Actor Spotlight

Denzel Washington

With his latest, Roman J. Israel, Esq., hitting theaters shortly, take a trip through the career of Denzel Washington, from his early work in Cry Freedom and Glory to his collaborations with Spike Lee (Malcolm X, Inside Man) to full-blown movie star (Training Day, American Gangster).

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Staff Pick of the Day

On the Waterfront

Directed by Elia Kazan

Message Movie, Urban Drama - Rated NR - 107 Minutes - 1954

Director Elia Kazan famously informed on suspected Communists before a government committee -- unlike many of his colleagues, some of whom went to prison for refusing to "name names" and many more of whom were blacklisted from working in the film industry for many years to come -- and Budd Schulberg's screenplay has often been read as an elaborate defense of the informer's position. On the Waterfront won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor for Brando, and Best Supporting Actress for Saint. (Available on Hulu)

- Hal Erickson