Welcome to a new installment of the Friday Faces, but before we get into it let me state that I will have a small break the coming two weeks. Don’t worry though as I have scheduled some posts for you to enjoy while I am away. Now back to the regular program:
Denzel Washington was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon. When he was 14 he was sent to a military academy after his parents divorced. He got a bachelors degree in drama and journalism from University in 1977. He tried his hand at acting when someone at a summer camp suggested it to him. He decided he would and after acting in several plays and made his movie debut in a very small role in Death Wish. He appeared in several other movies and played Dr. Philip Chandler in St. Elsewhere. He became a large name in Hollywood after he teamed up with Spike Lee. He has played the inconic role of Malcolm X and has since had a steady career. He won 2 Oscars, one for Best Actor in Training Day and Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Glory and has been nominated 3 other times.
From left to right: Death Wish, Carbon Copy, A Soldier’s Story, Power, Hard Lessons, Cry Freedom, For Queen and Country, St. Elsewhere, The Mighty Quinn, Glory, Heart Condition, Mo’Better Blues, Mississippi Masala, Ricochet, Malcolm X, Much Ado About Nothing, The Pelican Brief, Philadelphia, Crimson Tide, Virtuosity, Devil in a Blue Dress, Courage Under Fire, The Preacher’s Wife, Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child, Fallen, He Got Game, The Siege, The Bone Collector, The Hurricane, Remember The Titans, Training Day, John Q, Antwone Fisher, Out of Time, Man on Fire, The Manchurian Candidate, Inside Man, Deja Vu, American Gangster, The Great Debaters, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, The Book of Eli, Unstoppable, Safe House, Flight, 2 Guns
My favorite role is his menacing presence in Training Day.
What’s your favorite Denzel Washington role?