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Who Is The Better Actor? Will Smith Or Denzel Washington

Ok i was watching Hancock the other day with a few friends and the debate began on who was the best black male actor a few names flew around Will Smith,Denzel,Cuba Gooding,Samuel L,Terrence Howard,Jamie Foxx,Wes Snipes,Eddie Murphy,Ving Rhames,Don Cheadle amongst many it went down to Will and Denzel i went for Will because he could act as a beggar and still make a good movie he is just too damn versatile Denzel is good too but his roles are just too similar at times.So who do yall go for Will,Denzel or any other black male actor out there

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Is Tonto Dikeh a better actress than Genevieve?...well.. Genevieve is better because she is older. Huh? There shouldn't even be comparison much less a debate over better actor when it comes to Denzel and Will Smith. Will Smith is not even a better actor than Don 'Hotel Rwanda' Chadle.

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I can believe it. For the initial quesitons its Denzel. Although hes not as versatile but boy is he good at his roles! Will has his own charm as more charismatic and funny actor who can also pull out some strong serious performances (7pounds) . But the thing that i cant believe is how you debated about foxx , wayans and other mediocre actors and you forgot about Morgan Freeman...

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@poster

men dis na jamb question oh!!!!

cant choose oh. . . . both of them r GREAT!!

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How can someone in his/her right senses ever compare a living legendary actor like Denzel Washington with a fakish actor like Will Smith. Will Smith is only good in acting toyish movies only suitable for daycare (apart from Enemy Of The State)

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Will Smith is ma man anyday.D.W is good ,really did like Deja Vu

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Pickin one of dm depends on d role he plays in a particular movie.

As4 me d 2 of dm ar gud,

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@ topic, how can you compare denzel and smith, haba,

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I go with Denzel anytime,

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LMAO!

Why do you say that?

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good heavens. don't you think your notion of monk and average joe is too far-fetched.

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stop guessing. speak.

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What does his looking for block buster films have to do with the fact that he is a great actor he is versatile and doesnt put himself in a box like Denzel does but like i said we all have a right to our opinions and contrary to general opinion i prefer Will

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We all agree to that.

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I agree that denzel is stereotyped but he is still a better actor than will

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Yep. Not sure why people run around trying to compare him tpo Great actors. He just happens to throw himself in movies that were gonna be big based on their "action packed" plots in the first place.

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Blockbuster people you mean

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How many times should i try to explain this. I know it is not the only movie he starred in. it is however the only movie that People recognize him from. Many people didn'tven know he existed until "Rwanda" came out.

When You ask people about him the first thing that comes to mind is "HOTEL RWANDA".

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That brother needs to lighten up he takes things too seriously besides he only does serious stuff for a reason imagine Denzel acting something comic that film would be so unwatchable

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It’s hard to tell who comes best in Black Male Actors but priority wise I will chose Denzel Washington. After watching his movies I become fan of him.

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I havent watched hancock, but i hear its quite funny.

Will smith, yes i loved him in pursuit of happyness and I am Legend.

but where hv u seen Denzel acting anything comic

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will smiths acting is just as good as his rhyming. talking of hotel rwanda great movie but they really messed up when they got SA actors who were speaking zulu in the film.i find that very Disrespectfull and that was not the first time.big time american film makers should do proper research on the culture of the ppl first b4 shooting of the movie.imagine watching a movie set in Liberia and finding all the natives speaking yoruba. pleeez

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@Topic, i like both of them

Denzel tends towards the serious.

Will tends towards the comic.

i think they r both OK

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But. . . but. . . what about Regina King, Gabrielle Union, Jessica Alba, Katherine Heigl?

Their movies killed at the box office, surely that puts them in the same league as Meryl Streep.

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Hey SeanT21, How are ya? Good ? Ah Splendid.

So Newsflash. . . the WORLD isn’t YOU.

Just because Hotel Rwanda is the only Don Cheadle Movie you know does not mean the rest of us didn't know others.

