Washington, Denzel Biography

biography of Washington, Denzel

Denzel Hayes Washington Jr.
28 December 1954, Mount Vernon, New York, USA
6' 0 1/2"
Denzel Washington was born in December 28,1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He was the middle child of the 3 children of a Pentecostal minister father and a beautician mother. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at Fordham University intent on a career in journalism. However, he caught the acting bug while appearing in student drama productions and, upon graduation, he moved to San Francisco and enrolled at the American Conservatory Theater. He left A.C.T. after only one year to seek work as an actor. With his acting versatility and powerful sexual presence, he had no difficulty finding work in numerous television productions. He made his first big screen appearance in _Carbon Copy (1981)_ (qv) with 'George Segal (I)' (qv). Through the 1980s, he worked in both movies and television and was chosen for the plum role of "Dr. Chandler" in NBC's hit medical series _"St. Elsewhere" (1982)_ (qv), a role that he would play for 6 years. In 1989, his film career began to take precedence when he won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of "Tripp", the runaway slave in 'Edward Zwick' (qv)'s powerful historical masterpiece _Glory (1989)_ (qv). Through the 1990s, Denzel co-starred in such big budget productions as _The Pelican Brief (1993)_ (qv); _Philadelphia (1993)_ (qv); _Crimson Tide (1995)_ (qv); _The Preacher's Wife (1996)_ (qv) and _Courage Under Fire (1996)_ (qv) - a role for which he was paid $10 million. His work in critically-acclaimed films continued simultaneously, with roles in _Malcolm X (1992)_ (qv) and _The Hurricane (1999)_ (qv) garnering him Oscar nominations for Best Actor, before he finally won that statuette in 2002 for his lead role in _Training Day (2001)_ (qv). He continued to define his onscreen persona as the tough, no-nonsense hero through the 2000s in films like _Inside Man (2006)_ (qv), _The Book of Eli (2010)_ (qv), _The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)_ (qv) and _Safe House (2012)_ (qv). Cerebral and meticulous in his film work, he made his debut as a director in 2002 with _Antwone Fisher (2002)_ (qv); he also directed _The Great Debaters (2007)_ (qv) in 2007. During this same time period, he also took on the role of producer for such films as _The Book of Eli (2010)_ (qv) and _Safe House (2012)_ (qv). He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, 'Pauletta Washington (I)' (qv), and their 4 children.
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-   'Pauletta Washington (I)' (qv) (25 June 1983 - present); 4 children

-   Often portrays real people: Rubin "Hurricane" Carter in _The Hurricane (1999)_ (qv), 'Malcolm X' (qv) in _Malcolm X (1992)_ (qv), 'Herman Boone' (qv) in _Remember the Titans (2000)_ (qv), Frank Lucas in _American Gangster (2007)_ (qv), Steve Biko in _Cry Freedom (1987)_ (qv) and Melvin Tolson in _The Great Debaters (2007)_ (qv).

-   Frequently plays military men and law enforcement officers

-   In almost all the films - e.g. _Man on Fire (2004)_ (qv), _American Gangster (2007)_ (qv), _John Q (2002)_ (qv) - where he handles or uses sidearms (usually a 9mm Beretta or similar pistols), there's a scene of him swiftly ejecting a bullet from the loaded chamber by pulling back the slide assembly and subsequently catching the bullet before it falls to the ground.

-   Fiery anger driven tirades

-   (1995) Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#77).

-   Has 4 children, 'John David Washington' (qv) (born July 28, 1984), 'Katia Washington' (qv) (born November 27, 1987), and twins Malcolm Washington and 'Olivia Washington' (qv) (born April 10, 1991), with 'Pauletta Washington (I)' (qv).

-   Son, Malcolm, was named in honor of 'Malcolm X' (qv).

-   To prepare for his role as boxer 'Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter' (qv) in _The Hurricane (1999)_ (qv), Washington worked out for a year with L.A. boxing trainer 'Terry Claybon' (qv).

-   Attended Fordham University, receiving a B.A. in Journalism.

-   1996 Harvard Foundation Award

-   In a Newsweek cover story about the biological basis of the perception of beauty, he was used as a key example in a scientific explanation why he is considered an extremely handsome man.

-   (1990) Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world

-   According to a 1995 Premiere magazine article, Denzel confronted director 'Quentin Tarantino' (qv) when he visited the set of _Crimson Tide (1995)_ (qv). Quentin had done an uncredited rewrite of the script. Denzel lambasted Tarantino about his use of racial slurs in his films. Tarantino got embarrassed and wanted to move the conversation to a more private area. Denzel said, "No, if we're going to discuss it, let's discuss it now." Denzel later said he still felt that Quentin was "a fine artist".

-   Denzel is named after his father who was in turn named after the doctor, Doctor Denzel, who had delivered him.

-   In the early 1980s, years before he portrayed 'Malcolm X' (qv) in the 'Spike Lee' (qv) film _Malcolm X (1992)_ (qv), Washington portrayed Malcolm in the off-Broadway production of "When the Chickens Came Home to Roost", at the Henry Street Theatre in NYC.

-   Frequent collaborator of 'Spike Lee' (qv).

-   Named one of E!'s "top 20 entertainers of 2001."

-   Supports charities such as the 'Nelson Mandela' (qv) Children's Fund, and the Gathering Place (an AIDS hospice).

-   Met his wife 'Pauletta Washington (I)' (qv) in 1977 when both had small roles in the TV-movie _Wilma (1977) (TV)_ (qv) (she was billed as Pauletta Pearson), the story of runner 'Wilma Rudolph' (qv). They wed five years later.

-   His father was a Pentecostal minister; his mother a beautician and former gospel singer. They divorced when he was 14.

