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Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington at press conference of The Hurricane, 2000 Berlinale.
Born Denzel Hayes Washington Jr.
December 28, 1954 (1954-12-28) (age 53)
Mt. Vernon, New York, USA
Occupation Actor, director, producer
Years active 1977-present
Spouse(s) Pauletta Pearson (1983-)

Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. (born December 28, 1954) is an American actor and director. He has garnered much critical acclaim for his work in film since the 1990s, including his portrayals of real-life figures, such as Steve Biko, Malcolm X, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Melvin B. Tolson, Frank Lucas, and Herman Boone. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Hurricane, a 1999 film starring Denzel Washington, purports to be the true story of boxer Rubin Hurricane Carter, whose conviction for triple murder was overturned after he had spent almost 20 years in prison. ... The Berlin International Film Festival, also called the Berlinale, is one of the most important film festivals in Europe and the world. ... is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Crimson Tide is a 1995 Hollywood submarine film starring Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman and directed by Tony Scott. ... Courage Under Fire is a motion picture, released in 1996, starring Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips and Matt Damon. ... The Hurricane, a 1999 film starring Denzel Washington, purports to be the true story of boxer Rubin Hurricane Carter, whose conviction for triple murder was overturned after he had spent almost 20 years in prison. ... Remember the Titans is an American drama film released in 2000. ... Training Day is an Academy Award-winning 2001 film starring Denzel Washington as Alonzo Harris, a corrupt Los Angeles police officer, and Ethan Hawke as Jake Hoyt, his new green recruit looking to become a part of Harris elite narcotics unit. ... John Q is a 2002 movie starring Denzel Washington as John Quincy Archibald, a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because insurance wont cover it. ... The Great Debaters (2007) is an upcoming film produced by Oprah Winfreys Harpo Productions. ... The NAACP Image Award winners for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Categories: NAACP Image Awards ... Glory is a 1989 Academy Award-winning drama based on the history of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment during the American Civil War. ... Antwone Fisher is a 2002 American drama about a man who confronts his traumatic past with the support of a naval psychiatrist. ... The NAACP Image Award winners for Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Childrens Series or Special: Category: ... The NAACP Image Award winners for Entertainer of the Year: Categories: NAACP Image Awards ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... 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Washington has been awarded three Golden Globe awards and two Academy Awards for his work. He is notable as the second African-American (after Sidney Poitier) to win the Academy Award for Best Actor, which he received for his role in the 2001 film Training Day.[1] The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... Not to be confused with Sydney Tamiia Poitier. ... Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Training Day is an Academy Award-winning 2001 film starring Denzel Washington as Alonzo Harris, a corrupt Los Angeles police officer, and Ethan Hawke as Jake Hoyt, his new green recruit looking to become a part of Harris elite narcotics unit. ...

Contents

Early life

Denzel Washington was born in Mt. Vernon, New York. His mother, Lennis "Lynne", was a beauty parlor-owner and operator born in Georgia and raised in Harlem.[2] His father, Reverend Denzel Washington, Sr., was an ordained Pentecostal minister and also worked for the Water Department and at a local department store, "S. Klein".[2][3] When Washington was fourteen his parents' marriage took a turn for the worse and he and his older sister were sent away to boarding school so that they would not be exposed to their parents' eventual divorce. He attended grammar school at Pennington Grimes Elementary School in Mount Vernon, where he played various sports. Motto: The city of homes Coordinates: Counties Westchester County Mayor Ernest D. Davis (Dem) Area    - City 4. ... A boy visiting a barber A barber (from the Latin barba, beard) is someone whose occupation is to cut any type of hair, give shaves, and trim beards. ... For other uses, see Harlem (disambiguation). ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Relation to other religions Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Athanasius · Augustine · Constantine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas Calvin · Luther · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Pentecostal...


