NEW YORK -- Among the leading contenders for an Oscar this year is Denzel Washington, who has been nominated nine times and won twice for "Glory" and "Training Day."
He's back in the race thanks to playing the lead role in "The Tragedy of Macbeth," a movie that definitely plays to his strengths.
He's an international superstar, of course, but also a classically trained actor who first appeared on stage in a Shakespeare play while in college at Fordham University.
His new take on Macbeth is very accessible, and this is not your parents' Shakespeare.
Washington stars opposite Frances McDormand as Lady Macbeth in the film directed by her husband, Joel Coen.
"With Frances and Joel and a guy named Shakespeare, it's hard to say no," he said.
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