-   Is a spokesperson for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, having been a member of the Boys Club once himself.

-   Only the second black actor (after 'Sidney Poitier' (qv)) to win the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (for _Training Day (2001)_ (qv)). Poitier received the honorary Academy Award that same year.

-   Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2002.

-   Ranked #28 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. Had ranked #40 in 2002.

-   Often works with director 'Edward Zwick' (qv).

-   Cousin is newsman 'Ukee Washington' (qv), who co-anchors the news on the CBS affiliate in Philadelphia.

-   He and his family are members of the same church as actors 'Dwayne Winstead' (qv), 'Sy Richardson' (qv), 'Marvin Wright-Bey' (qv), and 'Fitz Houston' (qv).

-   Was awarded the title of "Police Chief for a Day" when he was a member of The Boys and Girls Club of America as a child. The photo was shown during his latest appearance on _"Live with Regis and Kathie Lee" (1988)_ (qv).

-   'Tom Hanks' (qv) said working with Washington on _Philadelphia (1993)_ (qv) was like "going to film school". Hanks said he learned more about acting by watching Denzel than from anyone else.

-   He was at his mother's beauty parlor, when a woman getting her hair done saw him and told someone to get her a piece of paper and she wrote at the top "Prophecy" and then wrote that Denzel would grow up and one day speak to millions. Denzel kept the bit of paper in his wallet. The woman was known as a prophetess in their church and community.

-   Cites star-athletes like 'Jim Brown (I)' (qv) and 'Gale Sayers' (qv) as the role models of his youth.

-   First studied Biology in hopes of becoming a doctor, then switched to Political Science then to a Journalism/Drama major in college.

-   Has worn some kind of military uniform in at least six of his films.

-   Ranked #59 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties

-   Premiere Magazine ranked him as #39 on a list of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature (2005).

-   (1996) Chosen as People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive

-   First African-American actor to receive two Academy Awards

-   Has played two soldiers who have suffered traumatic, life-changing experiences while fighting in the 1991 Persian Gulf War: Lt. Col. Nathaniel Serling in _Courage Under Fire (1996)_ (qv) and Maj. Ben Marco in _The Manchurian Candidate (2004)_ (qv).

-   Though his first theatrical film was a comedy (_Carbon Copy (1981)_ (qv)), he has only done three more since. Has mentioned that he's always wanted to do a great one.

-   He and his family visited the troops at Brook Army Medical Center, in San Antonio, Texas (BAMC). There are some buildings there called Fisher Houses. The Fisher House is a Hotel where soldiers' families can stay, for little or no charge, while their soldier is staying in the Hospital. BAMC has quite a few of these houses on base, but as you can imagine, they are almost filled most of the time. He was given a tour of one of the Fisher Houses and subsequent to his visit sent them one of the largest donations they've ever received.

-   His performance as 'Malcolm X' (qv) in _Malcolm X (1992)_ (qv) is ranked #17 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).

-   Is the second of three children.

-   As of 2006, he is the most Oscar-winning (two) and most nominated (five) black actor/actress in Academy history.

-   Son 'John David Washington' (qv) recently signed as a running back with the St. Louis Rams (May 2006).

-   Has two films on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time. They are: _Glory (1989)_ (qv) at #31 and _Philadelphia (1993)_ (qv) at #20.

-   Has worked with both 'Ridley Scott' (qv) and 'Tony Scott (I)' (qv). Ridley directed him in _American Gangster (2007)_ (qv). He has worked with Ridley's brother, Tony, on five films, which are: _Crimson Tide (1995)_ (qv), _Man on Fire (2004)_ (qv), _Deja Vu (2006)_ (qv), _The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)_ (qv) and _Unstoppable (2010)_ (qv).

-   Turned down _Se7en (1995)_ (qv). He opted to do another detective thriller that year, _Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)_ (qv).

-   Claims his personal favorite performances are his works in _Cry Freedom (1987)_ (qv), _Glory (1989)_ (qv), _Malcolm X (1992)_ (qv), and _Training Day (2001)_ (qv).

-   Turned down the role of Detective David Mills in _Se7en (1995)_ (qv).

-   Turned down the role of Cinque in _Amistad (1997)_ (qv).

-   His daughter, 'Katia Washington' (qv), currently attends Yale University.

-   Good friends with actress 'Julia Roberts (I)' (qv).

-   Voted as America's Favorite Movie Star in the 2006 and 2007 Harris Polls.

-   At one point, was to star as Dr. Alex Cross in _Kiss the Girls (1997)_ (qv), had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.

-   He was presented with the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia on May 20, 2007.

-   Son of 'Lennis Washington' (qv), a beautician and former Gospel singer.

-   Almost every summer he and his family go to Italy on vacation.

-   For _Courage Under Fire (1996)_ (qv), he trained at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin in California, where he qualified on the M1A1 tank and the 120mm gun, participated in battle games and listened to audiotapes of tank battles in Desert Storm.

-   To prepare for his attorney role in _Philadelphia (1993)_ (qv), he met with two lawyers who were about to become celebrities in their own right: 'Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. (I)' (qv) and 'Carl Douglas (III)' (qv).

-   He spent months on the beat with Washington Post reporters to prepare for _The Pelican Brief (1993)_ (qv).

-   Has worked with both Fanning sisters. He worked with 'Dakota Fanning' (qv) in _Man on Fire (2004)_ (qv); he worked with (although did not have any scenes with) 'Elle Fanning' (qv) in _Deja Vu (2006)_ (qv).

-   December 2007 - According to Forbes, for each dollar he got paid, his movies averaged $10 of gross income.

