'Book of Eli' star Denzel Washington has become one of the most respected and influential actors of the current generation: a genuine movie star with grace, vigor and magnetic charm.

Audiences love to root for the five-time Oscar nominee, who's become Hollywood's go-to hero -- for proof, see his latest, 'The Taking of Pelham 123.' But he's also proven, with films like 'Training Day' and 'American Gangster,' that he enjoys the occasional foray to the villainous side of the screen.

Of Washington's almost 40 screen credits, we've chosen his top 10. Check out our picks for Denzel's best films, and then tell us yours.
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