I brought my copy of the Rolling Stones’ Hot Rocks in to work and copied to iTunes to have something non-Christmas-y to listen to (because they’ve had holiday stuff out since roughly September around here).Â So as I’m listening to “Time is on my Side” it reminds me of that creepy movie with Denzel Washington from a few years back, Fallen.
Which makes me think about his new creepy movie, Deja Vu.
Which makes me think about his slightly older creepy remake of The Manchurian Candidate.
And suddenly it strikes me: Denzel Washington creeps me the heck out.
Now, Denzel used to be the leading man of the African American community. (Now, I suspect it’s Will Smith.)Â Why the heck is he creeping everybody out?
Even in movies like Remember the Titans, he’s always intense, and rarely plays likable characters. Â So maybe that’s his niche.Â The slightly creepy, intense, not-likable, but magnetic and compelling guy.