Denzel Washington at ‘Flight’ Premiere

Posted on January 18, 2013

Denzel Washington, Academy Award-winning actor and current Oscar nominee, really doesn’t want to pose for your silly pictures.


Denzel Washington attends premiere of ‘Flight’ in London.

Oscar winner – TWO-TIME Oscar-winner, and current nominee – Denzel Washington also isn’t going to open his coat so that you can take pictures of his clothes. Denzel Washington – who has also won a TONY, among many other awards and accolades – can’t believe you even asked him that.


[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews]

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  • Roosevelt 85

    Since you guys pointed out the resistance and uneasiness of celebrities that became stars in prior generations…I can’t stop observing that. Here, you can tell he’s uncomfortable. Like Michelle Pheiffer, Sally Field, and others, he isn’t used to the machine these days.

    • Sarah Dickerson

      Yeah, but he’s not always that way.  He’s been charismatic and played the game plenty of times before.  I think this must have just been a bad day for him… or an awesome day, because I love these pictures!

  • StellaZafella

    So….the over coat looks like day wear for anyone on the US Supreme Court.

    • OMG my thoughts exactly!

    • Maybe he’s gunning to play Thurgood Marshall. 

      •  That’s not a bad idea for a biopic.  I bet there’s one “in development”, floating around some studio, somewhere.

    • formerlyAnon

       EXACTLY what I was thinking. You’ve tapped the zeitgeist.

    • barbarienne

       I was thinking college graduation, but Supreme Court works so much better. Definitely robe-tastic!

  • megohd

    I love him.

  • Why is his coat so big? But still love him always.

    • Do his friends have big coats, too?

      (sorry, too many christmas movies, lately)

  • Sobaika


    He is SO not here for this shit. He looks grumpy and cold.

    • SpillinTea

       Grumpy, cold, and STILL fine. 😉 (Don’t hurt me, Ms. Pauletta!)

  • Vickiefantastico

    And I love him for this!

  • mjude

    love him & god bless the attitude!

    • Jennifer Coleman

      Man, he has that Disapproving Dad look down cold. A hot one, but I feel like hanging my head in shame.

  • alyce1213

    The coat is pretty big — Denzel has a tendency to put on a few pounds from time to time  But I don’t mind an oversized overcoat; better than too tight or short.  It looks like alpaca and it’s gorgeous.  
    From what I can see, I like the shirt and tie.
    I love him so.  He’s long been one of my pretend boyfriends.

  • mmc2315

    Fine, Denzel!  We’ll pick on your hem, then.  Humph.

    •  Yup. Those trousers are too long. But I will totally trust what he says if he preaches this Sunday.

      • MilaXX

        Let the congregation say Amen!

  • lovelyivy

    I’m getting a general Bill Cosby fuck-you-I’m old-enough-to-say-what-I-REALLY-think vibe here.

    • decormaven

      Oh glory, please don’t go toward Cos territory, Denzel. I couldn’t bear the thought. Minor grumpiness is ok, though.

    • Rand Ortega

       Next up– Goofy sweaters!

      • DeborahJozayt

        Zip zop zoobity bop!

      • lovelyivy

         Also: pudding pops

  • christinewithanx

    He just looks really tired. And his coat is GIGANTOR. He is a real sweetheart to deal with for red carpet, otherwise.

  • ccm800

    Is he prepping for a roll as André Leon Talley?

    • Sobaika

      I’d watch that movie.

      • MilaXX

        I would too.

        • SassieCassy

          Lets start a petition

          •  I’m on board for that too.

    • decormaven

      “It’s the famine of beauty! The famine of beauty, honey! My eyes are starving for beauty!”

    • Snailstsichr

       Good call. I thought he looked like a Supreme Court Justice. (if you ignore the buttons and lapel, the coat looks like a judge’s robe)

    • YoungSally

      Excellent call — but he would need to gain some height (and alas more weight) to be Sir Talley.