Washington was interested in attending Texas Tech University: "I grew up in the Boys Club in Mount Vernon, and we were the Red Raiders. So when I was in high school, I wanted to go to Texas Tech in Lubbock just because they were called the Red Raiders and their uniforms looked like ours."[4] Nevertheless, Washington attained a B.A. in Drama and Journalism from Fordham University in 1977. At Fordham, he played collegiate basketball at the guard[5] position under coach P. J. Carlesimo.[6] He still found time to pursue his interest in acting, and after graduation he went to San Francisco, American Conservatory Theatre for one year.[7] Texas Tech University redirects here. ... Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) is a national non-profit youth organization that links together individual clubs throughout the United States with the aim of providing places to go, activities, health and fitness enhancement, and programs for young people. ... “Lubbock” redirects here. ... Texas Tech University is a nationally recognized doctoral/research university located in Lubbock, Texas, established in 1923 originally as Texas Technological College. ... Fordham University is a private, coeducational research university[3] in the United States, with three campuses located in and around New York City. ... Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 For other uses, see Basketball (disambiguation). ... Peter J. (P. J.) Carlesimo (born May 30, 1949 in Scranton, Pennsylvania) is the current head coach of the Seattle SuperSonics and a former college basketball coach and son of Peter A. Carlesimo who was the longtime coach and athletic director at the University of Scranton and Fordham University. ...


Career

Early career

Shortly after graduating from Fordham, Washington made his professional acting debut in the 1977 made-for-television movie Wilma. He made his film debut in the 1981 film Carbon Copy. His big break came when he starred in the popular television hospital drama, St. Elsewhere from 1982 to 1988. He was one of a few actors to appear on the series for its entire six-year run. In 1987, after appearing in several minor television, film and stage roles, Washington starred as South African anti-apartheid campaigner Steve Biko in Richard Attenborough's Cry Freedom, a role for which he received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. In 1989, Washington won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for playing a defiant, self-possessed ex-slave in the film Glory. Also that same year, he gave a powerful performance as Reuben James, a Caribbean-born man who turned from a British Army paratrooper into a vigilante in For Queen and Country. A television movie (also known as a TV film, TV movie, TV-movie, feature-length drama, made-for-TV movie, movie of the week (MOTW or MOW), single drama, telemovie, telefilm, or two-hour-long drama) is a film that is produced for and originally distributed by a television network. ... Promotional poster for Carbon Copy Carbon Copy is a 1981 comedy film, directed by Michael Schultz. ... St. ... Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, CBE (born 29 August 1923) is an English actor, director, producer, and entrepreneur. ... Cry Freedom is a feature film directed by Richard Attenborough, set in the late 1970s, during the apartheid era of South Africa. ... Glory is a 1989 Academy Award-winning drama based on the history of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment during the American Civil War. ... For Queen and Country is a 1989 crime drama film from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and United International Pictures and produced by Atlantic Entertainment Group, Working Title Films and Zenith, starring Denzel Washington. ...


1990s

In the Summer of 1990 he starred in a movie called Mississippi Masala where he played the character Demetrius Williams. Washington played one of his most critically acclaimed roles in 1992's Malcolm X, directed by Spike Lee. His performance as the Black Nationalist leader earned him an Oscar nomination. Both the influential film critic Roger Ebert and the highly acclaimed film director Martin Scorsese called the movie one of the ten best films made during the 1990s. Mississippi Masala (1991) is a film directed by Mira Nair, based upon a screenplay by Sooni Taraporevala. ... The year 1992 in film involved many significant films. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Shelton Jackson Lee (born March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia), better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award - winning, and Academy Award - nominated American film director, producer, writer, and actor noted for his films dealing with controversial social and political issues. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ... Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (b. ...


