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Denzel Washington

Profession: Actor | Director | Journalist
Denzel Washington
Real name: Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr.
Birthdate: December 28, 1954
Age: 66 years
Country: United States United States
Horoscope: Capricorn
Stature: 1,85 m

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Denzel Washington Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

 - Best Leading Actor WINNER
 - Best Supporting Actor WINNER
   (Glory)
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
   (Fences)
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
   (Flight)
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
   (Malcolm X)
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED

Golden Globes Awards

 - Best Leading Actor - Drama WINNER
 - Best Supporting Actor WINNER
   (Glory)
 - Best Leading Actor - Drama NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor - Drama NOMINATED
   (Fences)
 - Best Leading Actor - Drama NOMINATED
   (Flight)
 - Best Leading Actor - Drama NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor - Drama NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor - Drama NOMINATED
   (Malcolm X)
 - Best Leading Actor - Drama NOMINATED

Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG)

 - Best Leading Actor WINNER
   (Fences)
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture NOMINATED
   (Fences)
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
   (Flight)
 - Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED

Berlin Film Festival

 - Silver Bear - Best Actor WINNER
 - Silver Bear - Best Actor WINNER
   (Malcolm X)

Critics Choice Award

 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
   (Fences)
 - Best Director NOMINATED
   (Fences)
 - Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture NOMINATED
   (Fences)
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
   (Flight)
Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. is an American Actor, Director and Journalist. He has won two Academy Awards, two Golden Globes Awards and an Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG). He's known for American Gangster (2007), Training Day (2001) and The Hurricane (1999).

