DENZEL WASHINGTON GRADUATION SPEECH UPENN

And when you fall throughout life—and maybe even tonight after a few too many glasses of champagne— fall forward. Let me conclude with one final point. And then one day—and I remember the exact day: Japan needs your help. Dress me up in army fatigues. I love what I see. Rent it on Netflix.

I get 23 cents every time you do. And when you fall throughout life—and maybe even tonight after a few too many glasses of champagne— fall forward. Japan needs your help. No, this is Penn. But maybe she was on to something. We actually filmed some scenes right here on campus.

Japan needs your help. And that makes me uncomfortable. Many years ago I did this movie called Philadelphia. Let me conclude with one final point. March 27th, —I was helping out in the beauty shop my mother owned in Mount Vernon.

University of Pennsylvania Commencement Address

He slowly overcomes his fears, and ultimately his heart becomes flooded with love. You will suck at something. Throw me on top of a moving train. When you leave the friendly confines of West Philly: Speaking at a graduation of this magnitude is upsnn little overwhelming.

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I began at Fordham University as a pre-med student. I love what I see. Thinking about the speech, I figured the best way to keep your attention would be to talk about some really, juicy Hollywood stuff.

Some of you have patience. We actually filmed some scenes right here on campus.

You will embarrass waahington. Almanac – May 24,Volume 57, No. Because later that summer, while working as a counselor at a YMCA camp in Connecticut, we put on a talent show for the campers.

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Because the chances you take… the people you meet… the people you love My wife told me this expression: The next part of the audition is the acting part. How many ghosts are going to be around your bed when your time comes? But maybe she was spfech to something.

05/24/11, Commencement Address by Denzel Washington: Fall Forward – Almanac, Vol. 57, No. 34

I can do all that. Reggie Jackson struck out twenty-six-hundred times in his career—the most in the history of baseball. After the show, another counselor came up to me and asked: May 24,Volume 57, No.

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But after the first verse, the director cuts me off: Philadelphia needs your help. The Middle East needs your help.

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The ghosts of the ideas you never acted on. No, this is Penn.

denzel washington graduation speech upenn

Some of you are theologians, nurses, sociologists. Philadelphia came out inwhen most of you were probably still crawling around in diapers. I can see every single one of you.

But a commencement speech?