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Denzel Washington


Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He was the middle child of the three children of a Pentecostal minister father and a beautician mother. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at Fordham University intent on a career in journalism. However, he caught the acting bug while appearing in ... See full bio »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 71 wins & 85 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 2 Guns
Bobby
 1995-1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Humpty Dumpty / Crooked Man / King Omar
- Mother Goose (1997) ... Humpty Dumpty / Crooked Man (voice)
- Rumpelstiltskin (1995) ... King Omar (voice)
 1997 Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special (TV Movie)
Humpty Dumpty / The Crooked Man (voice)
 1992 Great Performances (TV Series)
Narrator
 1989 Glory
Pvt. Trip
 1984 License to Kill (TV Movie)
Martin Sawyer
 1979 Coriolanus (Video)
Aedile / Roman Citizen / Volscian Citizen / ...
 1979 Flesh & Blood (TV Movie)
Kirk
 1977 Wilma (TV Movie)
Robert Eldridge, age 18
 1974 Death Wish
Alley Mugger #1 (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Fences" with Viola Davis on Broadway at the Cort Theater. See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 13 Interviews | 18 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 17 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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[on Philadelphia (1993)] - [Director] Jonathan Demme said to me, 'Look, we don't want your character to go 360 degrees. It's not like by the end of the movie he's leading a gay and lesbian parade'. If we'd done that, it would have let people like this character off the hook. But at the end, he touches [Tom Hanks' character] -- and that's huge for him. [Pauses, then laughs] I used to mess with Tom... See more »

Trivia:

Is the first African-American actor to receive two Academy Awards. See more »

Trademark:

Often portrays real people: Rubin "Hurricane" Carter in The Hurricane (1999), Malcolm X in Malcolm X (1992), Herman Boone in Remember the Titans (2000), Frank Lucas in American Gangster (2007), Steve Biko in Cry Freedom (1987) and Melvin Tolson in The Great Debaters (2007). See more »

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Star Sign:

Capricorn

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