Denzel Washington on screen and stage

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A photograph of Washington at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2000
Washington attending the Berlin International Film Festival in 2000

Denzel Washington is an American actor who made his feature film debut in Carbon Copy (1981).[1] In 1982, Washington made his first appearance in the medical drama St. Elsewhere as Dr. Philip Chandler. The role proved to be the breakthrough in his career.[2][3] He starred as Private First Class Melvin Peterson in the drama A Soldier's Story (1984). The film was an adaptation of the Off-Broadway play A Soldier's Play (1981–1983) in which Washington had earlier portrayed the same character.[4] In 1987, he played Steve Biko, an anti-apartheid activist in the Richard Attenborough-directed drama Cry Freedom, for which he received his first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.[5][6] Two years later, Washington won the award for playing Trip, a former slave-turned-soldier in Civil War film Glory (1989).[5][7] In 1990, he played the title character in the play The Tragedy of Richard III, and starred in Spike Lee's comedy-drama Mo' Better Blues. Washington received the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the Berlin International Film Festival, for playing the eponymous civil rights activist in Lee's Malcolm X (1992).[8]

In 1993, Washington starred in Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of the Shakespearean comedy Much Ado About Nothing, legal thriller The Pelican Brief opposite Julia Roberts, and AIDS drama Philadelphia opposite Tom Hanks. He appeared in Tony Scott's Crimson Tide in 1995. Washington won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama,[9] and his second Silver Bear for Best Actor for playing wrongly-convicted boxer Rubin Carter in the biographical film The Hurricane (1999).[8][10] He followed this with another biographical role as American football coach Herman Boone in the 2000 sports drama Remember the Titans.[11] For his next role as corrupt cop Alonzo Harris in the crime thriller Training Day (2001),[12] Washington received the Academy Award for Best Actor.[13] By virtue of his win, he became the first African American actor to win two competitive Academy Awards, and the first since Sidney Poitier in 1964 to win the leading actor award.[14][15]

Washington reteamed with Scott on the thriller Man on Fire, and starred opposite Meryl Streep in The Manchurian Candidate (both in 2004). In 2005, he returned to the stage in the Shakespearean play Julius Caesar. Washington played drug kingpin Frank Lucas in American Gangster,[16] and poet and educator Melvin B. Tolson in The Great Debaters[17] (both in 2007). In 2010, Washington received the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for playing Troy Maxson in Fences.[18] For his portrayal of an alcoholic airline pilot in Flight (2012),[19] he garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.[20] In 2014, Washington appeared in the action thriller The Equalizer, and the play A Raisin in the Sun.