  • Anne At Large

    Sigh. I guess I’ll just go watch Much Ado About Nothing again. Bless the costume department for that movie.

    • DaringMiss

      Blue leather pants…

      • Anne At Large

        Pants, glorious pants!

        • DaringMiss

          Hey Nonny Nonny indeed!

    • Reneesance

      Mmmmm The hottie brigade.  Let us also thank the casting director.

  • MilaXX

    Don’t care still love him. His performance in Flight made me give a damn about a cliche script. 

  • TaurusKW

    Those shoes look fierce.

  • That coat is swallowing him. Take it off, Denzel!

    • Rand Ortega

       So are those pants! & that jacket! & that shirt!

  • Tatiana Luján

    that coat is awful. And the pants aren’t hemmed. Generally I think he’s one of the hottest men in Earth, but he doesn’t look sexy in this pictures, not even one bit.

  • joe_tey83

     It’s Andre Leon Talley!

  • another_laura

    BWAH!  “Denzel Washington – who has also won a TONY, among many other awards and accolades – can’t believe you even asked him that.”  Thanks, T Lo, I needed that giggle this morning


    It’s interesting how much better he looks in motion than standing still.  When he’s walking, I remember how attractive I’ve always found him.  When he’s standing still I remember that he’s probably old enough to be my dad.

  • Jessica Goldstein

    On some, this attitude might grate. But somehow with Denzel I find it kind of endearing. Maybe because he’s smart, talented, classy, and so very handsome. Has he been cast as a president yet?

  • Rand Ortega

    Hottest Sourpuss in the world.
    It’s ok, Denzel. Just let me hem your pants (& kiss you in the coat room as you put away your massive, oddly velvet coat).

  • sk8tfan

    Here he is in his most recent incarnation, Supreme Court Justice Washington, caught leaving the courhouse still wearing his judicial robes.

  • julnyes

    He is such a handsome grumpy old man.

  • SassieCassy

    denzel can do what he wants

  • He *almost* beats Tommy Lee Jones in the grumpy face contest.

  • He just couldn’t be bothered.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Denzel Washington, who has no problem showing off his clothes to fashion magazines, cannot BELIEVE you just IMPLIED you’d like to see his freely given clothes for the movie premiere in which he stars, because wait WHAT, he’s a celebrity in the 21st century? HOW VERY DARE YOU, SIR.

  • Alyssa Stanfield

    Hilarious! He looks so annoyed by the whole thing…and that coat looks huge on him.

  • samo_samo

    Oh look…Denzel is wearing his dress robe from Hogwarts.

  • AnnaleighBelle

    His glare left a bruise.  I need some ice.

  • Denzel is not interested.

  • OrigamiRose

    Well remember, he has to sit through Flight yet again.  I sat through it once and needed a two-day bender to erase it from my mind.  I feel his pain.

  • PrunellaV

    When you’re young, a scowl can make you look sexy. After a certain age, you’ll just look like a grumpy old person.

  • quiltrx

    None of this matters…I still would.

  • rhl25

    Also because it’s bloody chilly in London and even the slightest gap in your coat means instant freezage. 

    And because he’s Denzel Washington.

  • butterflysunita

    I love these photos. And I kind of love the serious and completely buttoned overcoat.  I think two Oscars gives his the right not to freeze to death on the red carpet like most other stars.  

  • Laylalola

    I’m going to cut him a break. There’s a reporter holding a microphone for on-camera interviews off to the side wearing massive gloves and a thick bulky coat with a huge fur collar way up to her ears. You know it’s effin freezing.

  • Anathema_Device

    Looks like they caught him mid commute. And he’s PISSED because he’s going to miss his train.

  • And the man can ACT!  I see a movie because he’s in it, then he makes me forget it’s him because he melds into the character.  I have amazing respect for this man’s acting ability.  Have you seen “Training Day”!  Dang!

  • RzYoung

    What a shame, it looks like a really cute shirt too!