Washington plays the title character in the biographical drama Malcolm X. This film tells the story of one of the most influential and controversial African American leaders of the century – his early life as an unknown gangster, becoming a member of the Nation of Islam, being a human rights activist, and getting assassinated. He co-stars with Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, and Spike Lee.
For young people, I would like them to see that one doesn’t have to be a slave to one’s environment. That one can pull oneself out.