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Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

Chris Nickson

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He blew critics away with his performance as a black infantryman in Glory, he stunned audiences with his powerful portrayal of Malcolm X, and he showed us a new kind of prejudice in his role as the homophobic lawyer in Philadelphia. Since then, Denzel Washington has continued to dazzle fans in films such as Devil in a Blue Dress, The Pelican Brief, and the remake of The Bishop's Wife, co-starring Whitney Houson. He currently commands upwards of $10 million per film, and has become an undeniable sex symbol for women the world over.

Star biographer Chris Nickson takes you behind the scenes into the life and career of the chameleon actor, the superstar, and the family man, to give you the real essence of one of Hollywood's most talented stars. Learn about:

What experience ignited his passion for acting
How his role as a black activist in Cry Freedom changed his career
How, despite his admitted infidelities, his marriage and family have supported him in his career
Why he vehemently resists the image of sex symbol
Why he doesn't view himself as a role model to African-American culture

Packed with revealing details, this fascinating biography gets to the real heart of today's most versitile and exciting actor.

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By the end of 1954, America had become the most prosperous country in the world. Though the police action in Korea still cut close to home, it was a muted sound, and the long blare that had been...

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Chris Nickson

Chris Nickson has written biographies on David Boreanaz, Melissa Etheridge and Matt Damon.

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