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Denzel Washington

  • Dec 28, 1954 (age 64)
  • 6' 1" (1.85 m)
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2019
Best Actor
Nomination2019

Best Actor

Nominated for "The Equalizer 2".
BET Award
2018
The Equalizer 2
MovieJul 19, 2018

The Equalizer 2

The Equalizer 2 (sometimes promoted as The Equalizer II …
The Equalizer 2 (sometimes promoted as The Equalizer II or EQ2) is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua. It is the sequel to the 2014 film The Equalizer, which was based on the TV series of the same name. The film stars Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Melissa Leo, and Bill Pullman. It follows retired United States Marine and ex-DIA agent Robert McCall as he sets out on a path of revenge after one of his friends is killed. The film is the fourth collaboration between Washington and Fuqua, following Training Day (2001), The Equalizer, and The Magnificent Seven (2016).
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Nomination2018

Best Actor in a Play

Nominated for "The Iceman Cometh".
Tony Award
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Nomination2018

Outstanding Performance by a Male Act…

Nominated for "Roman J. Israel, Esq.".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination2018

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Roman J. Israel, Esq.".
NAACP Image Award
Best Actor
Nomination2018

Best Actor

Nominated for "Roman J. Israel, Esq.".
BET Award
2017
Roman J. Israel, Esq.
MovieSep 10, 2017

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ. is …
ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ. is a dramatic thriller set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. 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. Colin Farrell costars as the monied, cutthroat lawyer who recruits Roman to his firm.
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Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Award2017

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Won award for "Fences".
NAACP Image Award
Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nomination2017

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Nominated for "Roman J. Israel, Esq.".
Golden Globe Award
Best Actor
Nomination2017

Best Actor

Nominated for "Roman J. Israel, Esq.".
Academy Award
Best Actor
Nomination2017

Best Actor

Nominated for "Roman J. Israel, Esq.".
Academy Award
Nomination2017

Best Actor

Nominated for "Fences and The Magnificent Seven".
BET Award
Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nomination2017

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Nominated for "Roman J. Israel, Esq.".
Golden Globe Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination2017

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Fences".
NAACP Image Award
Nomination2017

Favorite Movie Icon

Nominated for People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Icon.
People's Choice Award
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nomination2017

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a …

Nominated for "Fences".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Nomination2017

Outstanding Performance by a Male Act…

Nominated for "Fences".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Award2017

Outstanding Performance by a Male Act…

Won award for "Fences".
Screen Actors Guild Award
2016
Fences
MovieDec 6, 2016

Fences

A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family …
A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.
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The Magnificent Seven
MovieSep 8, 2016

The Magnificent Seven

Director Antoine Fuqua …
Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.
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Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nomination2016

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Nominated for "Fences".
Golden Globe Award
Best Director
Nomination2016

Best Director

Nominated for "Fences".
Satellite Award
Best Actor – Motion Picture
Nomination2016

Best Actor – Motion Picture

Nominated for "Fences".
Satellite Award
Best Picture
Nomination2016

Best Picture

Nominated for "Fences".
Critics' Choice Movie Award
Best Picture
Nomination2016

Best Picture

Nominated for "Fences".
Academy Award
Best Actor
Nomination2016

Best Actor

Nominated for "Fences".
Critics' Choice Movie Award
Best Actor
Nomination2016

Best Actor

Nominated for "Fences".
Academy Award
Best Director
Nomination2016

Best Director

Nominated for "Fences".
Critics' Choice Movie Award
2015
Award2015

Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award

Won Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award.
Nomination2015

Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award

Nominated for Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award.
2014
The Equalizer
MovieSep 7, 2014

The Equalizer

The Equalizer stars Denzel Washington as Robert …
The Equalizer stars Denzel Washington as Robert McCall, a former Black Ops commando who faked his own death in hopes of living out a quiet life in Boston. However, when he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to save a young girl named Teri "Chloë Grace Moretz", he finds his thirst for justice reawakened after coming face-to-face with a syndicate of brutal Russian gangsters. Afterwards, McCall becomes the go-to man when the helpless require the kind of vengeance they would never find without his skills.
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Nomination2014

Outstanding Actor in a Play

Nominated for "A Raisin In The Sun".
Drama Desk Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination2014

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "The Equalizer".
NAACP Image Award
2013
2 Guns
MovieJul 30, 2013