All Movies of Denzel Washington

  • The Little Things
    The story follows a burned-out Kern County deputy sheriff named Deke, played by Washington, who teams with a crack LASD detective (Malek), Baxter, to reel in a wily serial killer. Deke’s nose for the “little things” proves e...
    United States  2021
  • The Equalizer 2
    5.7
    Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?
    Character: Robert McCall
    United States  2018
  • Roman J. Israel, Esq.
    6.1
    Denzel Washington stars as Roman Israel, a driven, idealistic defense attorney who, through a tumultuous series of events, finds himself in a crisis that leads to extreme action.
    Character: Roman J. Israel, Esq.
    United States  2017
  • Fences
    8.4
    An African American father struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life.
    | Movie director
    United States  2016
  • The Magnificent Seven
    6.3
    Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' and Columbia Pictures' The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bo...
    United States  2016
  • Champs
    6.6
    This epic story of the rise of three of the most successful boxers of our time challenges the perception of the American Dream through the intimately personal life trajectories of Evander Holyfield, Bernard Hopkins and Mike Tyson....
    Character: Himself
    United States  2015
  • The Equalizer
    6.5
    In this big-screen adaptation of the cult ‘80s TV show, McCall believes he has put his past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets Teri, a young girl under the control of ultra-vio...
    Character: Robert McCall
    United States  2014
  • 2 Guns
    6.1
    For the past 12 months, DEA agent Bobby Trench (Denzel Washington) and U.S. naval intelligence officer Marcus Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) have been reluctantly attached at the hip. Working undercover as members of a narcotics syndicat...
    Character: Bobby
    United States  2013
  • Safe House
    5.7
    Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington), one of the CIA’s most dangerous traitors, resurfaces in South Africa after eluding capture for almost a decade. During his interrogation, the safe house he’s being held in is attacked by brutal...
    Character: Tobin Frost
    United States  2012
  • Flight
    7.6
    Capt. Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) is an airline pilot who saves a commercial flight from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunctions reveals something troubling.
    Character: Whip Whitaker
    United States  2012
  • The Book of Eli
    6.1
    A post-apocalyptic tale, 30 years after the 'flash', in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
    Character: Eli
    United States  2010
  • Unstoppable
    7.5
    The story centers on an experienced train engineer (Denzel Washington) about to be laid off as part of company cutbacks and the newbie conductor (Chris Pine) hired to replace him. They find themselves in a race against time to sto...
    Character: Frank
    United States  2010
  • The Last Days of the Big Lie
    A controversial documentary that debunks many of the facts presented in the Oscar winning Holocaust themed documentary The Last Days, produced by Steven Spielberg. Throughout the film, its director/narrator exposes what's real and...
    Character: Self
    United States  2009
  • The Taking of Pelham 123
    6.4
    A New York City subway dispatcher draws on his extensive knowledge of the subway system in order to outsmart a dangerous criminal mastermind who's hijacked a subway train in this remake of the 1974 thriller inspired by John Godey'...
    Character: Walter Garber
    United States  2009
  • The Great Debaters
    7.0
    A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Tolson...
    Character: Melvin B. Tolson | Movie director
    United States  2007
  • American Gangster
    7.8
    Nobody used to notice Frank Lucas, the quiet driver for one of the inner city's leading black crime bosses. But when his boss suddenly dies, Frank exploits the opening in the power structure to build his own empire and create his ...
    Character: Frank Lucas
    United States  2007
  • Inside Man
    7.6
    Inside Man is the story of a tough cop, Detective Frazier (Denzel Washington), who matches wits with a clever bank robber, Dalton (Clive Owen), in a tense hostage drama. As the dangerous cat-and-mouse game unfolds, a wild card eme...
    Character: Detective Keith Frazier
    United States  2006
  • Deja Vu
    6.2
    Everyone has experienced the unsettling mystery of déjà vu – that flash of memory when you meet someone new you feel you've known all your life or recognize a place even though you've never been there before. But what if the f...
    Character: Doug Carlin
    United States  2006
  • Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
    7.6
    Meet Meredith Grey. She's a woman trying to lead a real life while doing a job that makes having a real life impossible. Meredith is a first year surgical intern at Seattle Grace Hospital, the toughest surgical residency program w...
    Director of the film
    United States  2005
  • Man On Fire
    5.4
