Just a Hollywood Ending

Denzel and Halle made history. But the industry shouldn't congratulate itself yet

"If I'm following a general, and he's leading me into a battle, and the enemy tends to give him rewards, or awards, I get suspicious of him. Especially if he gets a peace award before the war is over."

--Malcolm X, after Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize

Almost from the start, Denzel Washington and Halle Berry seemed headed for a Hollywood ending. In 1989, when I had just graduated from college and Washington had just matriculated to stardom, I interviewed him about a new movie he was set to star in called Glory. "I think this...

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