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Washington, Denzel 1954-

Works: 692 works in 2,511 publications in 11 languages and 85,336 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Melodrama  Fiction  Gangster films  Sports films  Trials, litigation, etc  Police films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Producer, Director, Performer, Interviewee, Author, Other, Singer, Creator, Contributor, Film editor, Host, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Denzel Washington
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Glory by Edward Zwick( Visual )

73 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 4,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two idealistic young Bostonians lead the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, America's first Black regiment in the Civil War
Remember the Titans by Denzel Washington( Visual )

46 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,603 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 )

83 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 3,571 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 )

100 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of two competing lawyers who join together to sue a prestigious Philadelphia law firm when the firm fires one of them because he has AIDS
Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare( Visual )

48 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 3,486 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
The great debaters( Visual )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 2,603 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
Flight by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

38 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,470 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
The pelican brief by Alan J Pakula( Visual )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Supreme Court justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everyone else wants her dead
Training day by Antoine Fuqua( Visual )

53 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,287 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 )

61 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,266 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 )

41 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,117 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 Clive Owen( Visual )

36 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The perfect bank robbery quickly spirals into an unstable and deadly game of cat-and-mouse between a criminal mastermind, the hostages, a determined detective, and a power broker with a hidden agenda. As the minutes tick by and the situation becomes increasingly tense, one wrong move could mean disaster for any one of them
Unstoppable by Tony Scott( Visual )

28 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sequences of action and peril, and some language
The book of Eli by Denzel Washington( Visual )

24 editions published in 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eli (Washington) 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 and pits him against a menacing warlord (Oldman)
Man on fire by A. J Quinnell( Visual )

42 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,883 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
The hurricane by Norman Jewison( Visual )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,842 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
John Q by Nick Cassavetes( Visual )

36 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,786 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
Safe house( Visual )

23 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,780 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
A hand to guide me: legends and leaders celebrate the people who have shaped their lives by Denzel Washington( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 1,746 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
Courage under fire by Edward Zwick( Visual )

38 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an officer investigates the posthumous candidacy of the first woman to receive a Medal of Honor, he finds an apparent cover-up surrounding the actions that led to her death
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A hand to guide me: legends and leaders celebrate the people who have shaped their lives
Alternative Names
Washington, Denzel

Washington, Denzel Hayes.

ワシントン, デンゼル

Malcolm XMuch ado about nothingThe pelican briefTraining dayInside manThe book of EliThe hurricaneJohn Q