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Denzel Washington


Denzel Washington is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory (1989) and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day (2001). Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 78 wins & 156 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

American Gangster
American Gangster Frank Lucas
(2007)
Training Day
Training Day Alonzo
(2001)
Man on Fire
Man on Fire John W. Creasy
(2004)
The Equalizer
The Equalizer Robert McCall
(2014)

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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as Malcolm X) in Laurence Holder's award-winning "When the Chickens Came Home to Roost." See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 14 Interviews | 28 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 19 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

Long ago, I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me, spiritually and financially. See more »

Trivia:

Claims his personal favorite performances are his works in Cry Freedom (1987), Glory (1989), Malcolm X (1992) and Training Day (2001). See more »

Trademark:

In almost all the films - e.g. Man on Fire (2004), American Gangster (2007), John Q (2002) - where he handles or uses sidearms (usually a 9mm Beretta or similar pistols), there's a scene of him swiftly ejecting a bullet from the loaded chamber by pulling back the slide assembly and subsequently catching the bullet before it falls to the ground. See more »

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