-   In 2006, he donated $1 million to Save Africa's Children.

-   (2002) When Washington won the Best Actor Oscar for _Training Day (2001)_ (qv), 'Halle Berry' (qv) won the Best Actress Oscar for _Monster's Ball (2001)_ (qv), and 'Sidney Poitier' (qv) won the Honorary award (2001), 2002 marked the first time in Academy Awards history that 3 African-Americans so dominated the Oscar ceremonies.

-   He is a big fan of the TV show _"Monk" (2002)_ (qv). He requested 'Ted Levine' (qv) to play a part in _American Gangster (2007)_ (qv) because he was a fan of the series. He also worked with 'Tony Shalhoub' (qv) in _The Siege (1998)_ (qv).

-   Named 'Gene Hackman' (qv), 'Angelina Jolie' (qv), and 'Dakota Fanning' (qv) as the most talented actors he has ever worked with.

-   The actors he most wants to work with are 'Al Pacino' (qv) and 'Robert De Niro' (qv). The director he most wants to work with is 'Martin Scorsese' (qv).

-   The offer he regrets turning down the most is 'Brad Pitt' (qv)'s role in _Se7en (1995)_ (qv).

-   Was the original choice to play the title character in _Blade (1998)_ (qv).

-   Was considered for the part of Det. Ricardo Tubbs on _"Miami Vice" (1984)_ (qv).

-   Broke the pinky finger of his right hand during a childhood basketball accident and never had it set correctly, resulting in the finger healing in a crooked position. The finger is still crooked to this day, bent at the bottom knuckle a full 45 degrees outward from his other fingers.

-   (November 11, 2008) Attended the star-studded opening of Dubai's lavish Atlantis Palms resort. Guests were welcomed in style with a display of one million fireworks, said to be visible from space.

-   As of 2009, Washington and sound engineers 'Willie D. Burton' (qv) and 'Russell Williams II' (qv) are the only African-Americans to win two Oscars.

-   Brother-in-law of actress 'Rita Pearson' (qv).

-   Frequently works with directors 'Spike Lee' (qv) and 'Tony Scott (I)' (qv).

-   Was in consideration for the part of Curtis Taylor Jr in _Dreamgirls (2006)_ (qv). However 'Jamie Foxx' (qv) was cast instead.

-   Performed all of his own stunts for the hand to hand fight sequences in the post-apocalyptic action film _The Book of Eli (2010)_ (qv).

-   Turned down the role that went to 'George Clooney' (qv) in _Michael Clayton (2007)_ (qv).

-   Lives in Los Angeles, California.

-   Likes to point out the difference between his father's and his first name: Denzel. Though both are spelled the same, his dad's name is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable - DEN-zel, whereas the actor's name is pronounced - den-ZEL.

-   Among his favorite black actors are - 'Idris Elba' (qv) and 'Chiwetel Ejiofor' (qv) - who happen to be British, and both of whom co-starred with Washington in _American Gangster (2007)_ (qv).

-   Has worked twice with 'Chiwetel Ejiofor' (qv). In _Inside Man (2006)_ (qv), they played police detectives; in _American Gangster (2007)_ (qv), they played criminals.

-   Has starred in three remakes - _The Manchurian Candidate (2004)_ (qv), _The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)_ (qv), and _Man on Fire (2004)_ (qv).

-   The longest he has gone without an Oscar nomination is 11 years, between _Training Day (2001)_ (qv) and _Flight (2012/I)_ (qv).

-   (1996) TV commercial (PSA): Boys/Girls Clubs of America

-   (1981) Stage: Appeared (as Malcolm X) in Laurence Holder's award-winning "When the Chickens Came Home to Roost."

-   (April 2005) Stage: Appeared (as "Marcus Brutus") in "Julius Caesar" by 'William Shakespeare (I)' (qv), Belasco Theatre, New York City

-   (1997) Music video: Directed 'BeBe Winans' (qv) video "In Harm's Way"

-   (2006) Audio recording: Appears in "The Bible Experience," which also features 'Alfre Woodard' (qv), 'Angela Bassett' (qv), 'Cuba Gooding Jr.' (qv), 'Blair Underwood' (qv) (as "Jesus") and 'Samuel L. Jackson' (qv) (as "God").

-   The Bible Experience (Zondervan, 2007), He, Song of Solomon

-   (2010) Stage: Appeared in "Fences" with 'Viola Davis (I)' (qv) on Broadway at the Cort Theater.

-   (1990) Stage: Appeared (as "Richard III") in 'William Shakespeare (I)' (qv)'s "Richard III", part of the 1990 Free Shakespeare in the Park series in New York's Central Park.

-   James Robert Parrish. _Today's Black Hollywood._ New York: Windsor Publishing-Pinnacle Books, 1995. ISBN 0-7860-0104-6

-   Chris Nickson. _Denzel Washington._ 1996. ISBN 0312960433

-   Dwayne Epstein. _People in the News: Denzel Washington._ Farmington Hills: Lucent Books, 2010. ISBN 1420501577

-   (In 1998) "Acting's like someone asking you for years to write the characters, but they write the book."

-   I'm very proud to be black, but black is not all I am. That's my cultural historical background, my genetic makeup, but it's not all of who I am nor is it the basis from which I answer every question.

-   [on where he likes to keep his Oscars] "Next to each other."

-   I have a friend who says 'the first 50 was for them, this 50's for me'. I like that. The weirdest part of it, or even the saddest part, is that you start to see people die. You go 'Man! He wasn't even that old'. I lost a friend recently who died of a heart attack. He was 58. When I was 20, 58 was old. It ain't now. - on approaching 50.

