Denzel Washington To Speak At Penn Commencement
Two-time Academy Award winner, Denzel Washington will deliver the commencement speech at the University of Pennsylvania to this year's graduating class.
The legendary actor and Tony award recipient will address around 5,000 graduates at the May 16th ceremony and receive an honorary doctor of arts degree from the University.
Washington's son Malcolm is a sophomore at the prestigious Ivy League school.
Denzel has not only portrayed roles that exhibited social consciousness in films such as Malcolm X, Glory and Philadelphia but he works closely with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
"We wanted someone at the absolute top of their field who has done notable work and provides an example to our students," said Leslie Laird Kruhly, secretary of the University.
"We also wanted someone who would be fabulous delivering remarks on a football field."