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Denzel Washington


Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He is the middle of three children of a beautician mother, Lennis, from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel Washington, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at Fordham University, intent on a career in journalism. ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 79 wins & 157 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Training Day
Training Day Alonzo
(2001)
American Gangster
American Gangster Frank Lucas
(2007)
Man on Fire
Man on Fire John W. Creasy
(2004)
Inside Man
Inside Man Detective Keith Frazier
(2006)

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Other Works:

Music video: Directed BeBe Winans video "In Harm's Way" See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 15 Interviews | 28 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 19 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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:

Named Gene Hackman, Angelina Jolie and Dakota Fanning as the most talented actors he has ever worked with. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently works with directors Spike Lee and Tony Scott See more »

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Star Sign:

Capricorn

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