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Denzel Washington Features

This is the section for all our "FUN" Denzel Washington information - please enjoy!

Did You Know?

... that Denzel Washington stepped up election year 2008 to remind everyone not to forget the kids. Here is a commentary he wrote for CNN. And after Barak Obama won, Denzel Washington celebrated with President Obama at the Inaguaration Ball.

... that Denzel Washington made his big screen debut in the 1981 comedy Carbon Copy and then proceeded to build a career dominated almost exclusively with dramatic roles. So far in his 25+ year career, he has only been one other traditional comedy Heart Condition and one romantic comedy The Preacher's Wife.

... that Denzel Washington achieved stardom while playing the intense Dr. Phillip Chandler on TV's hospital drama St. Elsewhere throughout most of the eighties. Despite his ever growing demand in the film market, Denzel Washington stayed on the show all six seasons it was on the air, limiting his movie making to one each summer - a strategy that went a long way towards easing the often difficult transition actor must make from the TV to the motion picture worlds. Below, courtesy of HULU, enjoy Denzel Washington in a season one episode of St. Elsewhere entitled "Family History."

... that Denzel Washington has had a very successful collaboration with director Spike Lee (pictured here together in Malcolm X). They have made four very entertaining movies together: Inside Man, He Got Game, Malcolm X and Mo' Better Blues.

... that Denzel Washington has carved out a niche for himself in portraying military figures. At last count, his character has been a member of one of the US military branches in seven films. This list includes: The Manchurian Candidate, Antwone Fisher, Courage Under Fire, Crimson Tide, Glory, For Queen and Country and A Soldier's Story.

...that Denzel Washington has also portrayed a large number of real-life people on the silver screen. We count seven. They are: Malcolm X in Malcolm X, Steve Biko in Cry Freedom, Trip a member of the 54th Massachusetts Civil War Volunteer Regiment in Glory, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter in The Hurricane, Coach Herman Boone in Remember the Titans, Dr. Jerome Davenport in Antwone Fisher, Melvin B. Tolson in The Great Debaters and Frank Lucas in American Gangster.

...that Denzel Washington has added "successful director" to his resume. He has directed and starred in two movies The Great Debaters and Antwone Fisher.

... that Denzel Washington wrote the foreward and the main chapter of the book, A Hand to Guide Me which is a compilation of the inspiring stories of celebrities and public figures who had mentors when they were young.

...that Denzel Washington was named the Sexist Man Alive by People Magazine in 1996.

... Just for fun. Would you think it's possible to do a Denzel Washington impersonation? Here's one for you:

... Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta have been married for twenty six years. One of their many philanthropic projects is The Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars Program. You can watch them together discussing another one of their projects The Bible Experience.

On Location

Grauman's/Mann's Chinese Theater Footprints
Denzel Washington is just one of the many legendary celebrities to leave hand and footprints outside the famous Grauman's (now Mann's) Chinese Theater.

Mann's Chinese Theater
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

Star Sightings

2002 Golden Globe Awards
On January 20, 2002 the biggest and brightest stars of the television and motion picture industry gathered at the Beverly Hills Hilton to be honored by the Foreign Press Association for their work in the year 2001 at the 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Destination Hollywood was there and so was ...

... Denzel Washington who was nominated for a Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama Golden Globe for Training Day.

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Malcolm X

Easy Rawlins ( Devil in a Blue Dress ):

"A man once told me that you step out of your door in the morning, and you are already in trouble. The only question is are you on top of that trouble or not?"

In which movie was Denzel Washington's character was paralyzed?