Malcolm X transformed Washington's career, turning him, practically overnight, into one of Hollywood's most respected actors. He turned down several similar roles, such as an offer to play Martin Luther King, Jr., because he wanted to avoid being typecast. The next year, in 1993, he took another risk in his career by playing Joe Miller, the homophobic lawyer of a homosexual man with AIDS in the movie Philadelphia starring Tom Hanks. During the early and mid 1990s, Washington became a renowned Hollywood leading man, starring in several successful thrillers, including The Pelican Brief and Crimson Tide, as well as comedies (Much Ado About Nothing) and romantic dramas (The Preacher's Wife). American cinema has had a profound effect on cinema across the world since the early 20th century. ... Martin Luther King redirects here. ... For other uses, see AIDS (disambiguation). ... Philadelphia is an Academy Award-winning 1993 drama film revolving around the HIV/AIDS epidemic, written by Ron Nyswaner and directed by Jonathan Demme. ... Thomas Jeffrey Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-, two-time Emmy-, four-time Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. ... The Pelican Brief, rated PG-13 in the U.S., is a legal crime thriller based on the novel by the same name written by John Grisham and was adapted into a feature film in 1993, directed by Alan J. Pakula and starring Julia Roberts in the role of young... Crimson Tide is a 1995 Hollywood submarine film starring Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman and directed by Tony Scott. ... Much Ado About Nothing is a 1993 movie based on William Shakespeares play; it was adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also played the role of Benedick. ... The Preachers Wife is a 1996 film directed by Penny Marshall and produced by Debra Martin Chase. ...


While filming the 1995 film Virtuosity, Washington refused to kiss his white female co-star, Kelly Lynch, during a romantic scene between their characters. During an interview, Lynch stated that while she wanted to, "Denzel felt very strongly about it. I felt there is no problem with interracial romance. But Denzel felt strongly that the white males, who were the target audience of this movie, would not want to see him kiss a white woman." Lynch further stated, "That's a shame. I feel badly about it. I keep thinking that the world's changed, but it hasn't changed quick enough."[8] A similar situation also occurred during the filming of The Pelican Brief when Julia Roberts expressed in an interview her desire to have her character in the film engaged in a romantic relationship with Washington's character. And an additional occurrence was in the 1989 film The Mighty Quinn where Washington's Quinn character did not kiss Mimi Rogers' alluring Hadley character. However, in 1998, Washington starred in a scene of a sexual nature with actress Milla Jovovich, in Spike Lee's He Got Game. Virtuosity is a 1995 science fiction movie directed by Brett Leonard. ... Kelly Colleen Lynch (born January 31, 1959) is an American actress. ... The Pelican Brief, rated PG-13 in the U.S., is a legal crime thriller based on the novel by the same name written by John Grisham and was adapted into a feature film in 1993, directed by Alan J. Pakula and starring Julia Roberts in the role of young... Julia Fiona Roberts (born October 28, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress and former fashion model. ... The Mighty Quinn is a Caribbean-set 1989 film starring Denzel Washington. ... Mimi Rogers (born Miriam Spickler on January 27, 1956 in Coral Gables, Florida) is an American movie actress and competitive poker player. ... Milla Jovovich (Serbian: Милица Јововић/Milica Jovović, Ukrainian: Мілла Йовович/Mіlla Jovovič; born Milica Nataša Jovović on December 17, 1975) is an American supermodel, actress, musician, singer, and fashion designer. ... Shelton Jackson Lee (born March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia), better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award - winning, and Academy Award - nominated American film director, producer, writer, and actor noted for his films dealing with controversial social and political issues. ... He Got Game is a 1998 drama-sports film directed by Spike Lee starring Denzel Washington and Ray Allen as a father and son trying to reconcile on the eve of the sons graduation from a Coney Island high school, and under pressure to decide which college basketball scholarship...


In 1999, Washington starred in The Hurricane, a movie about boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, whose conviction for triple murder was overturned after he had spent almost 20 years in prison. Various newspaper articles have suggested that the controversy over the film's accuracy may have cost Washington an Oscar for which he was nominated. Washington did receive a Golden Globe Award in 2000 and a 'Silberner Bär' (Silver Berlin Bear) at the Berlin International Film Festival for the role. The Hurricane, a 1999 film starring Denzel Washington, purports to be the true story of boxer Rubin Hurricane Carter, whose conviction for triple murder was overturned after he had spent almost 20 years in prison. ... For other meanings of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer (disambiguation). ... Rubin Hurricane Carter (born May 6, 1937) was an American middleweight boxer between 1961 and 1966, although he is better known for his controversial convictions (1967, 1976) for three June 1966 murders in Paterson, New Jersey, and his subsequent release from prison in 1985. ... Rubin Hurricane Carter (born May 6, 1937) was an American middleweight boxer between 1961 and 1966, although he is better known for his controversial convictions (1967, 1976) for three June 1966 murders in Paterson, New Jersey, and his subsequent release from prison in 1985. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Berlin International Film Festival, also called the Berlinale, is one of the most important film festivals in Europe and the world. ...