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My List of the Greatest Actors and Actress of all time

Damon Wayans

Shawn Wayans

Marlon Wayans

Gia Carides,

Patrick Swayze

Ben Stiller

Bill Paxton

Cary Elwes

The Rock

All the actors mentioned above can wipe and I mean WIIIIIIPE the floor with actors like

Sidney Portier

Daniel Day Lewis

Robert DeNiro

Al Pacino

Cate Blanchett

Meryl Streep

Kate Winslet

Susan Sarandon.

These actors have a lot, a whole lot to learn from the actors on the first list.

Why. . . I can just see Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino tripping over each other trying to be the first to bask in the greatness that is The Rock.

Daniel Day Lewis can learn facial comedy from the Wayans Brothers.

Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet will be lucky to have Gia Carides teach them a thing or two.

Yep, Box Office Record sure is a good way to measure how great an actor is.

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SEAN PENN AND JACK NICHOLSON ARE THE GREATEST ACTORS OF OUR TIME. while the great legendary MERRYL STREEP IS THE GREATEST ACTRESS IN OUR OWN ERA.

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yeah karma. a lot of people keep their work in the underground because they feel these box office actors and actresses are sell-outs and are motivated by money.

some people believe that if you're interested in great acting, visit a major play and watch their acting.

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Oh lawd, i totally forgot that one ahahahaha oh yeah, he killed that one alright.

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Forrest ruined Vantage Point.

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Exactly! So may people dont understand. They think 'oh been in a big blockbuster = best actor". That's NOT the case

Alot of GREAT actors are in independent movies or movies that dont even gross as much. They are picky with the scripts they choose. They choose to be in movies that represent their talent, not CGI action stuff. And Its like most people dont even know that the movie is usually a blockbuster cos of the plot or story and not just for the actors.

Personally alot of actors I respect and adore and find them utterly talented are hardly in "blockbuster movies", but hey that's me. Christian Bale is one of my favorite actors and he just started getting true recognition when they made him Batman whereas he has way better movies under his belt

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see!! u startin trouble again!!

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Yeah, i can buy that.

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All I'm trying to say is that DON CHEADLE ain't got nothin on Forrest!!

Box office numbers do not matter but it shows how much the world appreciate the movie and the actor. If it wasn't for Hotel Rwanda he would not be who he is today. Hotel Rwanda was the only movie that actually showed him to the world and it got him an Oscar. On the other hand, In all of forrest movies, HE KILLED IT!!

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With that said, does it matter too much the gross amount? If great actors and actresses are to be measured by the amount grossed in the box office, then those actors and actresses in Titanic would dominate wouldn't they?  Aside from Jack (Leonardo Dicaprio), the others have been watered down and washed up.  But yeah that's besides the point.

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how much did it gross in the box office on opening weekend. FORREST WHITAKER IS THE TRUE UNDERDOG!!Take a look at "the last king of Scotland" One of the best movie ever made.

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first of all it was a typo. i meant to say that Will Smith is an incredible actor. His movies are known worldwide and they are just amazing. But to compare to a legend like Denzel who as made movies such as

Training Day

Malcom X

The Preacher's Wife

Remember the Titans

Inside Man

Great Debaters

American Gangster

"Marcus Brutus" in Julius Caesar

Glory.

Will Smith is great but Denzel is a Legend

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By the way SeanT, reign over me and traitor, he's starred in them.

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@CH3COO

oka then since you want to go there. Im just sayin that Will Smith just needs to widen his horizon. i mean im saying he is not an incredible actor, because he is, I'm saying that compared to Denzel, he just needs a little more time to get to the level of Denzel.

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I was trying to make a point. The only main movie that  the world acknowledge him from is Hotel Rwanda.  He didn't even star in most of those movies U mentioned. It is not consider his movie.

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You have suggested two irrational and counter-logical reasons why will smith should follow in dw's path.

Is he not involved in action movies too? think i-robot and badboys. Educational. . . for one all movies are educational -- heh most movies -- and secondly pursuit of happyness anyone?

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And SeanT, how any times do i need to tell you to stop spreading stuff you have no clue about.

Don cheadle:

hotel rwanda

rush hour 2

ocean's eleven

to name a few.

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Sooooo true. . . he's an AMAZING actor.

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Me personally i have to give it up to my man Denzel. He has movies of all backgrounds. From action to educational. but i know Will Smith will learn from Denzel's career and aspire his different movies roles.

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