Denzel Washington (1954 - ) Oscar
Super Star & Award Winner
A popular black actor, Denzel Washington somewhat
filled the gap created when Sidney Poitier went into semi-retirement. His defining role was in GLORY.
Denzel Washington received a nomination for
Best Supporting Actor for his role in CRY FREEDOM and the Oscar two years later for GLORY. His other notable films include MO' BETTER
PELICAN BRIEF, MUCH
ADO ABOUT NOTHING, CRIMSON TIDE, REMEMBER THE TITANS, JOHN
Q, ANTWONE FISHER, and OUT OF TIME.
In 2002 Denzel Washington won the Best
Actor Oscar for TRAINING
DAY. Denzel seems to pick his film
projects better than many stars, frequently appearing in projects
that are popular and critical successes.
Washington's newest films include: THE BOOK OF ELI and THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3.
Denzel Washington won his Best Actor
Oscar for his gritty portrayal of LAPD narc agent Alonzo
Harris, a cop whose methods of fighting crime cross
the lines of legality and what society deems ethical.
He attempts to train rookie Jake Hoyt in the art of
his brand of law enforcement.
About Denzel Washington (1954 - )
Denzel Washington was born on December 28th, 1954 in
Mount Vernon, New York, one of three children of a Pentecostal
minister and a beautician mother. Denzel Washington
earned a degree in Journalism at Fordham University,
but became hooked on acting while studying there.
Denzel enrolled at the American Conservatory Theater
in San Francisco for a year, and then easily found acting
jobs in many television productions, and was employed
throughout the eighties in both film and television.
In 1982, Washington was hired to be Dr. Chandler on
the show, "Saint Elsewhere," and the gig lasted
6 years. In 1981, Denzel Washington was in his first
big film hit, "Carbon Copy."
His other nominations include:
CRY FREEDOM (1987) Supporting)
MALCOLM X (92 - Actor)
THE HURRICANE (99 - Actor)
Denzel Washington's other films include:
CARBON COPY (1981)
A SOLDIER'S STORY (1984)
FOR QUEEN & COUNTRY (1988)
THE MIGHTY QUINN (1989) GLORY (1989)
HEART CONDITION (1990)
MO' BETTER BLUES (1990)
MISSISSIPPI MASALA (1991)
MALCOLM X (1991) MUCH
A DO ABOUT NOTHING (1993) THE PELICAN BRIEF (1993)
CRIMSON TIDE (1995)
DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS(1995)
COURAGE UNDER FIRE (1995)
THE PREACHER'S WIFE (1996)
HE GOT GAME (1998)
THE SIEGE (1998)
THE BONE COLLECTOR (1999)
THE HURRICANE (1999)
REMEMBER THE TITANS (2000) TRAINING DAY (2001)
JOHN Q (2002)
THE ANTOINE FISHER STORY OUT OF TIME (2003)
MAN ON FIRE (2004)
THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (2004)
INSIDE MAN (2006) DEJA VU (2006)
AMERICAN GANGSTER (2007)
THE GREAT DEBATERS (2007)
THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3 (2009)
THE BOOK OF ELI (2010)