This is not to say that we wouldn’t be delighted if Denzel Washington did turn up in a Fast and Furious — we enjoy those movies, and we enjoy Denzel. But yes, of course he turned down a small role in Fast and Furious 7 (as Deadline reports halfway through this piece). Denzel Washington is too famous for the seventh installment of a car-racing franchise! Put Gosling in there; he can drive.
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 10: Prince Rainier III Award winner and actor Denzel Washington speaks onstage at The 2010 Princess Grace Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 10, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Princess Grace Foundation) *** Local Caption *** Denzel Washington Photo: Keith Tsuji/Getty Images