He also presented the Arthur Ashe ESPY Award to Loretta Claiborne for her courage. He appeared as himself in the end of The Loretta Claiborne Story movie. Washington is often cited as an example of human physical attractiveness due to the symmetry of his facial features.[9][10] Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. ... The ESPY Awards are a set of annual sports awards given out by the ESPN sports television channel in the United States since 1993. ... This biography does not cite its references or sources. ... Features such as a symmetrical face, full lips, and low waist-hip ratio, are commonly considered physically attractive when part of a female, because they are thought to indicate physical health and high fertility to a potential mate. ... Facial symmetry is one of a number of traits associated with health, physical attractiveness and beauty of a person or animal. ...


2000s

In 2000, Washington appeared in the crowd-pleasing Disney film, Remember the Titans, which grossed over $100 million at the United States box office. He was nominated and won an Oscar for Best Actor for his next film, the 2001 cop thriller, Training Day, which was considered a change of pace for Washington, as he played a villainous character after many roles as a heroic lead. Washington was the second African-American performer ever to win an Academy Award in the category of Best Actor (for Training Day), the first being Sidney Poitier, who happened to receive an Honorary Academy Award the same night that Washington won for Best Actor. Washington holds the record for most Oscar nominations by an actor of African descent; so far he has earned five. Alternate meanings: Disney (disambiguation) The Walt Disney Company (also known as Disney Enterprises, Inc. ... Remember the Titans is an American drama film released in 2000. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Training Day is an Academy Award-winning 2001 film starring Denzel Washington as Alonzo Harris, a corrupt Los Angeles police officer, and Ethan Hawke as Jake Hoyt, his new green recruit looking to become a part of Harris elite narcotics unit. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Not to be confused with Sydney Tamiia Poitier. ... The Academy Honorary Award is given irregularly by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to celebrate motion picture achievements that are not covered by existing Academy Awards. ...


After appearing in 2002's box office success, the health care-themed John Q., Washington directed his first film, a well-reviewed drama called Antwone Fisher, in which he also co-starred. A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ... John Q is a 2002 movie starring Denzel Washington as John Quincy Archibald, a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he can not receive a transplant because insurance wont cover it. ... Antwone Fisher is a 2002 American drama about a man who confronts his traumatic past with the support of a naval psychiatrist. ...


Between 2003 and 2004, Washington appeared in a series of thrillers that performed generally well at the box office, including Out of Time, Man on Fire, and The Manchurian Candidate.[11] In 2006 he starred in Inside Man, a Spike Lee-directed bank heist thriller co-starring Jodie Foster and Clive Owen, and Déjà Vu released in November 2006. Next, he co-starred with Russell Crowe in American Gangster and directed and starred in The Great Debaters. Out of Time is a 2003 thriller film, directed by Carl Franklin. ... This article is about the 2004 film. ... The Manchurian Candidate is a 2004 U.S. American film based on the 1959 novel The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon, and a reimagining of the previous 1962 film. ... This article is about the 2006 film by Spike Lee starring Denzel Washington. ... Shelton Jackson Lee (born March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia), better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award - winning, and Academy Award - nominated American film director, producer, writer, and actor noted for his films dealing with controversial social and political issues. ... Alicia Christian Jodie Foster (born November 19, 1962)[1] is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, director and producer. ... Clive Owen (born October 3, 1964) is a Golden Globe and BAFTA winning critically acclaimed English actor, now a regular performer in Hollywood and independent American films. ... Déjà Vu is a science fiction crime thriller directed by Tony Scott, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and starring Denzel Washington. ... Russell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964) is a New Zealand-Australian[1] actor. ... American Gangster is an Academy Award-nominated 2007 crime film written by Steven Zaillian and directed by Ridley Scott. ... The Great Debaters (2007) is an upcoming film produced by Oprah Winfreys Harpo Productions. ...


