In celebration of the man, the legend Denzel Washington’s 67th Birthday, we asked our followers on Instagram to list their favorite movies in his lengthy catalogue. Here is what won out on their top 5!
Training Day – Staring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke, this crime thriller film takes you on a ride with two LAPD narcotics officers over what is supposed to be one-day evaluation. Det. Alonzo Harris is a highly decorated officer, played by Denzel. Throughout the day, Harris puts Jake Hoyt through a series of unethical situations. From smoking confiscated marijuana in a pipe to witnessing Harris steal money, Jake just wants to get the day over and away from Harris. Only for Alonzo to ultimately put a hit out on Hoyt, who only survives because he saved the hired killer’s cousin. In the end, Alonzo dies but his swag lives on.