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Denzel Washington

American actor
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Net worth 2018: $290 Million
Residence: Mount Vernon, New York, U.S
Country: United States
BirthDay: 28 December 1954
Sigh: Capricorn
Height: 1.85 m
Education: Pennington-Grimes Elementary School, Oakland Military Academy, Mainland High School, Fordham University

Denzel Washington was bornon 28 December 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York, U.S, American, is American actor. Denzel Washington is an Academy award-winning actor, director and producer best-known for his roles in ‘Glory’, ‘Malcolm X’ and ‘The Hurricane’. As an actor, he is known for his penchant for taking on challenging roles and portraying them to perfection. Growing up in a predominantly African-American suburb, young Denzel had witnessed many of his friends take up the path of drugs, crime and violence. He is certain that he too would have ended up like them had it not been for his mother, a poor single parent, who sent him to Oakland Military Academy to learn some discipline. Determined to make something worthy of his life, the boy completed high school and studied journalism before embarking on a professional acting career. He got his first big break when he was chosen to play the role of Dr. Philip Chandler in the NBC medical drama series, ‘St. Elsewhere’. He played several minor roles in films before ‘Cry Freedom’ happened in 1987. His portrayal of anti-apartheid social activist Steve Biko established him as a talented character actor. More challenging roles followed and the actor went on to earn several Academy award nominations, winning two of them. He frequently collaborated with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott.


$290 Million


One of his most recent films, ‘Flight’ (2012), revolves around the story of a complicated character, William Whitaker, who is an airline pilot struggling with alcoholism


He played the antagonist in the critically acclaimed film, ‘Training day’ (2001)


His other memorable movies of the 2000s include: ‘Antwone Fisher’ (2002), ‘Inside Man’ (2006), and ‘The Great Debaters’ (2007)


He was named The Sexiest Man Alive by the People’s Magazine in 1996


In 1995, he starred as Lieutenant Commander Ron Hunter in ‘Crimson Tide’


He played the lawyer Joe Miller in the 1993 drama film ‘Philadelphia’ which was one of the first Hollywood movies to deal with issues like homosexuality, AIDS, and homophobia


He played the title role in ‘Malcolm X’ (1992), a biographical motion picture directed by Spike Lee


His most successful movie of 1990s was ‘The Hurricane’ (1999) in which he played Rubin Carter, a boxer arrested for triple homicide


‘Glory’ (1989) was a drama war film that won him his first Academy Award


Over the decade he appeared in many films like ‘A Soldier’s Story’ (1984), ‘Power’ (1986), and ‘The Mighty Quinn’ (1989)


It was followed by a 1982 television movie, ‘License to Kill’


After appearing in some television commercials and programs, he made his feature film debut in 1981 with the comedy film ‘Carbon Copy’


He attended Pennington-Grimes Elementary School till 1968

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