Denzel’s directorial debut to bow at Toronto

Aug 03, 2002 by Ian Evans

Academy Award®-winning actor Denzel Washington’s directorial debut, Antwone Fisher, will make its world premiere as a Gala Presentation at the 27th Toronto International Film Festival. In addition to newcomer Derek Luke, the flick stars Joy Bryant, Denzel and Salli Richardson.

The film follows a sailor with an explosive attitude, Fisher (Derek Luke), who is ordered to see a naval psychiatrist (Denzel Washington) about his volatile temper. With the doctor’s help Fisher finds the courage to stop fighting and start healing.

Denzel attended last year’s Festival with Training Day, the film that earned him his Best Actor Oscar&reg.

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