2 Guns

Two hardened criminals get into trouble with the US border …
Two hardened criminals get into trouble with the US border patrol after meeting with a Mexican drug lord, and then revelations start to unfold.
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Best Actor
Nomination2013

Best Actor

Nominated for "Flight".
BET Award
Best Jaw Dropping Moment
Nomination2013

Best Jaw Dropping Moment

Nominated for "Flight".
MTV Movie Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination2013

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Flight".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Nomination2013

Outstanding Performance by a Male Act…

Nominated for "Flight".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Award2013

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Won award for "Flight".
NAACP Image Award
2012
Flight
MovieOct 14, 2012

Flight

An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his …
An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling.
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Safe House
MovieFeb 7, 2012

Safe House

A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a …
A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.
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Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nomination2012

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Nominated for "Flight".
Golden Globe Award
Best Actor
Nomination2012

Best Actor

Nominated for "Flight".
Academy Award
Best Actor – Motion Picture
Nomination2012

Best Actor – Motion Picture

Nominated for "Flight".
Satellite Award
Best Actor
Nomination2012

Best Actor

Nominated for "Safe House".
BET Award
Best Actor
Nomination2012

Best Actor

Nominated for "Flight".
Critics' Choice Movie Award
Best Actor
Nomination2012

Best Actor

Nominated for "Flight".
AACTA International Award
2011
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Award2011

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Won award for "The Book of Eli".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination2011

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "The Book of Eli".
NAACP Image Award
2010
Unstoppable
MovieOct 26, 2010

Unstoppable

A runaway train carrying a cargo of toxic chemicals puts an …
A runaway train carrying a cargo of toxic chemicals puts an engineer and his conductor in a race against time. They're chasing the runaway train in a separate locomotive and need to bring it under control before it derails on a curve and causes a toxic spill that will decimate a town.
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The Book of Eli
MovieJan 11, 2010

The Book of Eli

In a post-apocalyptic America where the once-picturesque …
In a post-apocalyptic America where the once-picturesque countryside has become a desolate and violent wasteland, one man (Denzel Washington) fights to protect that sacred tome that could hold the key to the survival of the human race in this futuristic thriller from filmmaking duo Albert and Allen Hughes (From Hell and Dead Presidents). Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, and Ray Stevenson co-star in the Warner Bros. production.
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Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination2010

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "The Taking of Pelham 123".
NAACP Image Award
Best Actor
Nomination2010

Best Actor

Nominated for "The Taking of Pelham 123".
BET Award
Best Actor in a Play
Award2010

Best Actor in a Play

Won award for "Fences".
Tony Award
Best Actor in a Play
Award2010

Best Actor in a Play

Won award for "Fences".
Tony Award
Outstanding Actor in a Play
Award2010

Outstanding Actor in a Play

Won award for "Fences".
Outer Critics Circle Award
Best Actor
Nomination2010

Best Actor

Nominated for "The Taking of Pelham 123".
Black Reel Award
Outstanding Actor in a Play
Nomination2010

Outstanding Actor in a Play

Nominated for "Fences".
Outer Critics Circle Award
Best Actor in a Play
Nomination2010

Best Actor in a Play

Nominated for "Fences".
Tony Award
Best Actor in a Play
Nomination2010

Best Actor in a Play

Nominated for "Fences".
Tony Award
2009
The Taking of Pelham 123
MovieJun 4, 2009

The Taking of Pelham 123

Armed men hijack a New …
Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
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2008
Award2008

Best Actor

Won award for "American Gangster and The Great Debaters".
BET Award
Best Villain
Nomination2008

Best Villain

Nominated for "American Gangster".
MTV Movie Award
Best Actor
Nomination2008

Best Actor

Nominated for "The Great Debaters".
BET Award
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture
Nomination2008

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "The Great Debaters".
NAACP Image Award
Best Male Performance
Nomination2008

Best Male Performance

Nominated for "American Gangster".
MTV Movie Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination2008

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "The Great Debaters".
NAACP Image Award
Nomination2008

Favorite Movie Actor

Nominated for People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor.
People's Choice Award
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nomination2008

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a …

Nominated for "American Gangster".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Best Actor
Award2008

Best Actor

Won award for "The Great Debaters".
BET Award
Nomination2008

Best Actor

Nominated for "American Gangster and The Great Debaters".
BET Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Award2008

