Robert X. Golphin & Denzel Washington, Beverly Hills, CA.
(Photo Credit: A. McKinney/E.L. Shepard)
"(Robert) never said anything about his writing and found out later he's written books, working on screenplays, (and) making movies. Just was an unusual cat.
"Came in and read and (there) was just something about him that I like. And obviously he's very intelligent."
Academy Award Winner, Director/Star of "The Great Debaters"
(Interview with Ukee Washington on CBS 3/Philadelphia).
"(Robert wrote) one of the most courageous screenplays I've ever read. Just taking on the subject that it attempts was an act of great courage. But that (he) pulled it off with such sophistication and grace and power is a real testament to true talent. I was extremely moved.
"A beautiful screenplay. Beautifully done. Exquisitely executed on a subject that I think would defy the efforts of most mainstream Hollywood screenwriters. And this is what I mean when I say young people have to challenge Hollywood to renew its birthright for sensitivity and courage and cutting edge issues. And this screenplay is a perfect example of that."
Oscar Nominee Stephen J. Rivele presents award to Robert X. Golphin
(Photo Credit: Rob Kates/GPFO)
-STEPHEN J. RIVELE
Oscar Nominated, Screenwriter of "Ali", "Nixon", "Miles Ahead"
(Set In Philadelphia Screenplay Competition Press Conference
Greater Philadelphia Film Office)
"Robert X. Golphin (is) an incredible, magnificient actor, director (and) writer. He is wonderful! I'm proud of (him).
"This guy is doing big things in Hollywood. I don't see him as much as I'd love to see him.
"I know I need to be in some of his projects. He is going to be one of the next big directors in the industry.
"I watched (him)from the beginning. I know (I'll be) sitting in the audience watching (him) pick up (his) Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG Award, and eventually Oscar."
Emmy Award Winner | Comedian, Writer, Actor
("JV Pearson" Show, Featuring Guest: Robert X. Golphin)
"I've been a fan of (Robert) for a number of years and just admired that someone that young knew what he wanted to do from (an) early age, and went about doing whatever he needed to do to get that experience and to learn the craft.
"I'm just a big fan of his, and his determination, work ethic, writing, and acting."
-BRIAN ANTHONY WILSON
(HBO's "The Wire", "Wu-Tang: An American Saga", "The Happening")
Robert X. Golphin & Brian Anthony Wilson at the QFest screening of their multi award-winning film, "Punch Me".