‘BlacKkKlansman’ Star John David Washington Talks Cannes, Dealing With Racial Prejudice & His Dad Denzel’s Acting Advice — Cannes Ones To Watch

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Former American football running back — he was briefly with the then-St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent—
John David Washington is breaking out on the big screen in a major way this year. The co-star of HBO's Ballers had two movies at Sundance and will be seen in Fox Searchlight's upcoming crime-drama Old Man and the Gun. His biggest coup to date was landing the title role in Spike Lee's Cannes competition entry BlacKkKlansman, the true story of Ron Stallworth, an…