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Won award for "The Great Debaters".
NAACP Image Award
2007
The Great Debaters
MovieDec 11, 2007

The Great Debaters

Marshall, Texas, described by James Farmer, Jr. as "the …
Marshall, Texas, described by James Farmer, Jr. as "the last city to surrender after the Civil War," is home to Wiley College, where, in 1935-36, inspired by the Harlem Renaissance and his clandestine work as a union organizer, Professor Melvin Tolson coaches the debate team to a nearly-undefeated season that sees the first debate between U.S. students from white and Negro colleges and ends with an invitation to face Harvard University's national champions. The team of four, which includes a female student and a very young James Farmer, is tested in a crucible heated by Jim Crow, sexism, a lynch mob, an arrest and near riot, a love affair, jealousy, and a national radio audience.
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American Gangster
MovieOct 19, 2007

American Gangster

An outcast New York City cop is charged with bringing down …
An outcast New York City cop is charged with bringing down Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, whose real life inspired this partly biographical film.
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Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nomination2007

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Nominated for "American Gangster".
Golden Globe Award
Best Motion Picture – Drama
Nomination2007

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Nominated for "The Great Debaters".
Golden Globe Award
Nomination2007

Favorite Movie Actor

Nominated for People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor.
People's Choice Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination2007

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Inside Man".
NAACP Image Award
Best Actor – Motion Picture
Nomination2007

Best Actor – Motion Picture

Nominated for "American Gangster".
Satellite Award
2006
Deja Vu
MovieNov 20, 2006

Deja Vu

Déjà Vu is a 2006 American science fiction thriller film …
Déjà Vu is a 2006 American science fiction thriller film directed by Tony Scott, written by Bill Marsilii and Terry Rossio, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The film stars Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Jim Caviezel, Val Kilmer, Adam Goldberg and Bruce Greenwood. It involves an ATF agent who travels back in time in an attempt to prevent a domestic terrorist attack that takes place in New Orleans and to save a woman with whom he falls in love.
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Inside Man
MovieMar 16, 2006

Inside Man

Composed and meticulous, the soft-spoken and ingenious …
Composed and meticulous, the soft-spoken and ingenious bank robber, Dalton Russell, has orchestrated the perfect heist--shortly, the Manhattan bank at the corner of Wall Street and Broadway along with dozens of hostages will be his to command. Try as he might, the rough hostage negotiator, Keith Frazier, is always one step behind the criminal mastermind--and what is more disheartening--the institution's silver-haired founder, Arthur Case, recruits the intelligent problem-fixer, Madeline White, to retrieve something of paramount importance. However, the thieves seem to procrastinate intentionally, when they should be rushing into action. Will Arthur and Madeline get what they want this time?
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Best Actor
Nomination2006

Best Actor

Nominated for "Inside Man".
BET Award
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Nomination2006

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in …

Nominated for "Inside Man".
Black Movie Award
2005
Award2005

BET Humanitarian Award

Won BET Humanitarian Award.
Nomination2005

Favorite Movie Actor

Nominated for People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor.
People's Choice Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination2005

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Man on Fire".
NAACP Image Award
2004
The Manchurian Candidate
MovieJul 19, 2004

The Manchurian Candidate

In the midst of the Gulf War, …
In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.
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Man on Fire
MovieApr 21, 2004

Man on Fire

In Mexico City, a former CIA operative swears vengeance …
In Mexico City, a former CIA operative swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.
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Best Actor
Nomination2004

Best Actor

Nominated for "Out of Time".
BET Award
Favorite Movie Actor
Nomination2004

Favorite Movie Actor

Nominated for "Out of Time".
People's Choice Award
Best Actor
Award2004

Best Actor

Won award for "Out of Time".
BET Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination2004

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Out of Time".
NAACP Image Award
2003
Out of Time
MovieSep 7, 2003

Out of Time

Matt Lee Whitlock, respected chief of police in small Banyan …
Matt Lee Whitlock, respected chief of police in small Banyan Key, Florida, must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion. Matt Lee has to stay a few steps ahead of his own police force and everyone he's trusted in order to find out the truth.
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Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination2003

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "John Q".
NAACP Image Award
Favorite Movie Actor
Nomination2003

