird days.
In order of appearance: Leonardo DiCaprio, Denzel Washington, Jeff Goldblum, Drew Barrymore, William Hurt, Clint Eastwood, Harvey Keitel, Samuel L. Jackson, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Zooey Deschanel, Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg, Kate Bosworth, Steve Carell, Alison Brie, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bryan Cranston, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Jason Bateman, Michael Keaton, Jamie Foxx, Kate Beckinsale, Edward Norton, James Earl Jones, and Chevy Chase.
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Denzel Washington and director Tony Scott are set to collaborate for a fourth time.
The Oscar-winning actor and Scott will work together on a remake of 1974’s “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three,” with Washington in the role originally played by Walter Matthau.
Washington will play Lieutenant Zachary “Z” Garber, a cop who must face off against four hijackers who take over a subway train and hold the passengers for ransom.
Based on a novel by John Godey, the original film was also remade as a 1998 TV movie starring Edward James Olmos and Vincent D’Onofrio.
Production will begin in early 2008.
Washington and Scott have previously collaborated on “Crimson Tide,” “Man on Fire” and “Deja Vu.” Washington will next appear in theatres in Ridley Scott’s “American Gangster.”