Washington made a rare stage appearance in 2005 as Brutus in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar on Broadway. The production's limited run was a consistent sell-out, averaging 100% attendance capacity nightly despite receiving universally terrible reviews. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Facsimile of the first page of Julius Caesar from the First Folio, published in 1623 Julius Caesar is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed written in 1599. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ...


Personal life

In 1983, Washington married actress Pauletta Pearson (now Pauletta Washington), whom he met on the set of his first screen role, Wilma. The couple has four children: John David (b. July 28, 1984), who signed a football contract with the St. Louis Rams in May 2006 after playing college football at Morehouse;[12] Katia (b. November 1987), who is attending Yale University, and twins Olivia and Malcolm (b. April 10, 1991). In 1995, the couple renewed their wedding vows in South Africa with Archbishop Desmond Tutu officiating. Denzel Jermaine Washington, Jr. ... John David Washington (born July 28, 1984 in Toluca Lake, California) is an American football running back most recently on the practice squad of the St. ... is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... City St. ... Morehouse College is a private, four-year, all-male, historically black liberal arts college in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Yale redirects here. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... In Christianity, an archbishop is an elevated bishop. ... Desmond Mpilo Tutu (born 7 October 1931) is a South African cleric and activist who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. ...


Washington and his family visited soldiers at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He later made a sizable donation to the Fisher Houses, small hotels that provide rooms for soldiers' families while the soldiers are hospitalized. In October 2006, he published a bestseller entitled Hand to Guide Me, featuring actors, politicians, athletes, and other public figures recalling their childhood mentors. The book was published in commemoration of the Boys and Girls Club of America's centennial anniversary, because Washington had participated in the club as a child. Brooke Army Medical Center is a University of Texas Health Science Center teaching hospital in Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio. ... San Antonio redirects here. ...


Washington is a devout Christian.[13]


The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia named Washington as one of three people (the others being directors Oliver Stone and Michael Moore) with whom they were willing to negotiate for the release of three defense contractors that the group had held captive since 2003.[14] The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia–Peoples Army, in Spanish Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia–Ejército del Pueblo, also known by the acronym of FARC or FARC-EP is a communist revolutionary and armed guerrilla organization in Colombia. ... William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946), known simply as Oliver Stone, is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director and screenwriter. ... Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American political-activist, a film director, author, social commentator, and political humorist. ... A defense contractor (sometimes called a military contractor) is a business organization or individual that provides products or services to a defense department of a government. ...


On May 20, 2007 Washington received an honorary doctorate of humanities degree from Morehouse College. is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Morehouse College is a private, four-year, all-male, historically black liberal arts college in Atlanta, Georgia. ...


