11 Facts About Denzel Washington

1. In 2008, Denzel Washington visited Israel with a delegation of African-American artists in honor of the state's 60th birthday.

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2. On May 18, 1991, Denzel Washington was awarded an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, Fordham University, for having "impressively succeeded in exploring the edge of his multifaceted talent".

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3. On June 25, 1983, Denzel Washington married Pauletta Pearson, whom he met on the set of his first screen work, the television film Wilma.

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4. For his performance, Denzel Washington was nominated in the Best Actor category for a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award.

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5. In 2016, Denzel Washington directed the film Fences, co-starring Viola Davis and based on Wilson's play of the same name, with a script by Wilson.

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6. In 2013, Denzel Washington starred in 2 Guns, alongside Mark Wahlberg.

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7. In 2012, Denzel Washington starred in Flight, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.

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8. In 2010, Denzel Washington starred in The Book of Eli, a post-Apocalyptic drama set in the near future.

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9. From April to June 2014, Denzel Washington played the leading role in the Broadway production of Lorraine Hansberry's classic drama A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Kenny Leon.

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10. In 1989, Denzel Washington won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of a defiant, self-possessed ex-slave soldier in the film Glory.

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11. In 2002, Denzel Washington made his directorial debut with the biographical film Antwone Fisher.

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