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Denzel Washington may now be one of Hollywood's most hallowed names, but it's not fame and fortune that drives him.
It's God. And a prophetic vision He gave a woman more than 42 years ago.
Washington, whose new film Fences is racking up accolades, shared the details in a new interview with Access Hollywood.
"It was March 27, 1975, and I started acting four months later, and she said, 'You know, young man, you are gonna travel the world and speak or preach to millions of people,'" Washington recalls. "She said that and then she wrote 'prophecy'; she couldn't even spell it well. And then, my mother wrote, 'preacher.' And then I wrote my name. It was on a blue envelope; I still have it."
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Jessilyn Justice is the director of online news for Charisma. Born and raised in a pastor's family in Alabama, she went to Lee University and the Washington Journalism Center. She's passionate sharing God's goodness through storytelling. Tell her what you think of this story on Twitter @jessilynjustice.