    Denzel Washington stars as a government operative/soldier of fortune who has pretty much given up on life. In Mexico City, he reluctantly agrees to take a job to protect a child (Dakota Fanning) whose parents are threatened by a w...
    Character: John W. Creasy
    United States  2004
  • The Manchurian Candidate
    7.4
    This is a remake of the 1962 film, The Manchurian Candidate, starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Angela Lansbury, which was about a Korean War veteran who was brainwashed by the Chinese as part of a Communist plot to assas...
    Character: Ben Marco
    United States  2004
  • Out of Time
    6.4
    In Banyan Key, a small Florida town surrounded by azure seas and sultry secrets, Chief of Police Matt Whitlock (Denzel Washington), finds himself caught in the eye of a storm... and about to get blown away. Investigating the murde...
    Character: Matt Lee Whitlock
    United States  2003
  • Antwone Fisher
    6.8
    A young sailor (Derk Luke), prone to violent outbursts, is ordered to see a naval psychiatrist (Denzel Washington) to learn to control his anger. The young man eventually opens up and reveals his horrific childhood. Born in prison...
    Character: Dr. Jerome Davenport | Movie director
    United States  2002
  • John Q.
    4.1
    John Q. Archibald (Denzel Washington) is an ordinary man who works at a factory and takes care of his family. His wife Denise (Kimberly Elise) and young son Michael (Daniel E. Smith) are his world. But when Michael falls seriously...
    Character: John Q. Archibald
    United States  2002
  • Training Day
    7.3
    Ethan Hawke stars as Jake Hoyt, a well-intentioned young officer who thinks he’s found his ticket to becoming a detective in the form of undercover officer Alonzo Harris (Denzel Washington). Harris is a notorious figure in the s...
    Character: Alonzo Harris
    United States  2001
  • Remember the Titans
    6.3
    The film takes place in Alexandria, Virginia in 1971, at a recently desegregated high school known as T.C. Williams. Herman Boone (Denzel Washington) is hired as Assistant Head coach for the school's football team, working under H...
    Character: Coach Herman Boone
    United States  2000
  • The Bone Collector
    4.7
    Quadripeligic ex-cop Lincoln Rhyme was looking forward to his assisted suicide when he got the news: some sicko was abducting people in a taxi and leaving them to die in particularly sadistic ways. With time counting down between ...
    Character: Lincoln Rhyme
    United States  1999
  • The Hurricane
    7.5
    In June 1966, Rubin Hurricane Carter was a strong contender for the middleweight boxing title. When three people were murdered in a New Jersey bar, Carter's dreams were destroyed. Driving home from a nearby club, Carter was wrongl...
    Character: Rubin Huracán Carter
    United States  1999
  • Fallen
    7.0
    Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.
    Character: John Hobbes
    United States  1998
  • The Siege
    5.4
    After the abduction by the US military of an Islamic religious leader, New York City becomes the target of escalating terrorist attacks. Anthony Hubbard, the head of the FBI's Counter-Intelligence Task Force in New York, teams up ...
    Character: Anthony Hubbard
    United States  1998
  • He Got Game
    6.6
    Tells the story of Jesus Shuttlesworth, the most sought after high school basketball prospect in the nation. Jesus and his dream to make it to the big ranks in professional basketball are overshadowed by his father, Jake, who is s...
    Character: Jake Shuttlesworth
    United States  1998
  • The Preacher's Wife
    5.5
    In this updating of 1947's THE BISHOP'S WIFE, a Baptist preacher unknowingly pays too much attention to his congregation, and not enough to his dedicated wife and son. Enter Dudley, a flirtatious, sharp-dressed angel, to help the ...
    United States  1996
  • Courage Under Fire
    7.2
    Following the 1991 Gulf War, Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Serling (Denzel Washington) is assigned to review the background of the late Captain Karen Walden (Meg Ryan), who has been posthumously nominated for a medal of honor. While i...
    Character: Nat Serling
    United States  1996
  • Virtuosity
    4.2
    A virtual-reality serial killer manages to escape into the real world.
    Character: Lt. Parker Barnes
    United States  1995
  • Devil in a Blue Dress
    7.3
    It is 1948 in LA and Ezikeal "Easy" Rawlins, an African-American World War II veteran, is looking for work. At his friend's bar, he is introduced to a white man, DeWitt Albright, who is looking for someone to help him fi...
    Character: Easy Rawlins
    United States  1995
  • Crimson Tide
    7.0
    When Russian rebels gain control of nuclear weapons in the USSR, the United States retaliates by deploying the USS Alabama, a nuclear submarine commanded by Captain Frank Ramsey (Gene Hackman). Veteran soldier and Naval legend Ram...
    Character: Hunter
    United States  1995
  • The Pelican Brief
    5.6
    Two Supreme Court Justices have been murdered and a lone law student turns her suspicions about the deaths into a specualtive brief that sends shock waves into the highest levels of government. She and a determined investigative r...