Filmography

Year Film Movie earnings Role Other notes
1981 Carbon Copy Roger Porter
1984 A Soldier's Story Pfc. Melvin Peterson
1986 Hard Lessons aka The George McKenna Story George McKenna
Power Arnold Billings Image Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
1987 Cry Freedom Steve Biko Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination
1989 The Mighty Quinn Xavier Quinn
For Queen and Country Reuben James
Glory Pvt. Trip Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
1990 Heart Condition Napoleon Stone
Mo' Better Blues Bleek Gilliam
1991 Ricochet Nick Styles
1992 Mississippi Masala Demetrius Williams
Malcolm X Malcolm X Academy Award for Best Actor nomination
1993 Much Ado About Nothing Don Pedro of Aragon
The Pelican Brief Gray Grantham
Philadelphia Joe Miller
1995 Crimson Tide Lt. Commander Ron Hunter
Virtuosity Lt. Parker Barnes
Devil in a Blue Dress Easy Rawlins
1996 Courage Under Fire Lt. Colonel Nathaniel Serling
The Preacher's Wife Dudley
1998 Fallen Detective John Hobbes
He Got Game Jake Shuttlesworth
The Siege Special Agent Anthony 'Hub' Hubbard
1999 The Bone Collector Lincoln Rhyme
The Hurricane Rubin "Hurricane" Carter Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
Academy Award for Best Actor nomination
2000 Remember the Titans Coach Herman Boone
The Loretta Claiborne Story Himself
2001 Training Day Detective Alonzo Harris Academy Award for Best Actor
2002 John Q John Quincy Archibald
Antwone Fisher Dr. Jerome Davenport also as director
2003 Out of Time Police Chief Matthias Lee Whitlock
2004 Man on Fire John Creasy
The Manchurian Candidate Major Ben Marco
2006 Inside Man Detective Keith Frazier
Déjà Vu Special Agent Doug Carlin
2007 American Gangster Frank Lucas Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama nomination
The Great Debaters Melvin B. Tolson also as director
2009 The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Zachary "Z" Garber Filming

Promotional poster for Carbon Copy Carbon Copy is a 1981 comedy film, directed by Michael Schultz. ... The worst thing you can do in this part of the country is pay too much attention to the death of a Negro under mysterious circumstances. ... Power is a 1986 American drama film directed by Sidney Lumet. ... The NAACP Image Award is an award presented annually by the NAACP to honor the top African-Americans in film, television, music and literature. ... Cry Freedom is a feature film directed by Richard Attenborough, set in the late 1970s, during the apartheid era of South Africa. ... Stephen Bantu Biko (18 December 1946 – 12 September 1977)[1] was a noted anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and early 1970s. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Mighty Quinn is a Caribbean-set 1989 film starring Denzel Washington. ... For Queen and Country is a 1989 crime drama film from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and United International Pictures and produced by Atlantic Entertainment Group, Working Title Films and Zenith, starring Denzel Washington. ... Glory is a 1989 Academy Award-winning drama based on the history of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment during the American Civil War. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1944 for a performance in a motion picture released in the previous year. ... Heart Condition is a 1990 film comedy starring Denzel Washington and Bob Hoskins. ... Mo Better Blues is a 1990 drama film starring Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, and Spike Lee, who also directed. ... Ricochet is a 1991 crime-thriller film, starring Denzel Washington and John Lithgow. ... Mississippi Masala (1991) is a film directed by Mira Nair, based upon a screenplay by Sooni Taraporevala. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, also known as Detroit Red and Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Omaha, Nebraska, May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965 in New York City) was a Muslim Minister and National Spokesman for the Nation of Islam. ... Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... Much Ado About Nothing is a 1993 movie based on William Shakespeares play; it was adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also played the role of Benedick. ... The Pelican Brief, rated PG-13 in the U.S., is a legal crime thriller based on the novel by the same name written by John Grisham and was adapted into a feature film in 1993, directed by Alan J. Pakula and starring Julia Roberts in the role of young... Philadelphia is an Academy Award-winning 1993 drama film revolving around the HIV/AIDS epidemic, written by Ron Nyswaner and directed by Jonathan Demme. ... Crimson Tide is a 1995 Hollywood submarine film starring Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman and directed by Tony Scott. ... Virtuosity is a 1995 science fiction movie directed by Brett Leonard. ... Devil in a Blue Dress is a 1995 neo-noir film directed by Carl Franklin. ... Courage Under Fire is a motion picture, released in 1996, starring Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips and Matt Damon. ... The Preachers Wife is a 1996 film directed by Penny Marshall and produced by Debra Martin Chase. ... Fallen is a 1998 horror / thriller film, directed by Gregory Hoblit. ... He Got Game is a 1998 drama-sports film directed by Spike Lee starring Denzel Washington and Ray Allen as a father and son trying to reconcile on the eve of the sons graduation from a Coney Island high school, and under pressure to decide which college basketball scholarship... For other uses, see The Siege (disambiguation). ... The Bone Collector is a 1999 thriller starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. ... The Hurricane, a 1999 film starring Denzel Washington, purports to be the true story of boxer Rubin Hurricane Carter, whose conviction for triple murder was overturned after he had spent almost 20 years in prison. ... Rubin Hurricane Carter (born May 6, 1937), middleweight boxer from 1961 - 1966, is better known for his controversial convictions (1967, 1976) for the murder of three people at the Lafayette Grill in June, 1966, and his subsequent release from prison (1985). ... The Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture - Drama was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. ... Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... Remember the Titans is an American drama film released in 2000. ... Herman Boone was a former football coach at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia. ... Training Day is an Academy Award-winning 2001 film starring Denzel Washington as Alonzo Harris, a corrupt Los Angeles police officer, and Ethan Hawke as Jake Hoyt, his new green recruit looking to become a part of Harris elite narcotics unit. ... Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... John Q is a 2002 movie starring Denzel Washington as John Quincy Archibald, a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because insurance wont cover it. ... Antwone Fisher is a 2002 American drama about a man who confronts his traumatic past with the support of a naval psychiatrist. ... Out of Time is a 2003 thriller film, directed by Carl Franklin. ... This article is about the 2004 film. ... The Manchurian Candidate is a 2004 U.S. American film based on the 1959 novel The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon, and a reimagining of the previous 1962 film. ... This article is about the 2006 film by Spike Lee starring Denzel Washington. ... Déjà Vu is a science fiction crime thriller directed by Tony Scott, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and starring Denzel Washington. ... American Gangster is an Academy Award-nominated 2007 crime film written by Steven Zaillian and directed by Ridley Scott. ... Frank Lucas (born September 9, 1930 [1] in La Grange, North Carolina and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. ... The Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture - Drama was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. ... The Great Debaters (2007) is an upcoming film produced by Oprah Winfreys Harpo Productions. ... Melvin Beaunorus Tolson (February 6, 1898–August 29, 1966) was an American Modernist poet, educator, columnist, and politician. ...

