Cynthia Baron and her new book on Denzel Washington
Beneath the surface
Baron book takes in-depth look at Denzel Washington's career
Denzel Washington is more than 1996's "Sexiest Man Alive" or a pretty face on the screen. Ask Dr. Cynthia Baron, theatre and film. Baron's latest book, "Denzel Washington," takes an in-depth look at the actor and his impact on both art and society.
Baron was approached by the British Film Institute (BFI) to write "Denzel Washington" as part of a series it publishes.
"The institute commissioned a book series, designed for academic and general readers, that would reflect upon the wealth of material concerning film stars — found in tabloids, fanzines, star biographies, reception studies, research on celebrity culture and the entertainment industry — and pay special attention to ways in which the actual performances of star actors shape interpretations of individual films and audience impressions about a star's public image," Baron explained.