Denzel Washington has been a favorite thespian of my mine for quite some time. I have to admit though his roles since Training Day disappointed me. They all seemed monotone with no great stretches in his performances.
American Gangster looks to cement Washington's place as one of the great actors of our generation(2nd only to Wesley Snipes). The Ridley Scott Gangster Epic also stars fellow Academy Award Winner Russel Crowe. It takes place in 70's Harlem and tells the story of the rise and fall of Frank Lucas a true Uptown OG.