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Denzel Washington
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Date of Birth: Dec 28, 1954

Country: USA

Biography: Tall, strikingly handsome leading man of films and television in the 1980s and 1990s, Denzel Washington was born in 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He was the middle child of the 3 children of a Pentecostal minister father and a beautician mother. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at Fordham University intent on a career in journalism...(imdb)

Total Titles at Criticker: 53 - You've Seen 53

Your Average Tiers: 0 (Actor), 0 (Director)

Average Ratings: 0 (Actor), 0 (Director)

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Titles You've Rated (53)
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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
Summary: Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garbe into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
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License to Kill License to Kill (1984)  - TV Movie
Summary: A grieving family whose daughter was killed in a car crash with a drunken driver is outraged and frustrated. (imdb)
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For Queen & Country For Queen & Country (1988)
Summary: A retired British soldier struggles to adjust to everyday life, with increasing difficulty. (imdb)
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The Book of Eli The Book of Eli (2010)
Summary: A lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
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Unstoppable Unstoppable (2010)
Summary: It's a nail-biting race against time as an unmanned train carrying a load of lethal chemicals speeds out of control, and a conductor and engineer do everything in their power to keep it from derailing and killing tens of thousands of people. Denzel Washington leads the cast in Tony Scott's tough-minded thriller, in which a terrible circumstance forces a couple of ordinary men to become extraordinary heroes.
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The Great Debaters The Great Debaters (2007)
Summary: A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. (imdb)
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American Gangster American Gangster (2007)
Summary: In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country in the coffins of soldiers returning from the Vietnam War. (imdb)
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Deja Vu Deja Vu (2006)
Summary: Everyone has experienced the mystery of deja vu, but what if the feelings were actually warnings sent from the past or clues to the future? It is deja vu that guides ATF agent Doug Carlin through an investigation into a shattering crime. Called in to recover evidence after a bomb sets off an explosion on a New Orleans Ferry, Carlin is about to discover that what most people believe "is only in their heads" is actually something far more powerful.
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A Soldier A Soldier's Story (1984)
Summary: A black soldier is killed while returning to his base in the deep south. The white people of the area are suspected at first. A tough black army attorney is brought in to find out the truth. We find out a bit more about the dead soldier in flashbacks - and that he was unpopular. Will the attorney find the killer ? (imdb)
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Carbon Copy Carbon Copy (1981)
Summary: A white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he has a black teen-age son who can't wait to be adopted into the, almost-exclusively-white community of, San Marino, California. (imdb)
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Mo Mo' Better Blues (1990)
Summary: Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, his friends want him to come out and play but mother insists he finish his lessons. Bleek grows into adulthood and forms his own band - The Bleek Gilliam Quartet. The story of Bleek's and Shadow's friendly rivalry on stage which spills into their professional relationship and threatens to tear apart the quartet. (imdb)
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Power Power (1986)
Summary: Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country. When his long-time friend and client Ohio senator Sam Hastings decides to quit politics, he is rapidly drafted to help with the campaign of the man destined to succeed him, unknown and mysterious businessman Jerome Cade. (imdb)
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Safe House Safe House (2012)
Summary: A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge. (imdb)
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Flight Flight (2012)
Summary: An airline pilot saves a flight from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunctions reveals something troubling (imdb)
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St. Elsewhere St. Elsewhere (1982)  - TV Series
Summary: The lives and work of the staff of St. Eligius Hospital, an old and disrespected Boston teaching hospital. (imdb)
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The Magnificent Seven The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Summary: Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves. (imdb)
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Fences Fences (2016)
Summary: An African-American father struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life. (imdb)
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Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2017)
Summary: The film explores the global power and impact of the music of John Coltrane and reveals the passions, experiences and forces that shaped his life and revolutionary sounds.
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Roman J Israel, Esq. Roman J Israel, Esq. (2017)
Summary: Roman J. Israel, Esq. is a dramatic thriller set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when a turbulent series of events challenge the activism that has defined his career. Colin Farrell costars as the ambitious, monied lawyer who recruits Roman to his firm. (sonypicturespublicity.com)
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Coriolanus Coriolanus (1979)  - Direct-to-Video
Summary: Coriolanus is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1605 and 1608. The play is based on the life of the legendary Roman leader, Gaius Marcius Coriolanus.
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Hard Lessons Hard Lessons (1986)  - TV Movie
Summary: He Risked It All To Make The Grade.
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Wilma Wilma (1977)  - TV Movie
Summary: The story of American track sprinter Wilma Rudolph, who overcame physical handicaps to win three gold medals in the 1960 Olympics.
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2 Guns 2 Guns (2013)
Summary: A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the two men believe they have been stealing money from. (imdb)
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The Equalizer The Equalizer (2014)
Summary: Robert McCall is a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets Teri, a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by. He has to help her. (imdb)
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Champs Champs (2015)
Summary: A documentary on boxing greats Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins examines their lives in and out of the ring. (imdb)
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The Mighty Quinn The Mighty Quinn (1989)
Summary: When police officer Xavier Quinn's childhood friend, Maubee, becomes associated with murder and a briefcase full of ten thousand dollar bills, The Mighty Quinn must clear his name. Or try to catch him, which could be even trickier. (imdb)
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Heart Condition Heart Condition (1990)
Summary: Jack Moony, a white cop, has it in for a black lawyer to the drug crowd, Napoleon Stone. That Stone is now dating his ex-girlfriend doesn't help matters at all. Stone is shot after Moony suffers a heart attack and wakes to find that he not only has a new heart, but that it is Stone's and that Stone's ghost is now his constant companion. Stone is insistent that Moony not only take care of his heart now but that Moony solve his murder. (imdb)
