THE BONE COLLECTOR
DENZEL WASHINGTON is an Academy Award-winning actor who is constantly on
the move. Never comfortable to repeat himself or his successes, he is always in
search of new challenges, and his many film and stage portrayals bear this out.
From the embittered runaway slave in Glory (for which he won the Oscar
for Best Supporting Actor), to South African freedom fighter Steven Biko in Cry
Freedom (for which he was also nominated for an Academy Award); from
Shakespeare's tragic historical Richard III, to the womanizing trumpet
player in Spike Lee's Mo' Better Blues, Washington has amazed and
entertained with a rich and colorful array of characters distinctly his own.
One of his most commanding performances to date was in the title role of
Spike Lee's biographical epic Malcolm X. Monumental in scope, Malcolm
X was hailed by critics and audiences alike as one of the best films of
1992, and Washington received a number of accolades for his portrayal of the
complex and controversial Black activist, including an Academy Award
nomination for Best Actor.
Washington's most recent films include The Siege, Fallen, He
Got Game and the upcoming The Hurricane. His many other motion
pictures include The Preacher's Wife, Courage Under Fire, Virtuosity,
Crimson Tide, Devil in a Blue Dress, The Pelican Brief, Much
Ado About Nothing, Philadelphia, Mississippi Masala and A
Soldier's Story. On television, he starred in the long-running hit series, St.
In addition to his accomplishments on screen, Washington served as executive
producer on the documentary Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream, which was
nominated for an Emmy Award. His narration of The legend of John Henry
was nominated for a Grammy Award as Best Spoken Word Album for Children, and he
was awarded the NAACP Image Award for his performance in the animated children's
special Happily Ever After: Rumpelstiltskin.
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