Awards and nominations

Awards
Preceded by
Kevin Kline
for A Fish Called Wanda
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
1989
for Glory
Succeeded by
Joe Pesci
for Goodfellas
Preceded by
Martin Landau
for Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
1990
for Glory
Succeeded by
Bruce Davison
for Longtime Companion
Preceded by
Jim Carrey
for The Truman Show
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
2000
for The Hurricane
Succeeded by
Tom Hanks
for Cast Away
Preceded by
Russell Crowe
for Gladiator
Academy Award for Best Actor
2001
for Training Day
Succeeded by
Adrien Brody
for The Pianist
Preceded by
Brad Pitt
People's Sexiest Man Alive
1996
Succeeded by
George Clooney
  • Academy Awards
  • BET Awards
    • 2006, Best Actor (Nominated)
    • 2004, Best Actor (Winner)
    • 2003, Best Actor (Nominated)
    • 2002, Best Actor (Nominated)
    • 2001, Best Actor (Winner)
  • Black Movie Awards
    • 2006, Outstanding Lead Actor: Inside Man (Nominated)
  • Golden Globe
    • 2008, Best Actor in a Drama Motion Picture: American Gangster (Nominated)
    • 2000, Best Actor in a Drama Motion Picture: The Hurricane (Winner)
    • 1990, Best Supporting Actor: Glory (Winner)
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards
    • 2008, Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture: American Gangster (Nominated)