Favorite Movie Actor

Nominated for "John Q".
People's Choice Award
Best Director
Nomination2003

Best Director

Nominated for "Antwone Fisher".
Satellite Award
Best Actor
Nomination2003

Best Actor

Nominated for "Antwone Fisher".
BET Award
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination2003

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motio…

Nominated for "Antwone Fisher".
NAACP Image Award
Freedom
Award2003

Freedom

Won award for "Antwone Fisher".
BFCA Critics' Choice Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Award2003

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Won award for "John Q".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Award2003

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motio…

Won award for "Antwone Fisher".
NAACP Image Award
Producers Guild of America Award - Stanley Kramer Award
Award2003

Producers Guild of America Award - Sta…

Won award for "Antwone Fisher".
2002
Antwone Fisher
MovieSep 12, 2002

Antwone Fisher

Antwone Fisher, a young navy man, is forced to see a …
Antwone Fisher, a young navy man, is forced to see a psychiatrist after a violent outburst against a fellow crewman. During the course of treatment a painful past is revealed and a new hope begins.
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John Q
MovieFeb 15, 2002

John Q

John Quincy Archibald's son Michael collapses while …
John Quincy Archibald's son Michael collapses while playing baseball as a result of heart failure. John rushes Michael to a hospital emergency room where he is informed that Michael's only hope is a transplant. Unfortunately, John's insurance won't cover his son's transplant. Out of options, John Q. takes the emergency room staff and patients hostage until hospital doctors agree to do the transplant.
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Best Actor – Motion Picture
Nomination2002

Best Actor – Motion Picture

Nominated for "Training Day".
Satellite Award
Best Actor
Nomination2002

Best Actor

Nominated for "Training Day".
BET Award
Nomination2002

Best Actor

Nominated for "Training Day and John Q.".
BET Award
Best Actor
Nomination2002

Best Actor

Nominated for "Training Day".
Black Reel Award
Best Actor
Nomination2002

Best Actor

Nominated for "Training Day".
Chicago Film Critics Association Award
Best Actor
Nomination2002

Best Actor

Nominated for "Training Day".
Online Film Critics Society Award
Best Villain
Nomination2002

Best Villain

Nominated for "Training Day".
MTV Movie Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination2002

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Training Day".
NAACP Image Award
Best Actor
Award2002

Best Actor

Won award for "Training Day".
Black Reel Award
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Nomination2002

Outstanding Performance by a Male Act…

Nominated for "Training Day".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Best Line
Nomination2002

Best Line

Nominated for "Training Day".
MTV Movie Award
Best Villain
Award2002

Best Villain

Won award for "Training Day".
MTV Movie Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Award2002

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Won award for "Training Day".
NAACP Image Award
Favorite Movie Actor
Nomination2002

Favorite Movie Actor

Nominated for "Training Day".
People's Choice Award
Best Actor
Award2002

Best Actor

Won award for "Training Day".
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award
2001
Training Day
MovieSep 2, 2001

Training Day

On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a …
On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the L.A.P.D. with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.
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Best Actor
Award2001

Best Actor

Won award for "Remember the Titans".
BET Award
Nomination2001

Outstanding Non-Fiction Special

Nominated for "Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks".
Primetime Emmy Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination2001

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Remember the Titans".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Award2001

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Won award for "Remember the Titans".
NAACP Image Award
Favorite Movie Actor
Nomination2001

Favorite Movie Actor

Nominated for "Remember the Titans".
People's Choice Award
Best Actor
Nomination2001

Best Actor

Nominated for "Training Day".
National Society of Film Critics Award
Best Actor
Nomination2001

Best Actor

Nominated for "Training Day".
Academy Award
Best Actor
Award2001

Best Actor

Won award for "Training Day".
Academy Award
Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nomination2001

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Nominated for "Training Day".
Golden Globe Award
Best Actor
Nomination2001

Best Actor

Nominated for "Training Day".
Boston Society of Film Critics Award
Best Actor
Nomination2001

Best Actor

Nominated for "Remember the Titans".
BET Award
Best Actor
Nomination2001

Best Actor

Nominated for "Training Day".
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award
Best Actor
Award2001

Best Actor

Won award for "Training Day".
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award
Best Actor – Motion Picture
Nomination2001

Best Actor – Motion Picture

Nominated for "Remember the Titans".
Satellite Award
2000
Remember the Titans
MovieSep 23, 2000

