Denzel Washington, who turns 60 on Dec. 28, has built a career that makes him worthy of being included in any discussion of the greatest actors of all time, alongside Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro and Sidney Poitier. With more than 40 films to his credit, he is one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood. He’s also one of the most bankable: Over the course of his 37-year career, his movies have grossed more than $3.8 billion worldwide (that Sony execwho doesn’t think Washington can carry a movie overseas can just take a seat).
Honestly, if Washington wanted to sit in a chair eating Cheetos all day, we’d pay to watch. Luckily, we have a long list of stellar films that feature his amazing performances. It wan’t easy whittling down his career to just 10 films (see the video of our staff debate at the bottom of the page). But in the end, the writer has the final say. So in no particular order, here are our 10 favorites.
Source: the Root | GENETTA M. ADAMS