• Denzel  Washington

    Denzel Washington Awards

    Born on December 28th, 1954

    From Mount Vernon, New York

Roman J. Israel, Esq. Poster

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Roman J. Israel is an idealistic defense attorney whose life gets upended when his boss and mentor -- the legendary civil rights icon William Henry Jackson -- dies unexpectedly. He's then recruited to join a law firm led by George Pierce, an ambitious lawyer who was one of Jackson's former students. Israel's legacy of activism soon gets put to the test when he takes on the case of Langston Bailey, a young man accused of murdering a convenience store clerk.

Golden Globe (2018)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2018)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated
Actor in a Leading Role
Fences Poster

Fences

Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's (Jovan Adepo) chance to meet a college football recruiter.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Golden Globe (2017)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Won
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated
Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2016)
Won
Cecille B. DeMille Award
Flight Poster

Flight

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.

Golden Globe (2013)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated
Actor in a Leading Role
Training Day Poster

Training Day

Police drama about a veteran officer who escorts a rookie on his first day with the LAPD's tough inner-city narcotics unit. "Training Day" is a blistering action drama that asks the audience to decide what is necessary, what is heroic and what crosses the line in the harrowing gray zone of fighting urban crime. Does law-abiding law enforcement come at the expense of justice and public safety? If so, do we demand safe streets at any cost?

Golden Globe (2002)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Won
Actor in a Leading Role
The Hurricane Poster

The Hurricane

Denzel Washington is Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a man whose dreams of winning the middleweight boxing title were destroyed when he was arrested along with another man for the murders of 3 people in a New Jersey bar. Wrongfully accused, Carter and John Artis were sentenced to 3 life terms in prison.

Golden Globe (2000)
Won
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated
Actor in a Leading Role
Malcolm X Poster

Malcolm X

A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left a legacy of self-determination and racial pride.

Golden Globe (1993)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated
Actor in a Leading Role