Denzel Washington Net Worth, Money & More

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NET WORTH: $140 Million

Profession: American actor, film director, and film producer

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LIFE

Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. is one of the most acclaimed and prestigious actor, film director, film producer of Hollywood.  He was born in Mount Vernon, near New York City, his mother Lennis owned a parlour while his father Reverend Denzel Hayes Washington worked as a Pentecostal minister. Denzel is known for resonating with his characters in his movies and is widely appreciated for his stage skills. Denzel is named after his father who was in turn named after the doctor, Doctor Denzel, who had delivered him.

Denzel was Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world, his attitude and consistency towards work is an impeccable quality. Denzel’s down to earth attitude has won him many votes and appreciation both from media, public and other celebrities. He was also chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history.

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 CAREER

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Denzel enrolled IN Fordham University with the intent to make a career in journalism. But, he caught the acting bug while appearing in student drama productions, he moved to San Francisco and started working at the American Conservatory Theatre. Washington in the summers of 1976 got busy in summer stock theatre performing Wings of the Morning, the Maryland State play, which was incorporating an African-American character.

Washington attended Texas College, and earned a B.A. in Drama and Journalism from Fordham University in 1977. Washington worked as creative arts director at an overnight summer camp, Camp Sloane YMCA in Lakeville, Connecticut. He also filmed many commercials in Fruit of the Loom as grapes. He made impact into the Hollywood when he appeared in the 1981 film Carbon Copy.  St. Elsewhere a tv show that aired on NBC is till counted as one of the best dimension of Washington as he was one of the few Afro-American to be on the show.

Through the 1980s, he worked in both movies and television and was chosen for the plum role of “Dr. Chandler” in NBC’s hit medical series St. Elsewhere (1982), a role that he would play for 6 years.

Famous Flicks-

Virtuosity (1995)  $7,500,000
Courage Under Fire (1996)  $10,000,000
Fallen (1998)  $12,000,000
The Siege (1998)  $12,000,000
The Siege (1998)  $12,000,000
The Hurricane (1999)  $10,000,000
Training Day (2001)  $12,000,000
Out of Time (2003)  $20,000,000
Man on Fire (2004)  $20,000,000
American Gangster (2007)  $40,000,000

Washington was highly acclaimed and also won the Academy Award in the best actor category for his role of a corrupt cop in the 2001 movie “Training Day”.

Estate& car

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A View Of The Main Entrance To Denzel Washingtons House In Beverly Hills. Denzel’s home sits on the edge of many other celbrity and Billionaires Mansions.

 Car

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It has a top speed of 200 mph , which strangely enough was not reached by its’ follow-up, the DBS or even the new Vanquish, If anyone knows more about it is  Denzel Washington as he is one of the proud owner.

 

FAMILY

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He Married Pauletta Pearson, whom he met on the set of his first screen work, the television film Wilma. The couple have four children. John David who signed a football contract with the St. Louis Rams. Katia  graduated from Yale University with a Bachelors of Arts in 2010 Twins Olivia and Malcolm (Malcolm graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in film studies and Olivia played a role in Lee Daniel’s The Butler).

 Awards& Nominations

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  • Washington shared a 1982 Distinguished Ensemble Performance Obie Award for playing Private First Class Melvin Peterson.
  • Was nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
  • In 1989 Washington won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for film Glory.
  • Washington received a Golden Globe Award in 2000 and a Silver Bear Award at the Berlin International Film Festival for his role in The Hurricane.
  • Won an Academy Award for Best Actor for , the 2001 cop thriller Training Day. Washington was the second African-American performer to win an Academy Award for Best Actor.
  • On June 13, 2010, Washington won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for his role in the play Fences.
  • Washington starred in Flight, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor
  • 1996 Harvard Foundation Award.

 PHILANTHROPY

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Man of Love  and value he is a devout Christian and believes in opening hands always downwards.

  • In 1995, he donated $2.5 million to help build the new West Angeles Church of God.
  • His charity work includes donating $1 million to the Children’s Fund of South Africa.
  • Donated $1 million to Wiley College to resuscitate the college’s debate team(You can easily relate this to his movie The Great Debater).
  • In 2011 he donated $2 million to Fordham for an endowed chair of the theatre department.
  •  Donated $250,000 for a theatre-specific scholarship for Fordham.

FACTS

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  • Washington holds the record (six so far) for most Oscar nominations and most wins (two so far) by an actor or actress of African descent.
  • Washington is an Independent. He supported Barack Obama in 2008.
  • Washington as one of three people (the others being directors Oliver Stone and Michael Moore) with whom The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia named were  willing to negotiate for the release of three defence contractors they had kidnapped.
  • He was at his mother’s beauty parlor, when a woman getting her hair done saw him and told someone to get her a piece of paper and she wrote at the top “Prophecy” and then wrote that Denzel would grow up and one day speak to millions.
  • The actor broke his right pinky finger during a childhood basketball accident and never had it set correctly. His finger is still crooked to this day.
  • Washington was the original choice for the title character in “Blade” (1998).
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Height  6′ 1″ (1.85 m)

 

Famous lines:

  • Creasy: (Man on Fire) ”Okay, my friend. It’s off to the next life for you. I guarantee you, you won’t be lonely.”
  • John Q. Archibald: (John Q) ”I am not going to bury my son! My son is going to bury me!”
  • Rubin “Hurricane” Carter (The Hurricane) ”Hate put me in prison. Love’s gonna bust me out.”
  • John Hobbes (Fallen) ”Why are we here? Us, humans? I mean there’s six billion of us, we’re like ants, I mean do we care what ants do, from a moral standpoint?”
  • Nathaniel Serling (Courage Under Fire) ”Son, I work for the Pentagon, so I admit I’m a little slow on the uptake, but did you just threaten me?”
  • Malcolm X (Malcolm X): ”We didn’t land on Plymouth Rock. Plymouth Rock landed on us!”

 

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