Denzel Washington has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award by the American Film Institute. Hollywood movie star Denzel Washington was honoured with the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California.The American actor, director, and producer has been in the industry for decades and he is known for his stellar acts.
Denzel Washington has received much critical acclaim for his film work since the 1980s, including his portrayals of real-life figures, such as drug kingpin Frank Lucas in American Gangster (2007), South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko in Cry Freedom (1987), poet and educator Melvin B. Tolson in The Great Debaters(2007), boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter in The Hurricane (1999), football coach Herman Boone in Remember the Titans (2000), and Muslim minister and human rights activist Malcolm X in Malcolm X(1992).
Denzel has played everything from the classics to futuristic worlds, and he says he tries not to reflect too much on the past. “People always ask what my favorite or most challenging role is and I say my next one,” he says. “That’s what the work is all about. As an actor I’m always looking to get better. I’m blessed to have four different jobs; I act in plays, I act in movies, I direct movies, I produce. And I’m excited about each one. I try not to look in the rear-view mirror.”
Denzel has received two Golden Globe awards, one Tony Award, two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor awards.
See the photos from the event below.
By: Dammy Eneli