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Out of Time Out of Time (2003)
Summary: When Banyan Key, Florida is rocked by a double homicide, chief of police Matt Lee Whitlock (Washington) finds himself in a race against time to solve the murders before he himself falls under suspicion. (MGM)
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The Manchurian Candidate The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Summary: As the entire nation watches the presidential campaign hurtle towards Election Day, one soldier races to uncover the conspiracy behind it -- a conspiracy that seeks to destroy democracy itself. (Paramount Pictures)
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Remember the Titans Remember the Titans (2000)
Summary: In 1971 high school football was everything to the people of Alexandria, Virginia. But when the local school board was forced to integrate an all black school with an all white school, the very foundation of football's great tradition was put to the test. (Walt Disney Pictures)
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The Siege The Siege (1998)
Summary: A political thriller, a cautionary fiction that is chillingly close to leading news stories of the day. (Fox)
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Training Day Training Day (2001)
Summary: A police drama about a veteran officer (Washington) who escorts a rookie (Hawke) on his first day with the LAPD's tough inner-city narcotics unit. (Warner Bros.)
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Man on Fire Man on Fire (2004)
Summary: Denzel Washington stars as a government operative/soldier of fortune who has pretty much given up on life. In Mexico City, he reluctantly agrees to take a job to protect a child (Fanning) whose parents are threatened by a wave of kidnappings. He eventually becomes close to the child and their relationship reawakens and rekindles his spirit. When she is abducted, his fiery rage is unleashed on those he feels responsible, and he stops at nothing to save her. (20th Century Fox)
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Malcolm X Malcolm X (1992)
Summary: Biography of Malcolm X, the famous African American leader. Born Malcolm Little, his father (a minister) was killed by the Ku Klux Klan. He became a gangster, and while in jail discovered the Nation of Islam writings of Elijah Muhammad. He preaches the teachings when let out of jail, but later on goes on a pilgrimage to the city of Mecca, there he converts to the original Islamic religion and becomes a Sunni Muslim. (imdb)
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Courage Under Fire Courage Under Fire (1996)
Summary: Lt. Colonel Serling becomes embroiled in intrigue when he investigates the circumstances surrounding the death of medal-of-honor candidate Capt. Karen Walden.
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The Bone Collector The Bone Collector (1999)
Summary: A diabolical killer whose brutal slayings leave a trail of cryptic messages hidden at the scene of the crime is loose on the streets of Manhattan. As the city lies in fear, a gifted but disabled detective (Washington) teams with a rookie street cop (Jolie) to go inside the mind of this terrifying madman and defeat him at his own game. (Universal Studios)
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He Got Game He Got Game (1998)
Summary: Tells the story of Jesus Shuttlesworth, the most sought after high school basketball prospect in the nation. Jesus and his dream to make it to the big ranks in professional basketball are overshadowed by his father, Jake, who is spending his life in prison for killing Jesus' mother. (imdb)
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The Hurricane The Hurricane (1999)
Summary: This film tells the story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, an African-American man who rose above his troubled youth to become a top contender for the middle-weight boxing title. However, his dreams are shattered when he is accused of a triple murder, and is convicted to three natural-life terms. Despite becoming a cause celebre and his dogged efforts to prove his innocence through his autobiography, the years of fruitless efforts have left him discouraged... (imdb)
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John Q John Q (2002)
Summary: John Q. Archibald (Washington) is an ordinary man who must face the fact that his health insurance will not pay for the emergency heart transplant that is his son's only hope. Vowing to do whatever it takes to keep his son alive, John Q decides his only hope is a desperate gamble, and he takes the emergency room hostage. (New Line Cinema)
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Inside Man Inside Man (2006)
Summary: Acclaimed actors Denzel Washington, Clive Owen and Jodie Foster come together to explore the lure of power, the ugliness of greed and the mystery of a perfect robbery in this combustible new crime drama. The powerhouse actors play tough New Yorkers who must outwit one another to protect competing interests in this skillfully penned and tightly helmed thriller.
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Much Ado About Nothing Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Summary: Young lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well. (imdb)
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The Preacher The Preacher's Wife (1996)
Summary: Good natured Reverend Henry Biggs (Courtney B. Vance) finds that his marriage to choir mistress Julia (Whitney Houston) is flagging, due to his constant absence caring for the deprived neighbourhood they live in. (imdb)
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Ricochet Ricochet (1991)
Summary: An attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop. (imdb)
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Virtuosity Virtuosity (1995)
Summary: A virtual-reality serial killer manages to escape into the real world. (imdb)
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Devil in a Blue Dress Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
Summary: It is 1948 in LA and Ezikeal "Easy" Rawlins, an African-American World War II veteran, is looking for work. At his friend's bar, he is introduced to a white man, DeWitt Albright, who is looking for someone to help him find a missing white woman assumed to be hiding somewhere in LA's black community... (imdb)
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Mississippi Masala Mississippi Masala (1991)
Summary: An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families have to come to terms with it. (imdb)
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Cry Freedom Cry Freedom (1987)
Summary: South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend the black activist Steve Biko. (imdb)
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The Pelican Brief The Pelican Brief (1993)
Summary: A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger. (imdb)
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Glory Glory (1989)
Summary: Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.
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Crimson Tide Crimson Tide (1995)
Summary: On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so. (imdb)
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Philadelphia Philadelphia (1993)
Summary: When a man with AIDS is fired by a conservative law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit. (imdb)
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Fallen Fallen (1998)
Summary: Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style. (imdb)
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Antwone Fisher Antwone Fisher (2002)
Summary: The story of a man who digs inside himself to discover therein lies a king...A sailor with an explosive attitude, Fisher (Luke) is ordered to see a naval psychiatrist (Washington) about his volatile temper. Little did he know that his first step into the doctor's office would lead him on a journey home. (Fox Searchlight)