Denzel says he will not play Pres. Barack Obama

Denzel says he will not play Pres. Barack Obama

We all know the story of President Barack Obama will come to the big screen eventually -- I'm surprised Steven Spielberg hasn't bought the rights for it yet! 

Published June 4, 2009

denzel We all know the story of President Barack Obama will come to the big screen eventually -- I'm surprised Steven Spielberg hasn't bought the rights for it yet !  However, Denzel Washington , who brought the life of Malcolm X to the movies, says he will not play President Barack Obama.  Here is why according to The Insider :

"When Obama's story is ready to be told, I'll be too old to do it."

He added: "And if it were made now, he has too much to do to have me asking for tips on how to play him."

Too old? If Diana Ross could play a 16 year old in The Wiz when she was 33 then Denzel could be Obama. Then, I realized the Oscar winner is 54 years old - doesn't it seem like Denzel is still 40?  The brother is aging well!

Denzel Washington is starring in The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 , which is in theatres Friday, June 12th.  Come back here on the 12th for a review!

Regardless of his age, do you think Washington could tackle the Obama story?

Written by Clay Cane

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