Denzel Washington - Best Supporting Actor 1989, Best Actor 2001

GLORY

(War - R)

Denzel Washington won his Supporting Oscar for playing a black Union soldier, a runaway slave, in this Civil War epic with a powerful anti-war story.

TRAINING DAY

Denzel Washington won his Best Actor Oscar for his gritty portrayal of LAPD narc agent Alonzo Harris, a cop whose methods of fighting crime cross the lines of legality and what society deems ethical. He attempts to train rookie Jake Hoyt in the art of his brand of law enforcement.


Denzel Washington (1954 - )

Denzel Washington was born on December 28th, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York, one of three children of a Pentecostal minister and a beautician mother. Denzel Washington earned a degree in Journalism at Fordham University, but became hooked on acting while studying there. He enrolled at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco for a year, and then easily found acting jobs in many television productions, and was employed throughout the eighties in both film and television. In 1982, he was hired to be Dr. Chandler on the show, "Saint Elsewhere," and the gig lasted 6 years. In 1981, Denzel Washington was in his first big film hit, "Carbon Copy."

More about Denzel Washington.

His other nominations include:

CRY FREEDOM (87 - Supporting)
MALCOLM X (92 - Actor)
THE HURRICANE (99 - Actor)

Denzel Washington's other films include:

POWER
THE MIGHTY QUINN
HEART CONDITION
MO' BETTER BLUES
RICOCHET
MISSISSIPPI MASALA
MALCOLM X
MUCH A DO ABOUT NOTHING
THE PELICAN BRIEF
PHILADELPHIA
DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS
CRIMSON TIDE
VIRTUOSITY
COURAGE UNDER FIRE
THE PREACHER'S WIFE
THE HURRICANE
THE BONE COLLECTOR
HE GOT GAME
REMEMBER THE TITANS
BAMBOOZLED
JOHN Q
THE ANTOINE FISHER STORY
OUT OF TIME
MAN ON FIRE

 

IN 2001 THE OTHER BEST ACTOR NOMINEES WERE...

Russell Crowe for A BEAUTIFUL MIND
Sean Penn for I AM SAM
Will Smith for ALI
Tom Wilkinson for IN THE BEDROOM

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