“The Hurricane,” “Training Day,” “Man on Fire,” “American Gangster,” and just this year – “Safe House.” Denzel Washington is one of CC’s favorite actors.
Born in Mount Vernon, New York, Washington was an active participant at the MV Boys Club. After High School, he first attended Texas Tech before earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Drama and Journalism from Fordham University. From there – one of the biggest actors of our time would set out on an amazing journey.
The 80s and 90s saw such great work in films like “Philadelphia,” “Crimson Tide,” and “The Preacher’s Wife” alongside the late Whitney Houston. Denzel also took sports-related roles in a solid film alongside NBA player Ray Allen in “He Got Game.”
In 2000, Denzel appeared in the Disney film “Remember the Titans,” which grossed over $100 million at the United States box office. A series of impressive performances continues with “Out of Time,” “Inside Man,” “The Taking of Pelham 123.” And “Déjà Vu” with Jodie Foster.
In addition to his great work on the big screen, Denzel is also a big supporter and national spokesperson for the Boys and Girls Club of America. He supports numerous programs for youth, theater and arts, and special causes throughout the world.
Along with starring in sports movies, Denzel is also the father of a professional football player. John David Washington was a star athlete at Morehouse College and went on to play for the NFL’s St. Louis Rams.
Did you Know?
The film “Remember the Titans” was written by Vallejo native Gregory Allen Howard whom, like CC, attended Loma Vista Elementary and Solano Junior High School.
Learn more about Greg’s projects here.