Our love affair with Denzel Washington is as long as it is deep. With his new film “The Taking of Pelham 123” hitting theaters today, we look back at the hottest Hollywood moments of our favorite leading man. Remember this sexy scene from “Devil in a Blue Dress”?
Washington touched our souls as a fearless former slave turned war-fighting soldier in 1989’s “Glory.” His gripping performance also caught the attention of Hollywood’s elite and earned him his first Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
In the controversial 1993 film “Philadelphia,” based on a true story, Washington takes on the tough role of homophobic lawyer Joe Miller, who agrees to represent a homosexual attorney who’s been wrongfully fired because he has AIDS.
A dapper (and rather press-shy) Denzel Washington does his thing for the camera during the recent red-carpet premiere of “The Taking of Pelham 123.” The veteran actor was named The Sexiest Man Alive by PEOPLE magazine in 1996.
Washington is often spotted rolling up his sleeves for charity including being a spokesman for the Boys & Girls Club. Here he works the phone during Charity Day at New Jersey’s Harborside Financial Center in 2004. What’s sexier than a man who gives to others?
Washington matches his brawn with brain, and uses his star power to tell important stories of the Black community. He directed and starred in 2007’s “The Great Debaters” for a fraction of his usual rate.