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Denzel Washington stars in "Safe House," opposite Ryan Reynolds and Vera Farmiga, as Tobin Frost. Washington will next be seen in Robert Zemeckis's dramatic thriller "Flight."

Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington is a man constantly on the move. Never comfortable repeating himself or his successes, Washington is always in search of new challenges, and his numerous and varied film and stage portrayals bear this out. From his role as Trip, an embittered runaway slave in "Glory,"
Denzel Washington in "Deja Vu"
Denzel Washington Deja Vu
to South African freedom fighter Steven Biko in "Cry Freedom," from Shakespeare's tragic historical figure "Richard III," to the rogue detective, Alonzo in "Training Day," Washington has amazed and entertained us with a rich array of characters distinctly his own.

In 2010, moviegoers were treated to two very different sides of Washington when he starred in Tony Scott's fast-paced thriller "Unstoppable," and in the Hughes brothers' dystopian vision, "The Book of Eli," which Washington also produced. Grossing more than $38 million in its opening weekend, "The Book of Eli" is an a post-apocalyptic Western that tells the story of one man's fight across America to protect a sacred book that contains the secrets to rescuing mankind.

In June 2009, Washington appeared alongside John Travolta in Tony Scott's remake of the 1974 film "The Taking of Pelham 123" for Columbia Pictures. "Pelham" tells the dramatic story of a subway dispatcher (Washington) who receives a ransom call from a hijacker (Travolta) who has taken control of one of the trains.

In late December 2007, Washington directed and co-starred with Academy Award winning actor Forest Whitaker in "The Great Debaters," a drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College in Texas, who in 1935 inspired students from the school's debate team to challenge Harvard in the national championship.

In November of 2007, Washington starred alongside Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott's "American Gangster." The film, which is based on the true juggernaut success story of a cult hero from the streets of 1970s Harlem during one of America's biggest drug wars, grossed $43.6M in its first weekend and earned Denzel his largest opening weekend to date.

March 2006 saw Washington in Spike Lee's "Inside Man." Co-starring Clive Owen and Jodie Foster, this film about a perfect bank robbery proved successful its opening weekend, grossing $29M and marking Washington's second biggest opening to date.

As 2006 came to an end, Washington thrilled audiences yet again in Touchstone Pictures, "Déj

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How tall is Denzel Washington? How old is Denzel Washington? Find out here.

Age: 61 years old
Birthday: December 28, 1954
Height: 6' 0 ½"
Nickname: D
Full Name / Real Name: Denzel Hayes Washington Jr.
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, NY
Wife: Pauletta Washington (6/25/1983, 4 children)

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