The aging but still extremely good looking Denzel Washington has been selected to speak at the University of Pennsylvania’s 255th Commencement ceremony this May.
President Amy Gutmann explains why she was the University’s choice to send off this year’s graduating seniors:
“Denzel Washington has used his tremendous talent as an actor to bring the most significant social and historical issues into the limelight — from portraying a South African freedom fighter, a dedicated educator of young minds, and a homophobic lawyer rising to the defense of a gay man to portraying of one America’s most passionate civil rights activists. He is also recognized for his inspiring work in public service, most particularly with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, an organization to which he belonged in his youth and now helps guide by serving as a board member, donor and longtime spokesperson.”
Denzel will receive an honorary Doctor of Arts Degree at the ceremony, which he can add to his growing collection: he already holds honorary degrees from Morehouse College and Fordham University (where he actually did earn his B.A. in 1977). He can add this honor to his pile of awards and accolades, including his most recent: an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor In A Motion Picture for his role in The Book Of Eli.
[ Images by FayesVision/WENN.com ]
DROP A COMMENT BELOW