Rubin Carter - Boxer Rubin Carter Fighting Prostate Cancer

Subscribe to Denzel Washington alerts

Rubin Carter, the boxer portrayed by Denzel Washington in the 1999 film The Hurricane, is fighting prostate cancer.

Carter was diagnosed with cancer in 2011 and was given three to six months to live, but the frail 76 year old is still fighting the disease.

A source tells the New York Daily News, "It's hard to look at him like this."

Training Day star Washington was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of the fighter who was wrongfully convicted of murder.


Tags: Denzel Washington

Subscribe to Denzel Washington alerts

More Denzel Washington

Chris Pratt In Talks to Join Denzel Washington in 'Magnificent Seven'

Chris Pratt, Hollywood's new golden boy who will star in Jurassic World next year, before starting work on the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel, is...

"Gone Girl" Wins Weekend Box Office. Barely.

Over the weekend, David Fincher’s suspenseful thriller Gone Girl breezed past box office competition, including the supernatural prequel Annabelle. Fincher's mystery flick about a husband,...

Denzel Washington's "The Equalizer" Leaves Box Office Contenders In The Dust With $35 M Weekend

The Equalizer, a thriller starring Denzel Washington conquered the North American box off after yet another slow weekend. Washington plays a man, who helps rescue...

'The Equalizer' Takes A New Approach To The Remake

It's hardly surprising that filmmakers raised on TV series in the 1980s are now turning them into movies. Some of these end up as faithful...


The Equalizer Movie Review

Little more than a paint-by-numbers action thriller, it's anyone's guess why the filmmakers have bothered to make a connection with the 1980s TV series of...

Is 'The Equalizer' Really the Best Use of Denzel Washington?

The Equalizer, Denzel Washington's new movie, hasn't exactly been ripped apart by the critics. In fact, it's actually scored pretty decent reviews and will almost...

Denzel Washington Not Campaigning to Play Bond (But Probably Would)

Denzel Washington has clarified his comments about playing James Bond after Daniel Craig relinquishes the role in a couple of years' time. The Training Day...

Denzel Washington Starts Campaign To Play James Bond

Denzel Washington has accomplished many things in his lengthy movie career, which includes winning two Oscars, but the 59 year-old actor still has his eye...



Lozzi's picture


NOT wrongly convicted of murder. He was convicted twice of the same murders but let lose by a mentally disturbed judge. He still stands convicted of murder and served almost 3 decades for pumping shot gun blasts into defenseless victims including a grandmother. Edward Lozzi, for the Friends of the Victims of Rubin Carter

9 months 1 week ago
View Comments

Denzel Washington Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Denzel Washington

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All