Words matter. These are the best Derek Luke Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I think it’s time to do clean-up for a generation. I believe this is one of the movies that hits home for all colors and all races. Everybody I talk to, black or white, suburban, rich or poor, can relate to rejection, can relate to not having a father or a mother.
Then I was working in a store in Newark, New Jersey, and I saw an actor in person, and I got so excited. My whole day changed. That’s when I decided to challenge myself to make my dreams become a reality.
It’s a story about victory that will touch the lives of everyone who watches it. It’s powerful.
Hip-hop was my first audience – I would rap in the mirror, walk down the street and listen to my Walkman.
Denzel’s quality, I think, is his faith. You have all the action in your head and you have to believe in it and just do it. That’s what he does and that’s what he taught me to do.
Denzel Washington is a person I will always emulate. I emulate him because he focuses on real life. Because of that he has made me a better person.
Oh, my God! My wife and I, boy, we got down that night. On a personal note!
I love hip-hop and you can’t tell me I’m not a hip-hop artist.
I was working at the store on the Sony studios in Culver City. And I was literally holding a shirt when they came in and told me I’d got the part! It just shows dreams do come true.
I was discovered on the Sony lot through an audition by Denzel Washington.
I loved B.I.G., but not like I liked Tupac, because he was an actor, so I related to him.
In my heart of hearts I believe I was made to entertain.
A few years ago you couldn’t go from TV to film. It was like a ‘no no’ but I believe when you find a plan and purpose that God has for your life, there’s not anything man can do to you. Especially when your faith is not really standing in the wisdom of man, you’re really standing in the wisdom of God.
Denzel Washington invoked confidence. When you have confidence, you can do anything. And that’s what happened. I learned about being honest and keeping it true, keeping it true in my performance.