Denzel Washington Wiki, Biography, Age, Net Worth, Contact & Informations

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Denzel Washington
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Here you can learn about Denzel Washington’s career and private life facts, read the latest news, find all the awards he has won and watch photos and videos.


Age: 66 years old
Height: 185 cm
Born in: Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Born on: 28/12/1954


Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. was born in December 1954 in New York, to a Pentecostal pastor father and mother in charge of a beauty salon. As a child he attended one public school: he will recount that the experience made him touch the difficult prospects of those who, like his teammates, had less luck than him. Strong are his Christian roots, never denied and indeed always supported, even economically with various initiatives, in a continuous confrontation with the father figure. At 14, his parents divorced and he went to a private school in New York. Acting discovers her while studying at Fordham University, but also interested in basketball: even before graduating in “dramatic arts and journalism“in 1977, he acted in some productions of Otello. In 1977 he had his first audiovisual role in Wilma tv movie, while thefilm debut real is like George Seagal’s unexpected son in the forgotten Chicken is eaten with your hands (1981). It is the beginning of a happy decade: the television audience gets used to him for the regular role in the series Open heart (1982-1988) and in the meantime married in 1983 Pauletta Person, still his wife and mother of four children, for marital stability rare in the Hollywood world.

The awards begin soon: one Oscar nomination as best supporting actor he comes with Cry for freedom (1987), where he is a black rights activist in South Africa who died under “mysterious” circumstances. The nomination turns into a statuette in the same category (more Golden Globe) for the choral war Glory – Men of glory (1989), in which he plays an exacerbated black soldier in the Civil War.

Having never abandoned racial themes, he catches the attention of Spike Lee: the partnership began in 1990 with Mo ‘Better Blues, continues with the Oscar nomination as best protagonist for Malcolm X (1992) and will end later in 1998 with He Got Game.

With Hurricane in 1999, where he plays the homonymous boxer arrested for murder, makes him touch for a moment, with Golden Globe and Oscar nomination for best protagonist, the award that only one black actor has won before him: Sidney Poitier. It’s a matter of time: the event occurs a year later, thanks to the part of a corrupt cop in Training Day (2000), alongside Ethan Hawke. In the same year, 2002, the Academy awards Halle Berry for Monster’s Ball. Taboos have fallen. On the sprint, in the same year Washington was persuaded (according to him) to attempt directing with the film Antwone Fisher, directing himself alongside Derek Luke, effective protagonist.

After 2000, the relationship with the director consolidated Tony Scott, who had already directed it in Red alert in 1995. Movies like Man on fire (2004), Deja Vu (2006), Pelham 123 (2009) and Unstoppable (2010) help broaden Denzel’s audience, no longer just a champion of racially motivated stories, but also action hero of a few words in thriller tightened. The trend continues to this day, with typical feature films Genesis Code, Safe House, Loose dogs is The Equalizer. Perhaps for this very reason, in the last period, prizes and awards are thinning out, even if its cruel boss of American Gangster (2008) goes against the trend and guarantees him at least one Golden Globe nomination. Between a thriller and another he finds time for his second direction, The Great Debaters – The power of the word (2007), true story of Professor Melvin B. Tolson.

It is however his great performance as the ambiguous alcoholic pilot of the Flight (2012) of Robert Zemeckis to bring him back seriously to Oscar and Golden Globe, with a well-deserved double nomination for best protagonist. Strong of a prestigious Cecil B. De Mille Lifetime Achievement Award, which he was awarded in 2016, in 2017 he proposed in the cinema Barriers, a play that had already earned him a Tony Award for best actor in 2010 (Denzel occasionally returns to the stage). Two le 2017 Oscar nominations, for Best Actor and Best Picture.

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Barriers (Fences)

Role: Film director
Year: 2016

The Great Debaters - The power of the word

The Great Debaters – The Power of the Word (The Great Debaters)

Role: Film director
Year: 2007

Antwone Fisher

Antwone Fisher

Role: Film director
Year: 2002

Until the last clue

Until the last clue (The Little Things)

Role: Actor
Year: 2021 Go to the complete Filmography


Grey's Anatomy

Grey’s Anatomy

Role: Film director
Year: 2005 Go to all TV series


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