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Denzel was born under the official name Jr., Denzel Hayes Washington on December 28th, 1954. Known to his close friends as D, he has been a credited actor since the 1984 film A Soldier's Story.
Denzel Washington is among a small handful of elite super star actors with global appeal. He has starred in twenty-five films including the 2014 action film The Equalizer as the character Robert McCall, the 2013 action movie 2 Guns playing Bobby and the 2012 action release Safe House cast as Tobin Frost.
Denzel is a recognizable supporting cast member who's acting range makes him the top choice for a variety of roles. He has appeared in nine films including: the 2012 drama film Flight as the character Whip Whitaker, the 2004 drama movie The Manchurian Candidate playing Ben Marco and the 2002 biography release Antwone Fisher cast as Dr. Jerome Davenport.
Denzel Washington has earned salaries up to $40,000,000 for his acting. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 2007 biography film American Gangster, which brought in $130,000,000 at the box office.
Denzel Washington has directed on numerous occassions including: Antwone Fisher (2002). In 2002 Denzel Washington produced his first movie, the biography film Antwone Fisher. Since then he went on to produce four movies including: The Book of Eli (2010) and Safe House (2012) among others .
Denzel is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least seventeen magazines, captured in more than nine pictorials, interviewed in over fifteen publications and featured in nineteen magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least three books.
As an actor Denzel Washington has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on six occasions. His first Oscar was for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his portrayal of Trip in the 1989 film Glory. Denzel Washington also won the Oscar for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Alonzo in the 2001 movie Training Day .
Denzel Washington was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as Steve Biko in the 1987 movie Cry Freedom , Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Malcolm X in the 1992 movie Malcolm X , Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter in the 1999 movie The Hurricane and Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Whip Whitaker in the 2012 movie Flight .