Quotes by Denzel Washington: Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is an American actor, director, and producer. He has been described as an actor who reconfigured “the concept of classic movie stardom”, associating with characters defined by their grace, dignity, humanity, and inner strength. He has received seventeen NAACP Image Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, one Tony Award, and two Academy Awards from nine nominations: Best Supporting Actor for playing Union Army soldier Private Trip in the historical drama film Glory (1989), and Best Actor for his role as corrupt detective Alonzo Harris in the crime thriller Training Day (2001). In 2020, The New York Times ranked him as the greatest actor of the twenty-first century. We hope you enjoy our list of the best Denzel Washington quotes below.
Denzel Washington’s feature-film debut was the 1981 comedy Carbon Copy, in which he plays the illegitimate African American son of a white business executive played by George Segal.
Denzel Washington was born in Mount Vernon, New York, in 1954 and grew up there until age 14, when he was sent to a boarding school by his parents. He later graduated from Fordham University, in 1977, where he studied journalism.