-   That ain't fair, really. 'Michelle Pfeiffer' (qv) hasn't been finding a lot of work recently because she doesn't like what a woman her age is offered. That's a real double standard. You get 'Sean Connery' (qv), who gets older and older, still playing opposite young ladies, but it doesn't work the other way around. - on working with young female co-stars.

-   I have to try and find a way to remain positive because those days are boring to me, really, just hanging off the side of a building, fighting or grunting. - on shooting action scenes.

-   People say, 'Congratulations, you finally got the Oscar', and I have to correct them: 'Actually, it's my second one. I won for _Glory (1989)_ (qv) in 1989.' Some people say, 'Yeah, but that was for a supporting actor role' but for me, it's the same thing.

-   Probably Shakespeare. I did Othello in college, and Richard III, and those are the two roles I'd like to revisit. Movies? There's a couple I wish I hadn't done. I won't say which ones, but there are a couple of mistakes there. - on what roles he'd like to redo.

-   I was a mess. I don't know if I ate bad food or if it was too much tension, but I got sick. There was a huge traffic jam, and I remember saying 'Look, it took me all this time to get here - I'm showing up in a limousine and I don't care how late I am.' By the time I got there, there was no red carpet. Everyone was inside because the show had already started. - on being late for the 1987 Oscars.

-   "I root for the Knicks. I root for the Yankees." (when asked which does he call home, L.A. or New York).

-   "The only way I'm going to L.A. is with a job." (when asked what prompted him to go to Hollywood).

-   I remain thankful for the gifts that I've been given and I try to use them in a good way, in a positive way.

-   Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life.

-   For the movie _Glory (1989)_ (qv), before going out to shoot the whipping scene, I'm backstage in a room, and I'm thinking, how am I gonna do this scene? All I did - you know people ask me, how did you prepare? - I say, I prayed. And I got on my knees and they were waiting for me, and I prayed. And then I prayed to all the spirits. I said, "Look fellas, ladies" and I'm talking about those who have been, and I said, "Look I don't know, I'm just rolling with you all. Just whatever happens, I'm going. And I said are you with me? Come on!" I'm serious! And I went out there and what hit me was, I'm in charge. Never put my head down. This isn't the first time this has happened to me, the character - and ,in fact, I had the guy build all the scars to put on my back - and I went out there with an attitude that I'm going to take this and not fold. But it hurt. And the tear was actually real. You know, you just allow it and you're thankful for it. It's not technical. It's not science. It's spirit.

-   "I just didn't see myself in _Amistad (1997)_ (qv). I ain't putting no chains around my neck. I'm not in the mood right now, too edgy. It just wasn't for me. I'm not having it. I'm like, 'Yeah, that's what happened then, but how about me cutting everybody's head off and end the movie there?'" (on refusing the role in _Amistad (1997)_ (qv))

-   (on making movies) It's simple: You get a part. You play a part. You play it well. You do your work and you go home. And what is wonderful about movies is that once they're done, they belong to the people. Once you make it, it's what they see. That's where my head is at.

-   (1998 quote on his career) With four children I have to maximize the work I do now financially. It's like I have to do one film for financial reasons, as opposed to when I was single, or before we had all of these children. I find that I'm not as good at not working as I thought I would be. I get itchy. My wife also says I'm only good for about three weeks of downtime. But I'm learning a decent pace now. I try to take four or five months off between jobs.

-   (1998 quote on his long-standing marriage) She puts up with me. I think, also, in a way the traveling helps. We're able to travel together and also be apart sometimes. Not everybody gets to live like that. Twenty years now. It's like you start to pat yourself on the back when you look around you and you see that very few people have 20 years into a marriage.

-   (on what he enjoys about making films) The magic. There's fun creating that magic. Bringing something to life, whatever. Putting together a character. The twists and the turns that people don't expect. So to sit around and talk about it before someone sees it is boring. I think there should be some mystery in it. Who wants to know everything about it? I think it ruins movies when you know everything about how the movie was made and put together. If you explain, it's like showing you the trick before I show you the magic. Let me explain to you how it works. All right, now come see the show. It's supposed to be magic. And being an actor is about creating that magic.

-   (on what inspires him as an actor) I like to go to new places. To specify, it is to say that I like not knowing. I like knowing when I get there. I know when it starts coming around and it raises the hair or it doesn't. I was trained in the theater. So it was instilled in me as a young performer to take chances and not to worry about all that, because failure is a part of growth. If you're gonna fail, fail big and take chances. So I've done that, or I've tried to do that.

-   (1998 quote on his career) In any craft or artistic endeavor you want to do different things. You want to go to different places, you want to find different ways to go about it. You may have your constants, but you're looking to go into new territories, new angles, new challenges. So that's how it is for me as an actor. I couldn't play the same guy eight times and I don't have to. I think I've said all of my career, I'm not a celebrity. I'm not a movie star. I'm just an actor who is more popular right now. I don't even know what a movie star is. And one of the reasons why I keep on going back to make movies that don't have such huge budgets is that it's not as much pressure. You feel like you can take more chances.

-   (on having to do publicity) I'm an actor, so that's the bottom line. I'm not a marketing whatever. My strength does not lie in marketing a product called 'Denzel.' That's not what I do. My strength lies in playing a part and hopefully entertaining and affecting people on some level. Now I'm not being naive. I know that marketing comes into play when you're spending 50 or 60 million dollars of other people's money to make a film. You have to be involved in marketing that product. But the publicity gets to be boring. How many times can I tell the same story? I understand the importance of doing publicity for a film, so I'm willing to do that, but I don't want to sit around talking about myself. That's not a great day for me. That's not my idea of fun.

