Denzel Washington

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About Denzel Washington Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. (born December 28, 1954) is an American actor, screenwriter, director and film producer. He has garnered 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 Carter, Melvin B. Tolson, Frank Lucas and Herman Boone.Washington has been awarded three Golden Globe awards and two Academy Awards for his work. He is notable as the second African American man (after Sidney Poitier) to win the Academy Award for Best Actor, which he received for his role in the 2001 film Training Day. In 1983, Washington married actress Pauletta Pearson (now Pauletta Washington), whom he met on the set of his first screen role, Wilma. The couple has four children: John David (b. July 28, 1984), who signed a football contract with the St. Louis Rams in May 2006 after playing college football at Morehouse; Katia (b. November 1987), who is attending Yale University, and twins Olivia and Malcolm (named in honor of Malcolm X)(b. April 10, 1991). In 1995, the couple renewed their wedding vows in South Africa with Archbishop Desmond Tutu officiating. Washington and his family visited soldiers at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He later made a sizable donation to the Fisher Houses, small hotels that provide rooms for soldiers' families while the soldiers are hospitalized. In October 2006, he published a bestseller entitled A Hand to Guide Me, featuring actors, politicians, athletes, and other public figures recalling their childhood mentors. The book was published in commemoration of the Boys and Girls Club of America's centennial anniversary, because Washington had participated in the club as a child. Washington is a devout Christian. He attends the same church as actress Angela Bassett at LA's West Angeles Church of God in Christ. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia named Washington as one of three people (the others being directors Oliver Stone and Michael Moore) with whom they were willing to negotiate for the release of three defense contractors that the group had held captive from 2003 to 2008.

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United States of America Actors Ranking

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29. John Travolta 274
30. Marlon Brando 251
31. George Clooney 194
32. Taylor Lautner 182
33. Denzel Washington 178
34. Viggo Mortensen 168
35. Kevin Sorbo 151
36. Samuel L. Jackson 144
37. Matthew Fox 142

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313. Vladimir Gostyukhin 184
314. Sunny Deol 182
315. Taylor Lautner 182
316. Kushal Tandon 180
317. Denzel Washington 178
318. Paulo José 175
319. Siddharth Shukla 175
320. Wentworth Miller 174
321. Karan Kundra 168

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