Remember the Titans

Suburban Virginia schools have been segregated for …
Suburban Virginia schools have been segregated for generations. One Black and one White high school are closed and the students sent to T.C. Williams High School under federal mandate to integrate. The year is seen through the eyes of the football team where the man hired to coach the Black school is made head coach over the highly successful white coach. Based on the actual events of 1971, the team becomes the unifying symbol for the community as the boys and the adults learn to depend on and trust each other.
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Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Nomination2000

Outstanding Performance by a Male Act…

Nominated for "The Hurricane".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Best Actor – Motion Picture
Nomination2000

Best Actor – Motion Picture

Nominated for "The Hurricane".
Satellite Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination2000

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "The Hurricane".
NAACP Image Award
Nomination2000

Favorite Movie Actor

Nominated for People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor.
People's Choice Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Award2000

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Won award for "The Hurricane".
NAACP Image Award
1999
The Hurricane
MovieSep 17, 1999

The Hurricane

This film tells the story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, an …
This film tells the story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, an African-American man who rose above his troubled youth to become a top contender for the middle-weight boxing title. However, his dreams are shattered when he is accused of a triple murder, and is convicted to three natural-life terms. Despite becoming a cause celebre and his dogged efforts to prove his innocence through his autobiography, the years of fruitless efforts have left him discouraged. This changes when an African-American boy and his Canadian mentors read his book and are convinced of his innocence enough to work for his exoneration. However, what Hurricane and his friends learn is that this fight puts them against a racist establishment that profited from this travesty and have no intention of seeing it reversed.
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The Bone Collector
MovieAug 29, 1999

The Bone Collector

A quadriplegic ex-homicide detective and his female …
A quadriplegic ex-homicide detective and his female partner try to track down a serial killer who is terrorizing New York City.
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Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nomination1999

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Nominated for "The Hurricane".
Golden Globe Award
Favorite Actor - Suspense
Nomination1999

Favorite Actor - Suspense

Nominated for "The Siege".
Blockbuster Entertainment Award
Best Actor
Nomination1999

Best Actor

Nominated for "The Hurricane".
Academy Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination1999

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "He Got Game".
NAACP Image Award
Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Award1999

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Won award for "The Hurricane".
Golden Globe Award
1998
The Siege
MovieNov 6, 1998

The Siege

The secret U.S. abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a …
The secret U.S. abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York City, which leads to the declaration of martial-law.
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He Got Game
MovieApr 25, 1998

He Got Game

A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a …
A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.
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Nomination1998

Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Chil…

Nominated for "Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child".
NAACP Image Award
Award1998

Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Chil…

Won award for "Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child".
NAACP Image Award
1997
Award1997

Entertainer of the Year

Won NAACP Image Award …
Won NAACP Image Award for Entertainer of the Year.
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Award1997

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Won award for "Courage Under Fire".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination1997

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Courage Under Fire".
NAACP Image Award
1996
The Preacher's Wife
MovieDec 13, 1996

The Preacher's Wife

An angel comes to Earth to help a preacher save his church …
An angel comes to Earth to help a preacher save his church and his family.
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Courage Under Fire
MovieJul 12, 1996

Courage Under Fire

The pilot of a rescue copter, Captain Karen Walden, died …
The pilot of a rescue copter, Captain Karen Walden, died shortly before her helicopter crew was rescued after it crashed in Desert Storm. It first appears that she made a spectacular rescue of a downed helicopter crew, then held her own crew together to fight off the Iraqis after her copter crashed. Lt. Colonel Serling, who is struggling with his own demons from Desert Storm, is assigned to investigate her worthiness for the Medal of Honor. But some conflicting accounts, from her crew and soldiers in the area, cause him to question whether she deserves it.
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Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Award1996

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Won award for "Crimson Tide".
NAACP Image Award
Nomination1996

Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Chil…

Nominated for "Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child".
NAACP Image Award
Award1996

Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Chil…

Won award for "Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child".
NAACP Image Award
Best Male Performance
Nomination1996

Best Male Performance

Nominated for "Crimson Tide".
MTV Movie Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination1996

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Crimson Tide".
NAACP Image Award
1995
Devil in a Blue Dress
MovieSep 16, 1995