-   The acting coach Stanislavsky talks about cutting 90 percent. So you do research, research, research, then you drop it and listen when you're in the scene and know who you are. You never know how it's gonna come around. That's why you go out there and find out. It's because you need the human beings that hook you into the character. Maybe I'm not as imaginative as the average actor. I need some kind of a hook sometimes.

-   Man gives you the award but God gives you the reward.

-   [on the 2002 Academy Awards and his win] - I didn't want to go to the Oscars. After "Hurricane," I was like, 'I don't feel like dealing with these people. I'm just not going to go.' In order to protect yourself, you almost have to not care. So that night I didn't care -- and, of course, they go, 'Here.'

-   [on _The Book of Eli (2010)_ (qv)] - We shot in New Mexico, and the environment definitely helped. It was bleak. It got chilly and windy. The wind was the biggest deal. You'd have to wash the sand out of your nose and eyes. The world that the movie takes place in, the opportunity to do all this "Blade" kind of martial-arts stuff, working with the Hughes brothers -- it was an interesting combination of things.

-   [on _Training Day (2001)_ (qv)] - My son talked me into doing that movie. He was like, 'Dad, you've never done anything like this'. I just hadn't been asked before. The only film that was sort of dark that I'd turned down was _Se7en (2000)_. They offered me the 'Brad Pitt' (qv) part, but I was like, 'This is so dark and evil'. Then when I saw the movie, I was like, 'Oh, shoot'.

-   [on the supposed factual inaccuracies of _The Hurricane (1999)_ (qv)] - I heard that. We'll never know, will we? The film was touchy because people were murdered and a lot of people felt that Rubin did it. So you're opening old wounds. _Malcolm X (1992)_ (qv) was more dangerous, but _The Hurricane (1999)_ (qv) might have been more controversial.

-   [on _Philadelphia (1993)_ (qv)] - [Director] 'Jonathan Demme' (qv) said to me, 'Look, we don't want your character to go 360 degrees. It's not like by the end of the movie he's leading a gay and lesbian parade'. If we'd done that, it would have let people like this character off the hook. But at the end, he touches ['Tom Hanks' (qv)' character] -- and that's huge for him. [Pauses, then laughs] I used to mess with Tom. He was barely eating at all, and I would put out, like, 200 Almond Joys in his drawer to give him a hard time. I'd pretend to sneeze and all these Snickers would fall on the ground. I'm sure he laughed all the way up to the podium when he won the Oscar.

-   [on the whipping scene in _Glory (1989)_ (qv)] - I remember walking around before that scene, just praying and calling on the spirits of all the slaves, because I didn't know how to play it. I was like, 'Okay, fellas, just tell me what to do'. And I went out there with an arrogance. I spit on the ground. I had this attitude and this strength -- it all came out of this meditation. It wasn't calculated. It was organic. That whip actually hurt, but I was like, 'Don't let him win'.

-   (1995 quote) It was never my dream to be famous. I didn't start acting to be a movie star. I started in the theater and my desire was to get better at my craft. It's still my desire. I don't consider myself a movie star, nor do I really have the desire to be one. I'm just an entertainer. An actor who works hard at his craft. Whatever labels people give me, that's not really me or part of my process. Come and talk with me again on my 50th birthday and I may feel differently, but right now, I'm just taking the lesson from one of my old teachers who said, 'Don't be afraid to fail big'.

-   (1995 quote) This 'famous' stuff, I guess you can get caught up in it. You can even get caught up in fighting it, pretending it doesn't exist. But it already alters who you are, just in the fact that you're trying to deny it. I just turned 40 and my wife and I had a quiet getaway. I didn't want a big party or anything. I just wanted to reflect on what I've done with the first 40 years and what I want to do now. I think I'm just starting to figure out how to do it, you know, how to simplify things in life. Around my birthday, I was listening to this motivational speaker, Les Brown, who made this analogy about ghosts around his bed. He was saying when you die, imagine you had these ghosts around your bed that represent your unfulfilled potential. Things that should have been done, should have been experienced. How many ghosts are going to be around your bed when your time comes? People can say about me or anyone, 'Oh, you're great at this,' but you have to look at yourself and say, 'How do I feel about what I've done?' That's all that matters.

-   Long ago I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me, spiritually and financially.

-   'Tony Scott (I)' (qv) was a great director, a genuine friend, and it is unfathomable to think that he is now gone. He had a tremendous passion for life and for the art of filmmaking, and was able to share this passion with all of us through his cinematic brilliance.

-   [on 'Flight'] If it ain't on the page it ain't on the stage. I read tons of scripts, and I know it's very rare, but this is like a Eugene O'Neil play - the tears are on the page.

-   (August 2004) Bought the film rights to the 'Sammy Davis Jr. (I)' (qv) biography, Sammy in Black and White.

-   (March 2005) Appearing as 'Marcus Brutus' in Julius Caesar on Broadway.

-   (July 2006) Preparing to shoot _American Gangster (2007)_ (qv) with director 'Ridley Scott' (qv) and co-star 'Russell Crowe' (qv) in locations ranging from Harlem, New York to Thailand.

-   (1997) Release of the book, "Denzel Washington" by Alex Simmons.

-   (1999) Release of the book, "Denzel Washington" by Anne E. Hill.

-   (2003) Release of the book, "Denzel Washington: Academy Award-winning Actor" by Sara McIntosh Wooten.

-   (2006) Release of his book, "A Hand to Guide Me" by Denzel with 'Daniel Paisiner' (qv).

