• 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.

Golden Globe (2017)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
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.

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

American Gangster

Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) earns his living as a chauffeur to one of Harlem's leading mobsters. After his boss dies, Frank uses his own ingenuity and strict business code to become one of the inner city's most powerful crime bosses. Meanwhile, veteran cop Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) senses a change in the mob's power structure and looks for ways to bring his opponent to justice.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Golden Globe (2008)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
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
Glory Poster

Glory

Following the Battle of Antietam, Col. Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick) is offered command of the United States' first all-African-American regiment, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. With junior officer Cabot Forbes (Cary Elwes), Shaw puts together a strong and proud unit, including the escaped slave Trip (Denzel Washington) and the wise gravedigger John Rawlins (Morgan Freeman). At first limited to menial manual tasks, the regiment fights to be placed in the heat of battle.

Golden Globe (1990)
Won
Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Won
Actor in a Supporting Role
Cry Freedom Poster

Cry Freedom

Set in apartheid-torn South Africa. Donald Woods is the editor of the East London Daily Express and Steve Biko is a young black leader struggling to improve life in the townships. The two form an unlikely friendship but when Biko is taken into police custody and then murdered, Woods is placed under house arrest. Fearing for his family's safety, he decides to smuggle them over the border.

Golden Globe (1988)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated
Actor in a Supporting Role