Devil in a Blue Dress

It is 1948 in LA and Ezikeal …
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 find a missing white woman assumed to be hiding somewhere in LA's Black community. This woman, Daphne Monet, happens to be the fiancée of a wealthy "blue blood," Todd Carter, who is currently the favorite in the city's mayoralty race. Daphne Monet is known to frequent the Black jazz clubs in LA. Easy, innocently, accepts Albright's offer; however, he quickly finds himself amidst murder, crooked cops, ruthless politicians, and brutalizing hoodlums. This is a Chandler-esque "who-done-it" with an African-American theme.
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Virtuosity
MovieAug 4, 1995

Virtuosity

When a virtual reality simulation created using the …
When a virtual reality simulation created using the personalities of multiple serial killers manages to escape into the real world, an ex-cop is tasked with stopping its reign of terror.
  • IMDb
Nomination1995

Outstanding Informational Special

Nominated for "Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream".
Primetime Emmy Award
1994
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination1994

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motio…

Nominated for "Much Ado About Nothing".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Award1994

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Won award for "Malcolm X".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination1994

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Malcolm X".
NAACP Image Award
Best On-Screen Duo
Nomination1994

Best On-Screen Duo

Nominated for "Philadelphia".
MTV Movie Award
Most Desirable Male
Nomination1994

Most Desirable Male

Nominated for "The Pelican Brief".
MTV Movie Award
1993
Philadelphia
MovieDec 14, 1993

Philadelphia

When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his …
When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.
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Much Ado About Nothing
MovieMay 6, 1993

Much Ado About Nothing

Young lovers Hero and …
Young lovers Hero and Claudio are to be married in one week. To pass the time, they conspire with Don Pedro to set a "lover's trap" for Benedick, an arrogant confirmed bachelor, and Beatrice, his favorite sparring partner. Meanwhile, the evil Don Jon conspires to break up the wedding by accusing Hero of infidelity. In the end, though, it all turns out to be "much ado about nothing".
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Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination1993

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Mississippi Masala".
NAACP Image Award
Best Male Performance
Award1993

Best Male Performance

Won award for "Malcolm X".
MTV Movie Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Award1993

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Won award for "Mississippi Masala".
NAACP Image Award
Best Male Performance
Nomination1993

Best Male Performance

Nominated for "Malcolm X".
MTV Movie Award
1992
Malcolm X
MovieNov 18, 1992

Malcolm X

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential …
Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.
  • IMDb
Best Actor
Award1992

Best Actor

Won award for "Malcolm X".
New York Film Critics Circle Award
Best Actor
Nomination1992

Best Actor

Nominated for "Malcolm X".
Academy Award
Best Actor
Nomination1992

Best Actor

Nominated for "Malcolm X".
National Society of Film Critics Award
Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nomination1992

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Nominated for "Malcolm X".
Golden Globe Award
1991
Ricochet
MovieOct 4, 1991

Ricochet

In this action thriller, Denzel Washington plays Nick …
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 after a botched drug deal. Styles and Blake confront each other, during which Blake is wounded by Styles and later sent to prison. Seven years later, Blake escapes from prison during a parole board hearing to carry out his revenge against Styles, and what follows is a violent series of events that destroys Styles' career. This sets the stage for one last bloody duel between Styles and Blake.
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Mississippi Masala
MovieSep 18, 1991

Mississippi Masala

An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes …
An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families have to come to terms with it.
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Malcolm Washington
ChildApril 1991

Malcolm Washington

Malcolm Washington born.
Olivia Washington
ChildApril 1991

Olivia Washington

Olivia Washington was born on April 10, 1991 in Los …
Olivia Washington was born on April 10, 1991 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Olivia Rashelle Washington. She is an actress, known for The Butler (2013), Mr. Robot (2015) and The Comedian (2016).
  • IMDb
1990
Mo' Better Blues
MovieJul 23, 1990

Mo' Better Blues

Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, …
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 of Bleek's and Shadow's friendly rivalry on stage which spills into their professional relationship and threatens to tear apart the quartet.
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Heart Condition
MovieJan 12, 1990

Heart Condition

A racist cop receives a heart transplant from a black …
A racist cop receives a heart transplant from a black lawyer he hates, who returns as a ghost to ask the cop to help take down the men who murdered him.
  • IMDb
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination1990

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motio…

Nominated for "Glory".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Award1990