    Character: Gray Grantham
    United States  1993
  • Much Ado About Nothing
    8.2
    When gallant Don Pedro (Denzel Washington), his nefarious brother Don John (Keanu Reeves), and close confidantes Claudio (Robert Sean Leonard) and Benedick (Kenneth Branagh) ride thunderously into the village of Messina, romance, ...
    Character: Don Pedro
    United Kingdom  1993
  • Philadelphia
    7.2
    Tom Hanks plays Andrew Beckett, a hotshot Philadelphia lawyer who has been keeping his homosexuality, and his AIDS, hidden from his conservative bosses. When he's suddenly and inexplicably fired, Andrew suspects AIDS is the reason...
    Character: Joe Miller
    United States  1993
  • Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II (TV)
    4.8
    An account of Black American soldiers in World War II who combated racism in the segregated military and on the home front. In April 1945, some Black American soldiers were among the first 'liberators' to enter Nazi death camps, e...
    United States  1992
  • Malcolm X
    8.0
    Spike Lee brings the life of African-American leader Malcolm X (an intense Denzel Washington in an Oscar-nominated performance) to the big screen in this sprawling, epic biographical drama. Born Malcolm Little, son of a Nebraska p...
    United States  1992
  • Ricochet
    5.6
    In this action thriller, Denzel Washington plays Nick Styles, the assistant district attorney of L.A. The film opens in his early days as a cop on the L.A.P.D. During a carnival, master criminal Earl Talbot Blake creates a scene a...
    Character: Nick Styles
    United States  1991
  • Mississippi Masala
    6.6
    Demetrius is a stalwart, self-made man and owner of a carpet-cleaning business. A chance traffic accident introduces him to Mina, a beautiful young Indian woman whose family fled Uganda under the rule of Idi Amin. As Demetrius and...
    Character: Demetrius Williams
    United States  1991
  • Mo' Better Blues
    6.4
    Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, his friends want him to come out and play but mother insists he finish his lessons. Bleek grows into adulthood and forms his own band - The Bleek Gilliam Quartet. The story...
    Character: Bleek Gilliam
    United States  1990
  • Heart Condition
    5.6
    Jack Moony, a white cop, has it in for a black lawyer to the drug crowd, Napoleon Stone. That Stone is now dating his ex-girlfriend doesn't help matters at all. Stone is shot after Moony suffers a heart attack and wakes to find th...
    Character: Napoleon Stone
    United States  1990
  • The Mighty Quinn
    6.6
    When police officer Xavier Quinn's childhood friend, Maubee, becomes associated with murder and a briefcase full of ten thousand dollar bills, The Mighty Quinn must clear his name. Or try to catch him, which could be even trickier
    Character: Xavier Quinn
    United States  1989
  • Glory
    7.9
    GLORY recounts the bravery of a group of Civil War soldiers often overlooked by history--the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts, a troop of free black men who fought to help win liberty for their enslaved brothers. Based on the histor...
    Character: Pvt. Trip
    United States  1989
  • For Queen & Country
    5.6
    Reuben, having been discharged from the British military, returns to London after a tour of duty in Northern Ireland and the Falklands, where he was decorated as a war Hero. However, given his vocation to his country, he finds int...
    Character: Reuben James
    United Kingdom  1988
  • Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute (TV)
    7.5
    Tony Hollingsworth of Tribute spent 12 months organising this colossal event which was broadcast to 67 countries for 11 hours, reaching an audience of 600 million and setting a record (which still stands) for an entertainment broa
    Character: Himself
    United Kingdom  1988
  • Cry Freedom
    6.7
    An epic drama based on the true story of newspaper editor Donald Woods' investigation into the murder of nationalist leader Steven Biko. Mistrustful of each other at first, but joined in their common desire to end apartheid, the b...
    Character: Steve Biko
    United Kingdom  1987
  • Power
    5.7
    Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country. When his long-time friend and client Ohio senator Sam Hastings decides to quit politics, he is rapidly drafted to help with t...
    Character: Arnold Billings
    United States  1986
  • A Soldier's Story
    6.9
    In the towm of Tynen, Louisiana, a black Master Sergeant is found shot to death just outside the local Army Base. A military lawyer, also a black man, is sent from Washington to conduct an investigation. Facing an uncooperative ch...
    Character: Private First Class Peterson
    United States  1984
  • St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
    7.9
    This hour-long dramatic series featured life at St. Eligius Hospital, headed by Drs. Donald Westphall and Daniel Auschlander. Every year, new residents would walk down the halls of St. Eligius; learning to deal with perfectionist ...
    Character:  Dr. Philip Chandler 137 episodes, 1982-1988
    United States  1982
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