Quigley Poll:
Top Ten Money Making Stars

The Year 2013

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

Actor. b. Mt. Vernon, NY, Dec. 28, 1954. e. Fordham U., B.A., Journalism. Studied acting with American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco.

THEATRE: B’way: When the Chickens Come Home to Roost (Audelco Award), Coriolanus, Spell #7, The Mighty Gents, Ceremonies in Dark Old Men, A Soldier’s Play, Checkmates, Richard III, Julius Caesar, Fences (Tony Award 2010).

PICTURES: Carbon Copy (debut, 1981), A Soldier’s Story, Power, Cry Freedom (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe nom. 1988), The Mighty Quinn, For Queen and Country, Glory (Academy Award, best supporting actor, Golden Globe Award 1990), Heart Condition, Mo’ Better Blues, Ricochet, Mississippi Masala, Malcolm X (NY Film Critics Award; Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe nom. 1993), Much Ado About Nothing, Philadelphia, The Pelican Brief, Crimson Tide, Virtuosity, Devil in a Blue Dress, Courage Under Fire, The Preacher’s Wife, Fallen, He Got Game, The Siege, The Hurricane (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe Award 2000), The Bone Collector, Remember the Titans, Training Day (Academy Award, Best Actor, Leading Role, Golden Globe nom. 2002), John Q, Antwone Fisher (also dir. & prod.), Out of Time, Man on Fire, The Manchurian Candidate, Inside Man, Deja Vu, American Gangster (Golden Globe nom. 2008), The Great Debaters (also dir.), The Taking of Pelham 123, Inside Man 2, The Book of Eli (also prod.), Unstoppable, Flight, Safe House (also exec. prod.), 2 Guns, The Equalizer (also prod.).

TELEVISION: Movies: Wilma, Flesh and Blood, License to Kill, The George McKenna Story, Jammin’: Jelly Roll Morton on Broadway (narrator). Series: St. Elsewhere, Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (voice). Documentaries/Specials: Mother Goose: A Rappin’ and Rhymin’ Special, Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream (Emmy nom. 1995), Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks (prod. only, Emmy nom. 2001). Guest: More than 163 appearances.