Denzel Washington is an American actor. He has since ventured into directing and producing. He began his film career in the early 1980s. He was first noticed for his work in 1987’s Cry Freedom portraying Steve Biko. His performance in 1989’s Glory got him his first Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. In the 1990s, his career became more prolific. He starred in the films Malcolm X as the titular part, The Pelican Brief, Philadelphia, and The Bone Collector. In the 2000s, he starred in Remember the Titans, John Q., Man on Fire, The Manchurian Candidate, Inside Man, Déjà Vu, and American Gangster. He also won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in Training Day. In the 2010s, he headlined the films The Book of Eli, Flight, The Equalizer, and Fences, the last movie of which he also directed and produced.