-   _Siege, The (1998)_ -> $12,000,000 (USA)

-   _Training Day (2001)_ (qv) -> $12,000,000

-   _The Hurricane (1999)_ (qv) -> $10,000,000

-   _Courage Under Fire (1996)_ (qv) -> $10,000,000

-   _Out of Time (2003/I)_ (qv) -> $20,000,000

-   _Man on Fire (2004)_ (qv) -> $20,000,000

-   _Out of Time (2003/I)_ (qv) -> $20,000,000

-   _American Gangster (2007)_ (qv) -> $40,000,000

-   _Virtuosity (1995)_ (qv) -> $7,500,000

-   _The Siege (1998)_ (qv) -> $12,000,000

-   _Fallen (1998)_ (qv) -> $12,000,000

-   "Reader's Digest" (USA), June 2009, pg. 100-103, by: Jesse Kornbluth, "Good Guy"

-   "Parade" (USA), 16 December 2007, pg. 5, by: Jeanne Wolf, "'Little Things Matter'"

-   "Widescreen" (Germany), 2 May 2007, Iss. 06/2007, pg. 57, by: Fabian Prahl, "Ich bin Überwachung gewöhnt"

-   "T2 (Times supplement)" (UK), 18 November 2004, pg. 14-15, by: Stephen Dalton, "Where did our balck knight go?"

-   "Independent" (UK), 1 October 2004, by: Tiffany Rose, "Denzel Washington: God's gift to the movies"

-   "Flair" (Netherlands), 7 Februari 2003, Iss. 7, pg. 32-34, by: Eric le Duc, "'Ik heb al te veel verjaardagen gemist'"

-   "Reader's Digest" (USA), December 2002, pg. 80-85, by: Jeff Greenfield, "In His Stars" (Face to Face with Denzel Washington)

-   "Playboy" (USA), December 2002, Vol. 49, Iss. 12, pg. 67-72+86+186, by: Michael Fleming, "The Playboy Interview: Denzel Washington"

-   "Humo" (Belgium), 20 November 2001, Iss. 3194, pg. 72, "Slag om Washington"

-   "Film Review" (UK), February 2000, Iss. 590, pg. 72-74, by: Ian Spelling, "Murder in Mind"

-   "Biba" (France), April 1998, Iss. 218, pg. 48, "Washington flirte avec les ténèbres"

-   "TV Filmes" (Portugal), 1997, Iss. 6, pg. 20-23, by: Avik Gilboa

-   "Empire" (UK), 1996, Iss. 89, pg. 80-82+84, by: Rachelle Unreich, "Eyes Right"

-   "Movieline" (USA), October 1995, Vol. VII, Iss. 2, pg. 75, "what's your favorite scene in your favorite video?"

-   "Empire" (UK), 1992, Iss. 35, pg. 52-53, by: Lloyd Bradley

-   "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 28 December 2012, Iss. 1239/1240, pg. 43, by: Adam Markovitz, "Great Performance: Denzel Washington as Whip Whitaker in Flight"

-   "AARP: The Magazine" (USA), June 2012, Vol. 55, Iss. 4, pg. 47, by: staff, "Men On Fire: He Puts Kids First"

-   "Le Républicain Lorrain" (France), 9 March 2011, Iss. 67, pg. 14, by: anonymous, "People. Denzel Washington journaliste raté. Denzel Washington : "J'ai un métier extraordinaire, mais je ne me prends pas du tout au sérieux"."

-   "Parade" (USA), 7 November 2010, pg. 9, by: Echo Garrett, "A Voice for Kids"

-   "USA Weekend" (USA), 8 January 2010, pg. 6-7, by: Jeffrey Ressner, "'I'm a Work in Progress'"

-   "The New York Times" (USA), 11 November 2009, Vol. 159, Iss. 54,856, pg. C2, by: Patrick Healy, "Denzel Washington Is Broadway Bound"

-   "Courier Post" (USA), 29 February 2008, by: The Associated Press, "Honor for Denzel Washington, Wife"

-   "Family Circle" (USA), 1 November 2006, pg. 56-57, by: Denzel Washington, "A Hand to Guide Me (book excerpt)"

-   "Parade" (USA), 26 March 2006, pg. 4-5, by: David Oliver Relin, "It Only Takes One"

-   "Men" (Greece), November 2004, Iss. 134, pg. 104-109, by: Dimitris Pantsos, "Black Light"

-   "TV Guide" (USA), 21 February 2004, Vol. 52, Iss. 8, pg. 36, by: staff, "Before They Were Stars"

-   "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 20 December 2002, Vol. 1, Iss. 687, pg. 12-16, by: Dave Karger, "Entertainer of the Year #1"

-   "Premiere" (USA), October 2002, Vol. 16, Iss. 2, pg. 79, by: Sean M. Smith, "Star Of The Era"

-   "TV Guide" (USA), 8 September 2002, Vol. 50, Iss. 39, pg. 20, by: staff, "50 Sexiest Stars of All-Time - #4"

-   "Biography" (USA), March 2002, pg. 46-50+102, by: Janet Cawley, "Destined for Greatness"

-   "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 22 February 2002, Vol. -, Iss. 640/641, pg. 28, by: Chris Nashawaty, "Best Actor: Denzel Washington"

-   "Film" (Poland), April 2000, pg. 98-101, by: Elzbieta Ciapara, "Denzel W.", Polish

-   "Max" (Hungary), March 2000, Vol. 1, Iss. 26, pg. 16-17, by: Gábor Karányi, "Denzel Washington"

-   "GQ" (USA), January 1994, Vol. 64, Iss. 1, pg. 74-79+137, by: Peter Richmond, "Invisible man: Is Denzel Washington more than the sum of his parts"

-   "V&D" (Netherlands), 14 December 2009, "Deja Vu"

