Born on December 28, 1954
From Mount Vernon, New York
Denzel Washington as "Whip Whitaker"
Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous mechanical malfunction sends his plane hurtling toward the ground. Whip pulls off a miraculous crash-landing that results in only six lives lost. Shaken to the core, Whip vows to get sober -- but when the crash investigation exposes his addiction, he finds himself in an even worse situation.
|Academy Award (2012)||Nominated||Actor in a Leading Role|
|Golden Globe (2012)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role|