Now at 61, in what he calls his fourth quarter, Denzel Washington has decided to focus on a project that’s more important to him than any work he’s done: bringing to the screen the works of one of America’s greatest playwrights- the late August Wilson – winner of two Pulitzer Prizes.

Viola Davis told us she admired Denzel Washington long before they acted in “Fences” together on Broadway.

Denzel Washington: T’s a line I say “What that mean to me, Bonnie workin’?”.

Denzel Washington: No pressure on me the last I check I was black- I am black.

Denzel Washington: It’s cul- it’s cultu- I think it’s a cultural thing more than a race thing.

Denzel Washington: -that’s not even race, that’s culture.

Denzel Washington grew up in Mt. Vernon, a working class suburb of New York City.

Denzel Washington: That’s- that’s correct.

Denzel Washington