-   "TVFilm" (Netherlands), 5 December 2009, Vol. 25, "Man on Fire"

-   "Spits" (Netherlands), 27 August 2009, by: Sony Pictures, "Entertainment/Film (poster add of The Taking of Pelham 123)"

-   "Veronica" (Netherlands), 1 March 2008, Iss. 9, "Crimson Tide Zaterdag Een 0.05"

-   "Playboy" (USA), November 2002, Vol. 49, Iss. 11, pg. 80, by: Jamie Malanowski, "Sex In Cinema 2002"

-   "Playboy" (USA), August 2000, Vol. 47, Iss. 8, pg. 187, by: Armando Gallo, "Grapevine: Do Tell, Denzel"

-   "Playboy" (USA), December 1996, Vol. 43, Iss. 12, pg. 160, by: Gretchen Edgren, "Sex Stars 1996"

-   "Playboy" (USA), August 1991, Vol. 38, Iss. 8, pg. 171, by: Patty Beaudet, "Grapevine: Making Whoopi"

-   "Playboy" (USA), December 1990, Vol. 37, Iss. 12, pg. 175, by: Jim Harwood, "Sex Stars Of 1990"

-   "The Hollywood Reporter" (USA), 9 November 2012, Iss. 39

-   "GQ" (USA), October 2012

-   "USA Weekend" (USA), 8 January 2010

-   "ICG Magazine" (USA), January 2010, Vol. 81, Iss. 1

-   "Parade" (USA), 16 December 2007

-   "Men's Vogue" (USA), November 2007

-   "American Cinematographer" (USA), April 2006, Vol. 87, Iss. 4

-   "Parade" (USA), 26 March 2006

-   "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 20 December 2002, Vol. 1, Iss. 687

