Denzel Washington

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Denzel Washington Jr.
  • Birth Place: Mount Vernon, New York, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/28/1954, Capricorn
  • Profession: Actor; director; producer
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Denzel Washington Fast Facts:
  • In his sophomore year in college, a professor encouraged him to pursue a career in acting.
  • In 1978, attended the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
  • In April 2005, starred as Brutus in a Broadway production of Julius Caesar.
  • Was the lead actor in such Spike Lee films as Mo' Better BluesHe Got Game, Inside Man and Malcolm X
  • Real-life characters he played, besides Malcolm X, include another activist, Steve Biko, as well as educator  Melvin B. Tolson, football coach Herman Boone, crime boss Frank Lucas and boxer Rubin Carter.
  • When he and Russell Crowe teamed up in the 2007 crime drama American Gangster, the Oscar-winning actors recalled Crowe's audition for the 1995 film Virtuosity, in which Crowe inadvertently spit on Washington.
  • Denzel Washington Relationships:
  • Malcolm Washington - Son
  • Denzel Washington Sr. - Father
  • Katia Washington - Daughter
  • Olivia Washington - Daughter
  • Pauletta Washington - Wife
  • David Washington - Brother
  • John David Washington - Son
  • Lennis 'Lynne' Washington - Mother
  • Lorice Washington - Sister
  • Denzel Washington Awards:
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2000 Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear for Best Actor - Winner
  • 2013 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1988 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2002 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Informational Special - Nominee
  • 2008 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1990 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1993 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2014 San Sebasti├ín International Film Festival: Honorary Prize Donostia - Winner
  • 2012 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2001 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Non-Fiction Special (Informational) - Nominee
  • 1999 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1993 Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear for Best Actor - Winner
  • 2000 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 1992 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1987 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1989 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 2010 Tony: Actor (Play) - Winner
  • 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • College:
  • Fordham University, New York, New York, United States (BA in Journalism, 1977)

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