Film

Title Year Role Director(s) Notes Ref.
Carbon Copy 1981 Roger Porter Michael Schultz [21]
Soldier's Story, AA Soldier's Story 1984 Private First Class Melvin Peterson Norman Jewison [22]
Power 1986 Arnold Billings Sidney Lumet [23]
Cry Freedom 1987 Steve Biko Richard Attenborough [24]
For Queen and Country 1988 Reuben James Martin Stellman [25]
Mighty Quinn, TheThe Mighty Quinn 1989 Xavier Quinn Carl Schenkel [26]
Glory 1989 Trip Edward Zwick [23]
Heart Condition 1990 Napoleon Stone James D. Parriott [27]
Mo' Better Blues 1990 Bleek Gilliam Spike Lee [28]
Mississippi Masala 1991 Demetrius Williams Mira Nair [29]
Ricochet 1991 Nick Styles Russell Mulcahy [30]
Malcolm X 1992 Malcolm X Spike Lee [23]
Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II 1992 Narrator Bill Miles [31]
Much Ado About Nothing 1993 Don Pedro of Aragon Kenneth Branagh [32]
Pelican Brief, TheThe Pelican Brief 1993 Gray Grantham Alan J. Pakula [33]
Philadelphia 1993 Joe Miller Jonathan Demme [34]
Crimson Tide 1995 Lt. Commander Ron Hunter Tony Scott [35]
Virtuosity 1995 Lt. Parker Barnes Brett Leonard [23]
Devil in a Blue Dress 1995 Easy Rawlins Carl Franklin [23]
Courage Under Fire 1996 Lt. Colonel Nathaniel Serling Edward Zwick [23]
Preacher's Wife, TheThe Preacher's Wife 1996 Dudley Penny Marshall [36]
Fallen 1998 Detective John Hobbes Gregory Hoblit [37]
He Got Game 1998 Jake Shuttlesworth Spike Lee [23]
The Siege 1998 Anthony Hubbard Edward Zwick [23]
Bone Collector, TheThe Bone Collector 1999 Lincoln Rhyme Philip Noyce [23]
Hurricane, TheThe Hurricane 1999 Rubin Carter Norman Jewison [10]
Remember the Titans 2000 Herman Boone Boaz Yakin [11]
Training Day 2001 Detective Alonzo Harris Antoine Fuqua [23]
John Q. 2002 John Q. Archibald Nick Cassavetes [38]
Antwone Fisher 2002 Dr. Jerome Davenport Himself Also director, producer [39]
Out of Time 2003 Matt Lee Whitlock Carl Franklin [40]
Man on Fire 2004 John W. Creasy Tony Scott [41]
Manchurian Candidate, TheThe Manchurian Candidate 2004 Maj. Ben Marco Jonathan Demme [42]
Inside Man 2006 Keith Frazier Spike Lee [43]
Déjà Vu 2006 Doug Carlin Tony Scott [44]
American Gangster 2007 Frank Lucas Ridley Scott [23]
Great Debaters, TheThe Great Debaters 2007 Melvin B. Tolson Himself Also director [23]
The Taking of Pelham 123 2009 Walter Garber Tony Scott [23]
Book of Eli, TheThe Book of Eli 2010 Eli Hughes brothers Also producer [45]
Unstoppable 2010 Frank Barnes Tony Scott [46]
Safe House 2012 Tobin Frost Daniel Espinosa [47]
Flight 2012 William "Whip" Whitaker Sr. Robert Zemeckis [48]
2 Guns 2013 Robert "Bobby" Trench Baltasar Kormákur [23]
The Equalizer 2014 Robert McCall Antoine Fuqua Also producer [49]
The Magnificent Seven 2016 Sam Chisolm Antoine Fuqua [50]
Fences 2016 Troy Maxson Himself Also director, producer [51]
Inner City 2017 Roman J. Israel Gilroy, DanDan Gilroy Filming [52]
Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released

Television

Title Year(s) Role(s) Channel Notes Ref(s)
The Wilma Rudolph Story 1977 Robert Eldridge – age 18 NBC Television film [53]
[54]
Flesh & Blood 1979 Kirk CBS Television film [55]
[56]
St. Elsewhere 1982–1988 Dr. Philip Chandler NBC [57]
License to Kill 1984 Martin Sawyer CBS Television film [58]
George McKenna Story, TheThe George McKenna Story 1986 George McKenna CBS Also known as Hard Lessons
Television film
[59]
Great Performances 1992 Narrator PBS Episode: "Jammin': Jelly Roll Morton on Broadway" [60]
Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II 1992 Narrator PBS Documentary film [61]
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1995 King Omar HBO Episode: "Rumpelstiltskin"
Voice only
[62]
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1997 Humpty Dumpty
Crooked Man
HBO Episode: "Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special"
Voice only
[62]
[63]
The March 2013 Narrator PBS Documentary film [64]
Grey's Anatomy 2016 Director ABC Episode: "The Sound of Silence" [65]

Stage

Production Year(s) Theater Role(s) Notes Ref.
Coriolanus 1979 Joseph Papp Public Theater Aediles
Roman Citizen
Voscian Citizen
Roman Soldier
Voscian Soldier
June 22 − July 22 [66]
A Soldier's Play 1981–1983 Theatre Four Private First Class Melvin Peterson November 20, 1981 − January 2, 1983 [67]
Checkmates 1988 46th Street Theatre Sylvester Williams August 4 − December 31 [68]
The Tragedy of Richard III 1990 Joseph Papp Public Theater Richard III of England August 3 − September 2 [69]
Julius Caesar 2005 Belasco Theatre Marcus Brutus April 3 − June 12 [70]
Fences 2010 Cort Theatre Troy Maxson April 26 − July 11 [71]
A Raisin in the Sun 2014 Ethel Barrymore Theatre Walter Lee Younger April 3 − June 15 [72]

See also

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