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Denzel Washington

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Denzel Washington is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American actor and director. He has garnered much critical acclaim for his work in film since the 1990s.

In 2005, after a 15-year hiatus (he was last seen in the summer of 1990 in the title role of the Public Theater's production of Shakespeare's Richard III) , Washington appeared onstage again in another Shakespeare play as Marcus Brutus in Julius Caesar on Broadway. The production's limited run was a consistent sell-out, averaging over 100% attendance capacity nightly.

Washington has received two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe awards, and a Tony Award. He is notable for winning the Best Supporting Actor for Glory in 1989; and the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2001 for his role in the film Training Day.

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  • December 28, 1954: Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born
  • 1977: Professional acting debut in the made-for-television movie Wilma
  • 1990: Won and Academy Award and a Golden Globe, Best Supporting Actor for Glory
  • 1993: Won Best Actor for Malcolm X at the Berlin International Film Festival
  • 2000: Won Best Actor for The Hurricane at the Berlin International Film Festival
    Academy Awards. Won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in Drama Motion Picture for The Hurricane
  • 2002: Won an Academy Award, Best Actor in a Leading Role for Training Day
  • 2007: Nominated for Best Actor in a Drama Motion Picture for American Gangster

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