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motio…

Won award for "Glory".
NAACP Image Award
1989
Glory
MovieDec 14, 1989

Glory

Shaw was an officer in the Federal Army during the American …
Shaw was an officer in the Federal Army during the American Civil War who volunteered to lead the first company of black soldiers. Shaw was forced to deal with the prejudices of both the enemy (who had orders to kill commanding officers of blacks), and of his own fellow officers.
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The Mighty Quinn
MovieFeb 17, 1989

The Mighty Quinn

When police officer Xavier Quinn's childhood friend, Maubee, …
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.
  • IMDb
Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nomination1989

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Nominated for "Glory".
Golden Globe Award
Best Supporting Actor
Nomination1989

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "Glory".
National Society of Film Critics Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination1989

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "The Mighty Quinn".
NAACP Image Award
Best Supporting Actor
Nomination1989

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "Glory".
Academy Award
Best Supporting Actor
Award1989

Best Supporting Actor

Won award for "Glory".
Academy Award
Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Award1989

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Won award for "Glory".
Golden Globe Award
1988
For Queen and Country
MovieMay 17, 1988

For Queen and Country

A retired British soldier …
A retired British soldier struggles to adjust to everyday life, with increasing difficulty.
  • IMDb
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination1988

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Cry Freedom".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Award1988

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Won award for "Cry Freedom".
NAACP Image Award
1987
Katia Washington
ChildNovember 1987

Katia Washington

Katia Washington is known for her work on The Equalizer …
Katia Washington is known for her work on The Equalizer (2014), Fences (2016) and Django Unchained (2012).
  • IMDb
Cry Freedom
MovieNov 1, 1987

Cry Freedom

South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the …
South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country, after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend, the black activist Steve Biko.
  • IMDb
Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nomination1987

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Nominated for "Cry Freedom".
Golden Globe Award
Best Supporting Actor
Nomination1987

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "Cry Freedom".
Academy Award
1986
Power
MovieJan 31, 1986

Power

Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political …
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 the campaign of the man destined to succeed him, unknown and mysterious businessman Jerome Cade. In parallel, and unaware of the potential dangers, he proceeds to unravel the mystery surrounding Hastings dropping out, with the aide of his ex-wife, a prominent Washington-based journalist. But interests more powerful than local arm wrestling are at stake, and things start going awry.
  • IMDb
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Award1986

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motio…

Won award for "Power".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination1986

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motio…

Nominated for "Power".
NAACP Image Award
1985
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Award1985

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motio…

Won award for "A Soldier's Story".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination1985

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motio…

Nominated for "A Soldier's Story".
NAACP Image Award
1984
A Soldier's Story
MovieSep 13, 1984

A Soldier's Story

An African American officer investigates a murder in a …
An African American officer investigates a murder in a racially charged situation in World War II.
  • IMDb
John David Washington
ChildJuly 1984

John David Washington

John David Washington …
John David Washington (born July 28, 1984) is an American actor and former football running back. He played college football at Morehouse College and signed with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2006. Professionally, Washington spent four years as the running back for the United Football League's Sacramento Mountain Lions.
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1983
Pauletta Washington
MarriageJune 1983

Pauletta Washington

Pauletta Pearson Washington (born September 28, 1950) is an …
Pauletta Pearson Washington (born September 28, 1950) is an American actress.
  • IMDb
1982
Award1982

Ensemble Performance

Won award for "A Soldier's Play".
Obie Award
1981
Carbon Copy
MovieAug 6, 1981

Carbon Copy

A white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he …
A white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he has a black teen-age son who can't wait to be adopted into the almost exclusively white community of San Marino, California.
  • IMDb
1979
Flesh and Blood
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MovieOct 15, 1979

Flesh and Blood

A convict takes up boxing in prison and this brings a new …
A convict takes up boxing in prison and this brings a new meaning to his life. Once out, his trainer motivates him to become a professional boxer. He cares about only two other things, his uncomfortably close mother and absent father.
  • IMDb
1977
Wilma
MovieDec 19, 1977

Wilma

The story of American track sprinter Wilma Rudolph, who …
The story of American track sprinter Wilma Rudolph, who overcame physical handicaps to win three gold medals in the 1960 Olympics.
  • IMDb
1954
Denzel Washington
BirthDecember 1954

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington was born.
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