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01 Jun 2010

Impacters of Today

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Denzel Washington

Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. (born December 28, 1954) is an American actor, screenwriter, director and film producer. He has garnered much critical acclaim for his work in film since the 1990s. Washington has been awarded three Golden Globe awards and two Academy Awards for his work. He is notable as the second African American man (after Sidney Poitier) to win the Academy Award for Best Actor, which he received for his role in the 2001 film Training Day. Denzel Washington is currently starring in an adaptation of August Wilson’s Fences on Broadway.

Washington’s impressive career in motion pictures began in 1981 with his role as Roger Porter in Carbon Copy. His last movie to date is Book of Eli where he starred as the main character Eli. Over the past 29 years, some of his most notable performances were in Mighty Quinn, Glory, Mo’Betta Blues, Malcolm X, The Pelican Brief, Courage Under Fire, The Preacher’s Wife, The Hurricane, The Bone Collector, Remember the Titans, Training Day, John Q, Antwone Fisher, Man on Fire, The Manchurian Candidate, Inside Man, American Gangster, The Great Debators and The Taking of Pelham 123.

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