Award-winning actor Denzel Washington first appeared in the 1977 TV movie The Wilma Rudolph Story. Later in 1982, he appeared in some episodes of the TV drama St. Elsewhere. On the big screen, he had his first role in 1981’s Carbon Copy. Years later in 1987, he portrayed activist Steve Biko in epic-drama film Cry Freedom. For his performance, he got his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
He won the said award two years later for his performance in 1989’s Glory. In the 1990s, he starred in the films Mo’ Better Blues, Malcolm X, The Pelican Brief, Philadelphia, Crimson Tide, Courage Under Fire, and The Bone Collector. In the 2000s, he headlined the movies Remember the Titans, Training Day, John Q., Antwone Fisher (also director and producer), Man on Fire, The Manchurian Candidate, Inside Man, Déjà Vu, and American Gangster. For his work in Training Day, Washington won the Academy Award for Best Actor.
In the 2010s, he starred in The Book of Eli (also producer), Unstoppable, Safe House, The Equalizer, and The Magnificent Seven. His performance in the 2016 drama film Fences also earned him critical praise and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. After this, he played the titular character in the 2017 film Roman J. Israel, Esq. His recent work on the big screen was in The Equalizer 2. He stars in the upcoming films Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and The Little Things.
Apart from his workout routine, Denzel Washington keeps his body in good shape by eating well. His diet plan depends on his film roles, however, he keeps it simple and healthy as a general rule. Sometimes, his cinematic roles would encourage him to follow a vegetarian diet. For this reason, he has since incorporated this type of diet into his lifestyle. His meals mainly consists of plant-based foods with the occasional meat, though he prefers fish, chicken, and turkey as his source of lean proteins.