Entertainment News



Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - Denzel Washington has vowed to choose his roles more carefully in the future following the debate over movie violence in the aftermath of the Connecticut school massacre.

Adam Lanza shot dead 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month (Dec12), and the atrocity prompted calls for U.S. politicians to tighten the country's firearms laws to prevent another gun rampage.

The incident also sparked debate over whether gun violence on the big screen is linked to the high number of shootings in America, and Washington, famed for his role in 2007 crime drama American Gangster, has now pledged to

be "more aware" about the possible impact of the movies he appears in.

He tells the Bbc, "we are very violent, the most violent society on the planet, and I think we all have to take responsibility.

"I just think now it's more in the forefront. I think I would, I think I already do (consider the impact of violent roles) now, with what just happened and what's been happening... (I'd) definitely (be) more conscious of it

and be more aware of it in terms of choosing roles."

Article Copyright World Entertainment News Network All Rights Reserved.

return to Entertainment News


Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Ends October 29, 2016
Fantastic Beasts
Ends October 30, 2016

Top 10


Up from last week


Down from last week

No change

No change from last week

  • Movie Tickets.ar
  • Movie Tickets.ca
  • Movie Tickets.cl
  • Movie Tickets.ie
  • Movie Tickets.mx
  • Movie Tickets.sp
  • Movie Tickets.uk
  • Movie Tickets.us

MovieTickets.com is a worldwide leader in advance movie ticketing and a top destination for celebrity interviews, movie reviews and trailers. You can also access theater information, check movie showtimes, view video clips, and much more.