‘Who the hell to look in a sol­dier’s

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HOL­LY­WOOD su­per­star Den­zel Wash­ing­ton gives off a vibe that sug­gests you re­ally don’t want to f**k with him. And with good rea­son, too. The 64-year-old grew up in the tough Mount Ver­non area of New York, near the Bronx – sur­rounded by hood­lums, hit­men, thieves and drug deal­ers.

And one of those deal­ers was a glam­orous hus­tler called Frank Lu­cas, who Wash­ing­ton would iron­i­cally even­tu­ally go on to play in the mag­nif­i­cent, Ri­d­ley Scott-di­rected 2007 biopic

It tells the story of the ex­tra­or­di­nary rise of the drugs king­pin – now in his 80s and re­tired but for­mally one of the US’s most in­fa­mous crim­i­nals.

Be­cause Lu­cas didn’t let any­one f**k with him ei­ther – un­til the law fi­nally caught up with him.

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