Denzel Washington Trivia

  • Denzel Washington
    • Famous as : Actor
    • Birth Name : Denzel Hayes Washington Jr.
    • Birth Date : December 28, 1954
    • Birth Place : Mount Vernon, New York, USA
    • Spouse : Pauletta Pearson (actress, since 25-Jun-83)
    • Claim to Fame : As Dr. Philip Chandler in TV series "St. Elsewhere" (1982-1988)


  • Has been chosen the No. 1 America's Favorite Movie Star in the nationwide Harris Poll in 2007.
  • Included in Forbes magazine's Top 10 list of the Most Trusted Celebrities in America (September 2006).
  • Became the supporter of many charities including Nelson Mandela's Children's Fund and an AIDS hospice, Gathering Place.
  • Positioned #40 in Premiere's 2002 annual Power 100 List and ranked #28 in the next year.
  • Was already paid $20 million even though the movie "American Gangster" (2007) was delayed for years.
  • Was the first Afro-American actor to receive two Oscars.
  • Chosen as the 39th Greatest Movie Star of All Time by Premiere Magazine.
  • Named VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties at #59.
  • Changed major of study from Biology to Political Science and finally landed the choice to Journalism/Drama major in college.
  • Took star-athletes like Jim Brown and Gale Sayers as the role models of his youth.
  • Was predicted by an old lady to be 'a person who will entertain millions one day' when he was still very young in a barbershop.
  • Had been regarded by Tom Hanks as a great teacher for acting.
  • Went to the same church as actors Dwayne Winstead, Sy Richardson, Marvin Wright-Bey and Fitz Houston.
  • Serves as the spokesperson of Boys and Girls Clubs of America since he was a member of the Boys Club once himself.
  • Frequently worked with director Edward Zwick.
  • Had worked with director Spike Lee for three times.
  • Listed as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world by People Magazine in 1990 and 2002.
  • Listed as one of E!'s "Top 20 Entertainers of 2001"
  • Was featured in Newsweek cover story and taken as an example in a scientific explanation of why he was an extremely handsome man.
  • Listed as the 1996 Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine.
  • Received Harvard Foundation Award in 1996.
  • Confronted the director of "Crimson Tide" (1995), Quentin Tarantino because he used racial slurs in the script.
  • Was the second Afro American actor to win an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role after Sidney Poitier.
  • Named one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history at #77 in 1995 by the Empire magazine.
  • His son John David Washington also pursued the career of acting and appeared along him in "Malcolm X" (1992).
  • His son, Malcolm was named after the character Malcolm Little whom he played in "Malcolm X" (1992).
  • Played Malcolm X in an off-Broadway production of "When the Chickens Came Home to Roost" in early 1980s before portraying the same character in the movie "Malcolm X" (1992).
  • Is the cousin of Ukee Washington who is a CBS anchorman.
  • Was entitled "Police Chief for a Day" when he was a member of The Boys and Girls Club of America as a kid.
  • His father was named after the doctor that delivered his father and then inherited the name to him.