Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. (born December 28, 1954) is an American actor, film director, and film producer. He has received much critical acclaim for his work in film since the 1990s, including for his portrayals of real-life figures such as Steve Biko, Malcolm X, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Melvin B. Tolson, Frank Lucas, and Herman Boone. Washington is a featured actor in the films produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and was a frequent collaborator of the late director Tony Scott.
(on making movies) It's simple: You get a part. You play a part. You play it well. You do your work and you go home. And what is wonderful about movies is that once they're done, they belong to the people. Once you make it, it's what they see. That's where my head is at.
That ain't fair, really. Michelle Pfeiffer hasn't been finding a lot of work recently because she doesn't like what a woman her age is offered. That's a real double standard. You get Sean Connery, who gets older and older, still playing opposite young ladies, but it doesn't work the other way around. - on working with young female co-stars
(In 1998) "Acting's like someone asking you for years to write the characters, but they write the book."
|Full Name at Birth||Denzel Hayes Washington Jr.|
|Date of Birth||December 28, 1954|
|Birthplace||Mount Vernon, New York, United States|
|Height||6' 1" (185 cm)|
|Eye Color||Brown - Dark|
|Hair Color||Brown - Dark|
|High School||Oakland Military Academy, Oakland, New Jersey, United StatesMainland High School, Daytona Beach, Florida, United States (1971)|
|University||B.A., Drama And Journalism, Fordham University, The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States (1977)|
|Occupation||Actor, Film Director, Film Producer.|
|Claim to Fame||Malcolm X (1992), The Hurricane (1999).|
|Father||Reverend Denzel Hayes Washington, Sr. (A Native Of Buckingham County, Virginia, United States, Served As An Ordained Pentecostal Minister, And Also Worked For The Water Department And At A Local Department Store, S. Klein.)|
|Mother||Lennis "Lynne" (Was A Beauty Parlor Owner And Operator Born In Georgia, United States, And Partly Raised In Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States.)|