"Antwone Fisher" (2002) — Directed By: Denzel Washington —
"Antwone Fisher" served as Denzel Washington's directorial debut. The drama-filled film focused on the true tale of the Cleveland, Ohio finding himself and his family. Washington played his psychiatrist Jerome Davenport, who brought on Derek Luke (who personally knew Antwone Fisher) and ex-model Joy Bryant into America's consciousness.
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