No wonder why I’ve liked him so much. My favorite Denzel film is “Remember the Titans.”
Published on May 13, 2015
Denzel Washington Speaks To Graduates At The Dillard Commencement Address “Put God First”
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Denzel Washington Tells Dillard University Grads to ‘Put God First’ in Everything You Do; ‘If You Think You Want to Do What I’ve Done, Then Do What I’ve Done
Denzel Washington to Dillard University Grads: ‘Put God 1st in Everything You Do’
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Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington was the keynote speaker at Dillard University where he delivered commencement address
The Training Day star shared four pieces of advice with the 218 graduates of the Class of 2015 on May 9 in New Orleans, Louisiana
His advice included ‘do what you feel passionate about’ and ‘don’t just aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference’
“Put God first in everything you do.”
That was actor Denzel Washington’s message to the graduating class of New Orleans’ Dillard University over the weekend.
The Academy Award winner received loud cheers when he emphasized his relationship with God as his number-one piece of advice.
“Everything I have is by the grace of God. Understand that. It’s a gift,” he said.
In delivering the commencement speech at Dillard University on Sunday, Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington told the college graduates to “put God first” in everything they do, adding that everything he has accomplished in this life was due to “the grace of God.”
“I’m going to keep it short,” said Washington, who received an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters at the ceremony.
“Number one: Put God first,” he said. “Put God first in everything you do.”
“Everything you think you see in me, everything I’ve accomplished, everything you think I have – and I have a few things,” said Washington. “Everything that I have is by the grace of God. Understand that. It’s a gift.”
In leading up to those remarks, the star of such films as Malcolm X, Training Day, Glory, The Book of Eli, and The Equalizer, said, “When I was young and started really making it as an actor, I came and talked to my mother and said, ‘Mom, did you think this was going to happen? I’d be so big and I’ll be able to take care of everybody and I can do this and I can do that.’”
“She said, ‘Boy, stop it right there, stop it right there, stop it right there!” he continued. “She said, ‘If you only knew how many people been praying for you.’ How many prayer groups she put together, how many prayer talks she gave, how many times she splashed me with holy water to save my sorry behind.”
“She said, ‘Oh, you did it all by yourself,'” recounted Washington. “‘I’ll tell you what you can do by yourself: Go outside and get a mop and bucket and clean these windows – you can do that by yourself, superstar.’”