Regular dad Denzel Washington

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 January 2010
Denzel Washington

Regular dad Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington says having four children has kept him grounded throughout his career

Denzel Washington's job is being a dad.

The 'American Gangster' star - who has son John, 25, daughter Katie, 22, and twins Olivia and Malcolm, 18 with wife Pauletta- says being a father has helped keep him grounded throughout his career.

He said: "I am who I am - a regular guy with a great job. How I'm analysed belongs to someone else. In a few minutes, I've got a kid's game to go to, and then I'm taking our daughter to auditions. Today, that's my job."

Denzel, 54, also admitted he was flattered when US president Barack Obama said he wanted him to play him in a movie but admits it probably won't happen.

He said: "It's very flattering that he said that. But when his story is ready to be told, I'll be too old. And if it were made right now, he has too much to do to have me hanging around asking for tips on how to play him."

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