Saturday, June 26, 2010

Vintage Celebrity Saturday

We now return to our regularly scheduled blab-a-thons....

I'm happy to get back to normal & post a vintage celeb again. I've missed posting these things, they're fun.

So today's vintage celeb is this handsome young fella'

  • Born December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, NY.
  • His father was a Pentecostal minister; his mother a beautician and former gospel singer. They divorced when he was 14.
  • Has been married to his wife since 1983 and they have 4 children.
  • First studied Biology in hopes of becoming a doctor, then switched to Political Science then to a Journalism/Drama major in college.
  • Attended Fordham University, receiving a B.A. in Journalism.
  • Supports charities such as the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, and the Gathering Place (an AIDS hospice).
  • 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) to win the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (for Training Day (2001)). Poitier received the honorary Academy Award that same year.
  • Good friends with actress Julia Roberts.
  • Was the original choice to play the title character in Blade (1998).
  • 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.
  • Performed all of his own stunts for the hand to hand fight sequences in the post-apocalyptic action film The Book of Eli (2010).
  • The actors he most wants to work with are Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. The director he most wants to work with is Martin Scorsese.
He's still as handsome today as he was back then. The big giveaway is not just in the facts above but the fact that he still has the same eyes & eyebrows. Any clue who he is?

Denzel Washington

Btw, if you haven't seen The Book of Eli you should. I just watched it today & it was pretty good!


  1. Wowzers! The answer is in those eyes! I could definitely tell that was Denzel!

  2. Ooohhh...I actually knew this one right when I saw the picture!

    And Leo is dying to see that movie--good to know it's good!


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