Happy Birthday To The ‘Dashing’ Denzel Washington!

Denzel Washington is an award-winning actor, film director, and film producer. (credit: Getty Images)
Denzel Washington is an award-winning actor, film director, and film producer. (credit: Getty Images)
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". (credit: Getty Images)
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". (credit: Getty Images)
Denzel Washington has received two Golden Globe awards and a Tony Award. He has also earned two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Glory (1989) and Best Actor for Training Day (2001). (credit: Getty Images)
Denzel Washington has received two Golden Globe awards and a Tony Award. He has also earned two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Glory (1989) and Best Actor for Training Day (2001). (credit: Getty Images)
Denzel Washington was born in Mount Vernon, near New York City, New York, on December 28, 1954. (credit: Getty Images)
Denzel Washington was born in Mount Vernon, near New York City, New York, on December 28, 1954. (credit: Getty Images)
Early in his acting career, Denzel Washington starred as Dr. Phillip Chandler in the television hospital drama " St. Elsewhere " which ran from 1982 to 1988 on NBC.(credit: Getty Images)
Early in his acting career, Denzel Washington starred as Dr. Phillip Chandler in the television hospital drama " St. Elsewhere " which ran from 1982 to 1988 on NBC.(credit: Getty Images)
Denzel Washington has starred in several movies in which Spike Lee directed them. Among them include: "Mo Better Blues" and "Malcom X". (credit: Getty Images)
Denzel Washington has starred in several movies in which Spike Lee directed them. Among them include: "Mo Better Blues" and "Malcom X". (credit: Getty Images)
On June 25, 1983, Washington married Pauletta Pearson, whom he met on the set of his first screen work, the television film "Wilma". The couple has four children. (credit: Getty Images)
On June 25, 1983, Washington married Pauletta Pearson, whom he met on the set of his first screen work, the television film "Wilma". The couple has four children. (credit: Getty Images)
Denzel  Washington has served as the national spokesperson for Boys & Girls Clubs of America since 1993. As a child, he would frequent the clubs for support, encouragement and assistance. (credit: Getty Images)
Denzel Washington has served as the national spokesperson for Boys & Girls Clubs of America since 1993. As a child, he would frequent the clubs for support, encouragement and assistance. (credit: Getty Images)
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Denzel Washington once contemplated becoming a preacher. (credit: Getty Images)
Denzel Washington once contemplated becoming a preacher. (credit: Getty Images)
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