Denzel Washington

Actor Denzel Washington
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Profession: Actor

United States of America

Biography: American Gangster, Inside Man

Born: December 28, 1954
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Age: 67 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn

Married Life

  • 1983-06-25 Actor Denzel Washington (28) weds actress Pauletta Pearson (33)

Historical Events

  • 1981-11-20 Charles Fuller's stage drama "A Soldier's Play", featuring Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson, opens at Theater Four, NYC; runs for 468 performances, wins Pulitzer Prize
  • 1992-11-18 "Malcolm X" film directed by Spike Lee starring Denzel Washington and Angela Bassett is released in the US
  • 1993-12-14 "Philadelphia" one of the first mainstream films about AIDS, directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington premieres in Century City, California
  • 2000-01-23 57th Golden Globes: American Beauty, Denzel Washington, & Hilary Swank win
  • 2002-03-24 74th Academy Awards: "A Beautiful Mind", Denzel Washington and Halle Berry win; Berry is the first woman of colour to win the Best Actress award
  • 2020-11-25 The New York Times names its "25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century (so far)", with Denzel Washington at No. 1

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