Denzel Washington


Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington has established himself as a popular leading man in everything from powerful dramas to high-octane action thrillers. The diversity of his talent can be found in films ranging from Cry Freedom (1987) to The Preacher's Wife (1996) to American Gangster (2007), earning Academy Awards for his performances in Glory (1989) and Training Day (2001). Along the way he has collaborated with a roster of directors including Spike Lee, Jonathan Demme, Tony Scott, Antoine Fuqua, Alan J. Pakula and Kenneth Branagh. Now take a look at some of the highlights of his remarkable career, featuring images and video from the Academy's Margaret Herrick Library and the Academy Film ArchiveExplore more Academy Collections here.

Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington and Cary Elwes
The Mighty Quinn
Mo' Better Blues
Whoopi Goldberg
Malcolm X: Behind the Scenes
Denzel Washington and Angela Bassett
Much Ado about Nothing
Denzel and Tom Hanks at the Oscars
Denzel at the Nominees Luncheon
Denzel Washington Wins Best Actor
In the Press Room
American Gangster