10 Facts about Denzel Washington

Wednesday, August 10th 2016. | Celebrity

One of the biggest Hollywood actors is explained on Facts about Denzel Washington. He was born on 28th December 1954. His full name is Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. He is not only a famous American author. He also creates movies. Washington is a recipient of two Academy Awards, a Tony Award and three Golden Globe Awards. His role in Training Day (2001) as a corrupt cop in this chrome thriller movie earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor. Another Academy Award for Washington was for his role in Glory (1989) for Best Supporting Actor. Here are other interesting facts about Denzel Washington:

Facts about Denzel Washington 1: the critical acclaims

Most of his movies released after 1980s earned him positive reviews from the critics. Some of the movies include The Great Debaters (2007), Malcolm X (1992), Cry Freedom (1987) and Remember the Titans (2000). Find facts about Demi Lovato here.

Facts about Denzel Washington 2: the real life figures

There are several real life figures which had been perfectly portrayed by Washington in his movies.  In American Gangster (2007), he portrayed Frank Lucas, a drug kingpin. In The Hurricane (1999), he became boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter.

Denzel Washington Actor

Denzel Washington Actor

Facts about Denzel Washington 3: collaboration

Washington is often seen collaborated with top notched filmmakers like the late Tony Scott, Jerry Bruckheimer and Spike Lee.

Facts about Denzel Washington 4: Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award

During the 73rd Golden Globe Award, Washington received Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.

Denzel Washington Image

Denzel Washington Image

Facts about Denzel Washington 5: parents

Denzel Hayes Washington, Sr. was the father of Denzel Jr. He worked at a local department store, S. Klein and at Water Department. He also served as an ordained Pentecostal minister. His mother owned a beauty parlor. Her name was Lennis Washington.

Facts about Denzel Washington 6: education

Until 1968, Washington was educated in Mount Vernon at Pennington-Grimes Elementary School. Washington had to study in new Windsor, New York at Oakland Military Academy when he was 14 years old. It was the time after his parents divorced.

Facts about Denzel Washington

Facts about Denzel Washington

Facts about Denzel Washington 7: College

In 1977, Washington graduated from Fordham University with a B.A. in Drama and Journalism.

Facts about Denzel Washington 8: acting

Washington had a renewed purpose when he returned to Fordham. He wanted to study acting by attending Lincoln Center campus. Read facts about Cameron Boyce here.

Denzel Washington facts

Denzel Washington facts

Facts about Denzel Washington 9: the title roles

When he was at the campus, he earned the titles roles in Shakespeare’s Othello and Eugene O’Neill’s The Emperor Jones.

Facts about Denzel Washington 10: Glory

His role in Glory earned an academy award in 1989. He portrayed an ex-slave soldier.

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Denzel Washington Pictures

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