Ten fun facts about Denzel Washington

Fact 1
Denzil Washington grew up in a very religious household. In fact, his father was a Pentecostal minister.

Fact 2
In 1995 he was ranked as one of the top 100 Sexiest Stars according to editors at Empire magazine. The actor claimed to be very surprised to see his name on that list.

Fact 3
Denzil Washington is the devoted father of four children, John David, Katie, and twins Olivia and Malcolm. He named his last son after Malcolm X.

Fact 4
The actor has portrayed the character of Malcolm X twice. Once in Spike Lee’s film “Malcolm X” and then in the theatre production titled “When the Chickens Came Home to Roost.”

Fact 5
Prior to making it big in Hollywood, Denzil Washington received a B.A. in Journalism from Fordham University.

Fact 6
Growing up, Denzil Washington was a member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Once he achieved fame, he became an avid spokesperson for the organization.

Fact 7
In 1995, Denzil Washington turned down one of the lead roles in the film “Se7en.” That role was then given to Brad Pitt and the film went on to become a huge hit.

Fact 8
While preparing for his role in the film “Courage Under Fire”, Denzil Washington received intensive training at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin. The training gave him a lot of insights and he went on to give a very realistic performance in the movie.

Fact 9
He is good personal friends with actress Julia Roberts.

Fact 10
Denzil Washington was considered to play the role of Curtis Taylor Jr. in the film “Dreamgirls” in 2006. The role was instead given to Jamie Foxx.

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Is one of the most recognized African American actors in the history of modern day cinema.