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Washington, Denzel 1954-

Works: 601 works in 2,282 publications in 10 languages and 82,116 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Police films  Film and video adaptations  Melodrama  Fiction  Comedy films  Gangster films 
Subject Headings: Actors 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Producer, Director, Performer, Interviewee, Other, Singer, Creator, Costume designer, Host, Film editor, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Publications about  Denzel Washington Publications about Denzel Washington
Publications by  Denzel Washington Publications by Denzel Washington
Most widely held works by Denzel Washington
Glory by Edward Zwick ( Visual )
70 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 4,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two idealistic young Bostonians lead the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, America's first Black regiment in the Civil War
Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
68 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 3,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With his wedding a week away, Claudio can't wait to marry the beautiful young Hero. To distract him, his best friend Don Pedro devises mischief: a romantic trap for the sharp-tongued Beatrice and the man she loves to hate, Benedick. Their amusement is almost spoiled by the jealous scheming of Don John, but love and laughter prevail when the local constable unwittingly exposes the plot--and all the trouble proves to be much ado about nothing (111 min.)
Remember the Titans by Denzel Washington ( Visual )
51 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 3,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A drama of forced high school integration in Alexandria, Virginia in 1971. After leading his team to fifteen winning seasons, white football coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by African-American Herman Boone, tough, opinionated and as different from Yoast as could be. The two men overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile young men into champions. A rousing celebration of how a town torn apart by resentment, friction and mistrust comes together in triumphant harmony
Malcolm X by Spike Lee ( Visual )
78 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 3,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Screen version of the life of Malcolm X who, through his religious conversion to Islam, found the strength to rise up from a criminal past to become an influential civil rights leader
Philadelphia by Jonathan Demme ( Visual )
83 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Powerful story of two lawyers who join together to sue a prestigious Philadelphia law firm when the firm fires one of them because he has AIDS
The great debaters ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 2,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Melvin B. Tolson is a professor at Wiley College in Texas. Wiley is a small African-American college. In 1935, Tolson inspired students to form the school's first debate team. Tolson turns a group of underdog students into a historically elite debate team which goes on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Inspired by a true story
The pelican brief by Alan J Pakula ( Visual )
54 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young law student stumbles across the unlikely explanation for the recent assassination of two Supreme Court justices, which reaches to the highest levels of the government
The Manchurian candidate by John Frankenheimer ( Visual )
38 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Gulf war hero is brainwashed and used as a tool in a political conspiracy
Flight ( Visual )
30 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A seasoned airline pilot miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault and what really happened on the plane
Training day by Antoine Fuqua ( Visual )
53 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jake Hoyt, a fresh-faced rookie in the Los Angeles Police Department, gets a chance to join the elite narcotics squad headed up by 13-year veteran Detective Sergeant Alonzo Harris. Jake is to prove himself during a one-day ride-along. As the day wears on, it becomes increasingly clear that Detective Harris has blurred the line between right and wrong to an alarming degree, enforcing his own code of ethics and street justice. Eventually, Hoyt begins to suspect that he is, rather than having the opportunity to join the squad, being set up to take the fall
American gangster by Ridley Scott ( Visual )
53 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, American Gangster is the story of two men: Frank Lucas, former driver, bouncer, and collector for Bumpy Johnson, the so-called Robin Hood of Harlem; and Richie Roberts, night-school lawyer, detective, and honest cop. Frank is importing heroin direct from Bangkok--by-passing the Italian and Sicilian mafia--undercutting their prices, delivering superior product, and making a fortune. Richie, loathed by cops on the take for turning in a million bucks in unmarked bills found in a suspects car, is heading a newly formed Federal investigation force for narcotics, tasked with finding and arresting North American drug kingpins. These two men are destined to meet, a meeting that will change their lives
Antwone Fisher by Antwone Quenton Fisher ( Visual )
35 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Antwone Fisher, 25, is a gentle, soft-spoken African American seaman in the Navy. Unless he feels he's been disrespected--which prompts furious, violent outbursts that put him on the brink of a dishonorable discharge. Ordered to see a psychiatrist, eventually the story of his childhood in a foster home, where he was both beaten and sexually abused, comes out. Dr. Davenport argues that Antwone needs to deal with his past, find his family, and attain closure. For Antwone, the journey proves agonizing and freeing, as he puts his past behind him and graduates into responsible manhood
Inside man by Spike Lee ( Visual )
28 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
NYPD Detective Keith Frazier struggles to outsmart Dalton, a high-stakes bank robber who, along with a well-trained crew of accomplices, has seized control of a Wall Street bank. The robbers turn what initially looks like a hostage crisis into a personal crusade to expose some mysterious evil secrets. As the dangerous cat-and-mouse game unfolds, Madaline, a power broker with her own agenda, emerges and injects even more instability into an already volatile situation
Unstoppable by Tony Scott ( Visual )
28 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A runaway train, transporting deadly, toxic chemicals, is barreling down on Scranton, Pennsylvania, and only two men can stop it: a veteran engineer and a young conductor. Thousands of lives hang in the balance as these ordinary heroes attempt to chase down one million tons of hurtling steel and prevent an epic disaster
The book of Eli by Albert Hughes ( Visual )
25 editions published in 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eli walks alone in post-apocalyptic America. He heads west along the Highway of Death on a mission he doesn't fully understand but knows he must complete. In his backpack is the last copy of a book that could become the wellspring of a revived society. Or in the wrong hands, the hammer of a despot. Eli keeps his blade sharp and his survival instincts sharper as his quest thrusts him into a savage wasteland
The hurricane by Norman Jewison ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, in the prime of his boxing career, finds himself wrongfully convicted of murder. Sentenced to life in prison, Carter's published memoir, The sixteenth round, inspires a teenager from Brooklyn and three Canadian activists who believe in the truth, to join forces with Carter to prove his innocence
Man on fire by A. J Quinnell ( Visual )
41 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Hard-drinking, burnt-out CIA operative John Creasy (Washington) has given up on life -- until his friend Rayburn ... gets him a job as bodyguard to nine-year-old Pita Ramos... Bit by bit, Creasy begins to reclaim his soul, but when Pita is kidnapped, Creasy's fiery rage is released and he will stop at nothing to save her"--Container
John Q by Nick Cassavetes ( Visual )
32 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Q. is a factory worker facing financial hardship as a result of reduced hours in his workplace. He and his wife soon discover that their child is in need of an emergency heart transplant. Although they have an HMO, they are informed that their policy doesn't cover such an expensive procedure. Unable to raise the money for the surgury himself and with no recourse but to take his son home to die, John snaps and holds the staff and patients of the hospital's emergency room hostage at gunpoint
A hand to guide me: legends and leaders celebrate the people who have shaped their lives by Denzel Washington ( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Highlighting the importance of everyday mentorship, a Hollywood star shares his personal story of mentoring and mentors who shaped his life, and introduces the life-changing stories of more than seventy of America's leading personalities
Safe house ( Visual )
20 editions published in 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Tobin Frost..., one of the CIA's most dangerous traitors, resurfaces in South Africa after eluding capture for almost a decade. During Frost's interrogation, the safe house where he is being held in is attacked by brutal mercenaries forcing rookie agent Matt Weston ... to take the infamous Frost on the run. As the masterful manipulator toys with his reluctant protégé, shaking the young operative's morality and idealism, the unlikely allies must fight to stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead"--Container
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Alternative Names
Washington, Denzel
Washington, Denzel Hayes Jr.
ワシントン, デンゼル
English (676)
Spanish (56)
German (44)
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Multiple languages (18)
Italian (4)
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