What is the Age of Denzel Washington?
What is the age of Denzel Washington? This is a question many of us have asked at some point in our lives. The actor, best known for his roles in Lion King and The Hurricane, is one of today’s most popular and successful actors in Hollywood. Throughout his movie career that spans more than four decades, the popular star of screen and stage has amassed an impressive eight Academy Award Nominations for acting, as well as another for best supporting actor for his role in Fences.
But what is the age of Denzel Washington? Well, he was actually born in weighing 6ft 5in and looked set to be a heavy hitter as a child. However, he didn’t start acting until he was almost 18 years old and had started gaining attention from theater professionals. After getting selected for the second string in plays for the age of 16, he received notice from Jayne Mansfield, who at the time was producing Broadway shows. She liked his talent and signed him to her company, Lions Gate Theater.
Denzel then spent the next three years performing in various small shows before getting the role of the young boy in the biopic The Deerhunter. The movie did not do well at the box office and it was one of the main reasons why Brennan passed away a few months later. However, it was one of his better films and he went on to win an Oscar for it later that year. He also appeared in the second installment of the Hunger Games series, Catching Fire and was nominated for that as well. However, the true greatness of his career was to come with the award winning turn in the film The Day the Earth Stood Still and its sequel, The Day the Earth Stood Still Again.
As mentioned, Denzel was up against two Oscar Winners in his career. He lost out to Robert Downey Jr for his role as Tony Blair in the biopic Iron Man. Then he won an Oscar for his performance as Washington in the film The Thin Red Line. He is currently up for a Best Actor Oscar for his role as Moses in the forthcoming biopic of the famous slave ship. There are a lot of other Best Actor Oscar contenders this year including Meryl Streep, Alexander Fleming, and Edgar Wright.
In terms of his acting career, it seems he has already been nominated multiple times. He has actually been nominated twice for his performances in the movies Invictus and Fahrenheit. Additionally, he was also nominated for his roles in the TV shows Dynasty and Due Process. As a result of his lengthy acting career, many forget that he is also a singer/songwriter. His first hit came with the group Trojans and later went on to write songs for hits by groups such as Thriller, pop group De la Soul, and more.
Of course, he is not the only actor up for an Oscar this year. Actors such as Will Smith, Tobey Maguire, and Michael Douglas all have their fingers on the pulse of what the Academy Award voters are thinking. They also have an excellent resume of films that won Oscars and went on to win Best Picture nominations. All of these actors are going up against the best of the best, which makes it interesting to see which movies will actually be eligible for an Oscar this year. With the amount of buzz that surrounds the Oscar Awards, you can bet that it will be a crazy race this year.
It appears as if there will be at least one Oscar for Will Smith and perhaps two or three for him, if his final movie, World War Z, does well. One of Denzel’s better films, Jungle Fever, did not win Best Picture, but did come in at a close third behind winning movies like The Pursuit of Happyness and The Prophecy. It is safe to say that the public has not been watching Will Smith does very well at the Oscars. On the other hand, his supporting partner, Morgan Freeman, has picked up several awards including the Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. This makes it look as though he may be neck with his co-stars for Best Actor trophies this year. While it seems unlikely, it is important to remember that until someone wins an Oscar, Will Smith is still the greatest actor in Hollywood.
It is also interesting to see how the media reacts to Will Smith. Most newspapers and magazines have him listed ahead of everyone else, which makes him seem like the favorite, when in actuality he is not. In fact, aside from winning the Oscar for his role as Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone, Will Smith has actually not received any acting awards for his roles in films other than Home Alone and The Replacements. Does all of this make him a favorite target of the press? One thing is for certain, Will Smith is the best actor in the movies today, and we will likely continue to believe that until someone wins an Oscar for his role in the latest blockbuster release, The Amazing Spider Man.