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Martin Landau (born June 20, 1931) is an Academy Award-winning American film and television actor. ... Tucker: The Man and his Dream is a 1988 film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Jeff Bridges which tells the story of Preston Tucker and his attempt to produce and market the Tucker 48. ... Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1944 for a performance in a motion picture released in the previous year. ... Glory is a 1989 Academy Award-winning drama based on the history of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment during the American Civil War. ... Davison as Senator Robert Kelly in X-Men Bruce Davison (born June 28, 1946 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American actor. ... Longtime Companion is a 1990 film with Bruce Davison, Campbell Scott, and Mary-Louise Parker. ... James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian-American A-list film actor and comedian. ... The Truman Show is a 1998 film directed by Peter Weir, written by Andrew Niccol, and starring Jim Carrey and Ed Harris. ... The Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture - Drama was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. ... The Hurricane, a 1999 film starring Denzel Washington, purports to be the true story of boxer Rubin Hurricane Carter, whose conviction for triple murder was overturned after he had spent almost 20 years in prison. ... Thomas Jeffrey Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-, two-time Emmy-, four-time Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. ... For other uses, see Castaway (disambiguation). ... Russell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964) is a New Zealand-Australian[1] actor. ... Gladiator is a 2000 movie directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix. ... Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... Training Day is an Academy Award-winning 2001 film starring Denzel Washington as Alonzo Harris, a corrupt Los Angeles police officer, and Ethan Hawke as Jake Hoyt, his new green recruit looking to become a part of Harris elite narcotics unit. ... Adrien Brody (born April 14, 1973) is an American actor known for his freakishly large nose. ... The Pianist is a 2002 film directed by Roman Polanski and starring Adrien Brody. ... William Bradley Brad Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an Academy award-nominated American actor, film producer, and social activist. ... George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter who gained fame as one of the lead doctors in the long-running television drama, ER (1994–99), as Anthony Edwardss best friend and partner, Dr. Douglas Doug Ross, but is best known for... The Berlin International Film Festival, also called the Berlinale, has been called one of the worlds most prestigious film festivals. ... Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, also known as Detroit Red and Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Omaha, Nebraska, May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965 in New York City) was a Muslim Minister and National Spokesman for the Nation of Islam. ... One of the A festivals in Europe. ... The Berlin International Film Festival, also called the Berlinale, has been called one of the worlds most prestigious film festivals. ... The Hurricane, a 1999 film starring Denzel Washington, purports to be the true story of boxer Rubin Hurricane Carter, whose conviction for triple murder was overturned after he had spent almost 20 years in prison. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Training Day is an Academy Award-winning 2001 film starring Denzel Washington as Alonzo Harris, a corrupt Los Angeles police officer, and Ethan Hawke as Jake Hoyt, his new green recruit looking to become a part of Harris elite narcotics unit. ... Categories: Movie stubs | 1999 films | Sports films | Best Actor Oscar Nominee (film) ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Glory is a 1989 Academy Award-winning drama based on the history of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment during the American Civil War. ... Cry Freedom is a feature film directed by Richard Attenborough, set in the late 1970s, during the apartheid era of South Africa. ... The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, shooting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year. ... This article is about the 2006 film by Spike Lee starring Denzel Washington. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... American Gangster is an Academy Award-nominated 2007 crime film written by Steven Zaillian and directed by Ridley Scott. ... The Hurricane, a 1999 film starring Denzel Washington, purports to be the true story of boxer Rubin Hurricane Carter, whose conviction for triple murder was overturned after he had spent almost 20 years in prison. ... Glory is a 1989 Academy Award-winning drama based on the history of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment during the American Civil War. ... The Actor: The Screen Actors Guild Award Statue The Screen Actors Guild Awards are an annual award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to recognize outstanding performances by members. ...

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Washington nonetheless found fairly steady work with bit parts on television, and got a big break in 1982 after being cast as a supporting series regular on the medical drama “St. Elsewhere,” with which he remained until 1988.
Washington was on the move, and scored an Oscar statue for one of his next films, the acclaimed Civil War movie “Glory”, which starred Matthew Broderick.
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The son of a Pentecostal minister and a hairdresser, Washington was born in Mount Vernon, New York on December 28, 1954.
Unfortunately, when Washington was fourteen, his parents' marriage took a turn for the worse, and he and his older sister were sent away to boarding school so that they would not be exposed to their parents' eventual divorce.
Washington stayed with the ACT for a year, and, after his time there, he began acting in various television movies and made his film debut in the 1981 Carbon Copy.
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