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Denzel Directs, Too: 'Antwone Fisher'

He's not just a convincing actor in the new movie Antwone Fisher. Denzel Washington also steps behind the camera for the first time as the film's director. The real Antwone Fisher helped turn his life into a film. Hear NPR's Bob Mondello, NPR's Michele Norris and Antwone Fisher.

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Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.