-   "Reader's Digest" (USA), December 2002

-   "Premiere" (USA), October 2002, Vol. 16, Iss. 2

-   "International Herald Tribune" (USA), 26 March 2002, Iss. 37029

-   "Biography" (USA), March 2002

-   "Mikro Gids" (Netherlands), 1997, Iss. 34

-   "American Cinematographer" (USA), January 1994, Vol. 75, Iss. 1

-   "GQ" (USA), January 1994, Vol. 64, Iss. 1

-   "Rolling Stone" (USA), 26 November 1992

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  275. Muhammad Ali's 50th Birthday Celebration (1992) (TV)
  276. The American Film Institute Salute to Sidney Poitier (1992) (TV)
  277. "Great Performances" (1970) {Jammin': Jelly Roll Morton on Broadway (#21.2)}
  278. Mississippi Masala (1991)
  279. Ricochet (1991)
  280. The 45th Annual Tony Awards (1991) (TV)
  281. The 63rd Annual Academy Awards (1991) (TV)
  282. "Ebony/Jet Showcase" (1982) {(1991-11-01)}
  283. 22nd NAACP Image Awards (1990) (TV)
  284. Heart Condition (1990)
  285. Mo' Better Blues (1990)
  286. Motown 30: What's Goin' On! (1990) (TV)
  287. Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa (1990) (TV)
  288. The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1990) (TV)
  289. The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (1990) (TV)
  290. "The Arsenio Hall Show" (1989) {(1990-01-31)}
  291. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1990-01-09)}
  292. Glory (1989)
  293. The Mighty Quinn (1989)
  294. "Ebony/Jet Showcase" (1982) {(1989-11-24)}
  295. "Lou Rawls Parade of Stars" (1980) {(1989-12-30)}
  296. "The Media Show" (1987) {(#4.1)}
  297. 20th NAACP Image Awards (1988) (TV)
  298. For Queen & Country (1988)
  299. Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute (1988) (TV)
  300. The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1988) (TV)
  301. The 60th Annual Academy Awards (1988) (TV)
  302. "Ebony/Jet Showcase" (1982) {(1988-09-23)}
  303. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Curtains (#6.14)}
  304. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Down and Out on Beacon Hill (#6.16)}
  305. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Fairytale Theater (#6.15)}
  306. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Final Cut (#6.12)}
  307. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Heaven's Skate (#6.13)}
  308. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Requiem for a Heavyweight (#6.19)}
  309. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Split Decision (#6.20)}
  310. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {The Abby Singer Show (#6.21)}
  311. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {The Last One (#6.22)}
  312. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {The Naked Civil Surgeon (#6.18)}
  313. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Their Town (#6.17)}
  314. 19th Annual NAACP Image Awards (1987) (TV)
  315. Baka: The People of the Rainforest (1987) (TV)
  316. Cry Freedom (1987)
  317. "Ebony/Jet Showcase" (1982) {(1987-05-22)}
  318. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {A Coupla White Dummies Sitting Around Talking (#6.11)}
  319. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {A Moon for the Misbegotten (#6.3)}
  320. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Cold War (#5.12)}
  321. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Ewe Can't Go Home Again (#6.4)}
  322. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Getting Ahead (#5.15)}
  323. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Good Vibrations (#5.21)}
  324. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Handoff (#6.7)}
  325. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Heart On (#6.8)}
  326. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Last Dance at the Wrecker's Ball (#5.23)}
  327. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Night of the Living Bed (#6.5)}
  328. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Resurrection (#6.1)}
  329. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Rites of Passage (#5.19)}
  330. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Russian Roulette (#5.13)}
  331. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Schwarzwald (#5.17)}
  332. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Slip Sliding Away (#5.22)}
  333. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {The He-Man Woman Hater's Club (#6.6)}
  334. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {The Idiot and the Odyssey (#6.2)}
  335. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Visiting Daze (#5.14)}
  336. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Weigh In, Way Out (#6.9)}
  337. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Women Unchained (#5.20)}
  338. Power (1986)
  339. The 1986 Jewish National Funds Annual Tree of Life Awards (1986) (TV)
  340. The George McKenna Story (1986) (TV)
  341. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {A Room with a View (#5.3)}
  342. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {After Life (#5.9)}
  343. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Black's Magic (#4.22)}
  344. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Brand New Bag (#5.4)}
  345. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Cheek to Cheek (#4.21)}
  346. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Come Home, Oh Sapien (#4.20)}
  347. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {E.R. (#4.24)}
  348. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Family Affair (#4.16)}
  349. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Family Feud (#4.15)}
  350. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Family Ties (#4.14)}
  351. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Lost Weekend (#5.11)}
  352. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Not My Type (#5.6)}
  353. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Nothing Up My Sleeve (#5.8)}
  354. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Once Upon a Mattress (#5.10)}
  355. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Out on a Limb (#4.19)}
  356. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {The Boom Boom Womb (#4.12)}
  357. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {The Equalizer (#4.23)}
  358. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Time Heals: Part 1 (#4.17)}
  359. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Time Heals: Part 2 (#4.18)}
  360. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {To Tell the Truth (#4.13)}
  361. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Up and Down (#5.7)}
  362. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {When You Wish Upon a Scar (#5.2)}
  363. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Where There's Hope, There's Crosby (#5.1)}
  364. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {You Beta Your Life (#5.5)}
  365. The 6th Annual Black Achievement Awards (1985) (TV)
  366. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Amazing Face (#3.20)}
  367. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Any Portrait in a Storm (#3.18)}
  368. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Bang the Eardrum Slowly (#3.23)}
  369. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Bye, George (#3.15)}
  370. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Cheers (#3.24)}
  371. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Close Encounters (#4.7)}
  372. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Fathers and Sons (#4.2)}
  373. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Give the Boy a Hand (#3.17)}
  374. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Haunted (#4.3)}
  375. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Loss of Power (#4.10)}
  376. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Lost and Found in Space (#4.6)}
  377. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Murder, She Rote (#3.21)}
  378. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Red, White, Black and Blue (#3.19)}
  379. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Remembrance of Things Past (#4.1)}
  380. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Sanctuary (#4.9)}
  381. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Santa Claus Is Dead (#4.11)}
  382. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Saving Face (#3.16)}
  383. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Slice O'Life (#4.5)}
  384. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Tears of a Clown (#3.22)}
  385. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {The Naked and the Dead (#4.4)}
  386. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Watch the Skies (#4.8)}
  387. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Whistle, Wyler Works (#3.14)}
  388. A Soldier's Story (1984)
  389. License to Kill (1984) (TV)
  390. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {A Pig Too Far (#2.10)}
  391. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {After Dark (#2.16)}
  392. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Attack (#2.15)}
  393. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Blizzard (#2.11)}
  394. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Breathless (#3.5)}
  395. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Cramming (#2.20)}
  396. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Dr. Wyler, I Presume (#3.13)}
  397. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Drama Center (#2.14)}
  398. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Equinox (#2.18)}
  399. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Fade to White (#3.7)}
  400. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Girls Just Want to Have Fun (#3.10)}
  401. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Hearing (#2.12)}
  402. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Hello, Goodbye (#2.22)}
  403. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Homecoming (#3.11)}
  404. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {In Sickness and in Health (#2.13)}
  405. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {My Aim Is True (#3.6)}
  406. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Playing God: Part 1 (#3.1)}
  407. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Playing God: Part 2 (#3.2)}
  408. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Rough Cut (#2.21)}
  409. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Strikeout (#3.4)}
  410. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Sweet Dreams (#3.8)}
  411. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {The Children's Hour (#3.12)}
  412. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {The Women (#2.19)}
  413. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Two Balls and a Strike (#3.3)}
  414. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Up on the Roof (#3.9)}
  415. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Vanity (#2.17)}
  416. The 9th Annual People's Choice Awards (1983) (TV)
  417. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {A Wing and a Prayer (#2.5)}
  418. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Addiction (#1.22)}
  419. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {AIDS & Comfort (#2.9)}
  420. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {All About Eve (#2.8)}
  421. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Baron von Munchausen (#1.21)}
  422. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Brothers (#1.17)}
  423. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Craig in Love (#1.20)}
  424. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Dog Day Hospital (#1.18)}
  425. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Entrapment (#2.7)}
  426. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Family History (#1.13)}
  427. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Graveyard (#1.11)}
  428. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Hearts (#1.10)}
  429. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Lust Et Veritas (#2.2)}
  430. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Monday, Tuesday, Sven's Day (#1.15)}
  431. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Newheart (#2.3)}
  432. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Qui Transtulit Sustinet (#2.4)}
  433. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Rain (#1.9)}
  434. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Release (#1.12)}
  435. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Remission (#1.14)}
  436. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {The Count (#1.16)}
  437. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Ties That Bind (#2.1)}
  438. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Under Pressure (#2.6)}
  439. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Working (#1.19)}
  440. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Bypass (#1.2)}
  441. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Cora and Arnie (#1.4)}
  442. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Down's Syndrome (#1.3)}
  443. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Legionnaires: Part 1 (#1.6)}
  444. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Legionnaires: Part 2 (#1.7)}
  445. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Pilot (#1.1)}
  446. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Samuels and the Kid (#1.5)}
  447. "St. Elsewhere" (1982) {Tweety and Ralph (#1.8)}
  448. Carbon Copy (1981)
  449. Coriolanus (1979) (V)
  450. Flesh & Blood (1979) (TV)
  451. Wilma (1977) (TV)
  452. Death Wish (1974)