Monday, February 18, 2008

One Degree: Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe

Oops, I missed posting the answer to February 4th's One Degree last week Monday while I was on a business trip. Jackie Earle Haley and Patrick Wilson were in the movie Little Children, directed by Todd Field. These actors are a lot less well known than their actress co-stars, Kate Winslet and Jennifer Connelly but they will be gaining a lot more exposure when Watchmen comes out March 2009.

On to this week. I have a feeling I am losing people with the obscure C- and D-list actors so how about two A-list actors in early roles?
American Gangster starred Denzel Washington as real-life drug kingpin Frank Lucas and Russell Crowe as the cop determined to take him down. But Crowe played the villan when he first starred opposite Washington--what was the name of this 1995 movie?
Answers next week! Post your answers in the comments!


Anonymous said...

Isn't it that movie where Russell Crowe is a villian from a computer game come to life and Denzel Washington was some sort of cop who was put in prison? I think it's called "Virtuosity."

What's my prize?

-=Kilroy Was Here

CKL said...

Virtuosity. Which I never actually saw, but I still remember the trailer, featuring Denzel doing a 007-ish aim-at-the-camera shot under an obviously dubbed line of dialogue: "Game over." Ah, marketing.

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