Denzel Washington

68, from Mount Vernon, New York, USA

Artwork for American GangsterImage of Denzel Washington


Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. is an American actor, screenwriter, director and film producer. He first rose to prominence when he joined the cast of the medical drama St. Elsewhere, playing Dr. Philip Chandler for six years. 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 has received two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe awards, and a Tony Award. He is notable for winning the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his part in Glory in 1989, and the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2001 for his role in the film Training Day.


2024Future projects

  • Poster for Untitled Gladiator Sequel


2023Aged 69

  • Poster for The Equalizer 3

    Robert McCall

  • Poster for Hatton


2022Aged 68

  • Poster for Crafting the Tragedy of Macbeth


  • Poster for Sidney


  • Poster for Denzel Washington - Un modèle américain

    Self (archive footage)

2021Aged 67

  • Poster for The Little Things

    Joe "Deke" Deacon

  • Poster for Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist


  • Poster for Parkinson at 50

    Self (archival footage)

  • Poster for The Tragedy of Macbeth


  • Poster for A Journal for Jordan


2020Aged 66

  • Poster for Giving Voice


  • Poster for Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom: A Legacy Brought to Screen


  • Poster for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom


2018Aged 64

  • Poster for The Equalizer 2

    Robert McCall

2017Aged 63

  • Poster for Chasing Trane

    John Coltrane (voice)

  • Poster for Roman J. Israel, Esq.

    Roman J. Israel

2016Aged 62

  • Poster for The Magnificent Seven

    Sam Chisolm

  • Poster for Fences

    Troy Maxson

2015Aged 61

  • Poster for Champs


2014Aged 60

  • Poster for And the Oscar Goes To...

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for The Equalizer

    Robert McCall

2013Aged 59

  • Poster for 2 Guns

    Robert 'Bobby' Trench

  • The March

    Narrator (voice)

2012Aged 58

  • Poster for Safe House

    Tobin Frost

  • Poster for Flight

    Whip Whitaker

2010Aged 56

  • Poster for The Book of Eli


  • Poster for Unstoppable

    Frank Barnes

2009Aged 55

  • Poster for We Are One With President-Elect Barack Obama


  • Poster for The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

    Walter Garber

2007Aged 53

  • Poster for American Gangster

    Frank Lucas

  • Poster for The Great Debaters

    Melvin B. Tolson

2006Aged 52

  • Poster for Inside Man

    Detective Keith Frazier

  • Poster for Déjà Vu

    Doug Carlin

2005Aged 51

  • Poster for By Any Means Necessary: The Making of 'Malcolm X'


  • Poster for Vengeance Is Mine: Reinventing 'Man on Fire'


2004Aged 50

  • Poster for Man on Fire

    John W. Creasy

  • Poster for People Like Us: Making 'Philadelphia'


  • Poster for The Manchurian Candidate

    Major Bennett Ezekiel Marco

2003Aged 49

  • Poster for The Evolution of an American Filmmaker


  • Poster for Out of Time

    Matt Lee Whitlock

2002Aged 48

  • Poster for John Q

    John Quincy Archibald

  • Poster for Antwone Fisher

    Dr. Jerome Davenport

2001Aged 47

  • Poster for Training Day

    Alonzo Harris

2000Aged 46

  • Poster for Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light


  • Poster for Remember the Titans

    Coach Herman Boone

  • Poster for Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks


1999Aged 45

  • Poster for The Hurricane

    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter

  • Poster for The Bone Collector

    Lincoln Rhyme

1998Aged 44

  • Poster for Fallen

    John Hobbes

  • Poster for He Got Game

    Jake Shuttlesworth

  • Poster for The Siege

    Anthony 'Hub' Hubbard

1997Aged 43

  • Poster for Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special

    Humpty Dumpty / The Crooked Man (voice)

1996Aged 42

  • Poster for Courage Under Fire

    Lieutenant Colonel Nathaniel Serling

  • Poster for The Preacher's Wife


1995Aged 41

  • Poster for Crimson Tide

    Lt. Commander Ronald "Ron" Hunter

  • Poster for Virtuosity

    Lt. Parker Barnes

  • Poster for Devil in a Blue Dress

    Easy Rawlins

1994Aged 40

  • Poster for A Century of Cinema


  • Poster for Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!

    Self (archive footage)

1993Aged 39

  • Poster for Much Ado About Nothing

    Don Pedro of Aragon

  • Poster for The Pelican Brief

    Gray Grantham

  • Poster for Philadelphia

    Joe Miller

1992Aged 38

1991Aged 37

1990Aged 36

1989Aged 35

  • Poster for Baka: The People of the Rainforest


  • Poster for The Mighty Quinn

    Xavier Quinn

  • Poster for Glory

    Pvt. Trip

1988Aged 34

  • Poster for For Queen & Country


  • Poster for The George McKenna Story

    George McKenna

1987Aged 33

  • Poster for Cry Freedom

    Steve Biko

1986Aged 32

  • Poster for Power

    Arnold Billings

  • Poster for License to Kill

    Martin Sawyer

1984Aged 30

  • Poster for A Soldier's Story

    Private First Class Peterson

1981Aged 27

  • Poster for Carbon Copy

    Roger Porter

1979Aged 25

  • Poster for Coriolanus

    Roman Soldier / Volscian Soldier

  • Poster for Flesh & Blood


1977Aged 23

  • Poster for Wilma

    Robert Eldridge, age 18