Trivia for Denzel Washington: movies, co-stars, awards, life.
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1. Denzel Washington was born in Mount Vernon, in New York, in 1954.
2. He stands at 6' 0½" (1.84 m).
3. His full name is Denzel Hayes Washington Jr.
4. He has been married to actress Pauletta Washington since 1983. They met at a TV movie set in 1977. The movie is called Wilma and incidentally, Denzel’s first credited screen appearance.
5. They have 4 children together - 2 boys and 2 girls. The oldest is his son John, born in 1984 and the youngest are twins born in 1991.
6. The twins are called Malcolm and Olivia. Malcolm was named after Malcolm X. Denzel played Malcolm X in the movie Malcolm X in 1992.
7. Denzel Washington has been nominated for Oscar 5 times – of these 5 nominations, he won twice. Once in 1989 for Glory (Best Supporting Actor) and once for Best Actor in 2002 for his role in Training Day. His three other nominations were for Best Actor – The Hurricane in 1999, Best Actor- Malcolm X in 1992 and Best Supporting Actor – Cry Freedom in 1987.
8. His Training Day co-star Ethan Hawke was nominated for Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
9. Denzel had a starring role in the medical drama St. Elsewhere. The show lasted for 6 seasons (1982-1988).
10. He has co-starred with fellow Oscar-winner Russell Crowe twice. Once in American Gangster and once in Virtuosity.
11. He is a university graduate. He holds a B.A. in Journalism.
12. He is good friends with The Pelican Brief co-star Julia Roberts. The Pelican Brief is the 1993 movie adaptation of the best-selling John Grisham novel of the same name. The movie was adapted to screen and directed by Alan J. Bakula.
13. His most recent project is an action/thriller called Safe House, co-starring Ryan Reynolds.
14. Denzel Washington's co-stars include Keanu Reeves, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh (Much Ado Nothing),Julia Roberts (The Pelican Brief), Tom Hanks, Antonio Banderas (Philedelphia), Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman (Glory), Angelina Jolie (The Bone Collector), Clive Owen, Jodie Foster (Inside Man), Dakota Fanning, Christopher Waken (Man on Fire), Live Schreiber, Meryl Streep (The Manchurian Candidate), Val Kilmer, James Caviezel (Déjà vu), Russell Crowe (American Gangster), John Travolta (The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3), Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson (Unstoppable), Forest Whitekar (The Great Debaters), Mila Kunis and Gary Oldman (The Book of Eli), Bruce Willis, Annette Bening (The Siege), John Goodman, Donald Sutherland (Fallen), Whitney Houston (The Preacher’s Wife), Meg Ryan, Matt Damon (Courage Under Fire) and Gene Hackman and Viggo Mortensen (Crimson Tide).