As Denzel Washington's career as a film star was on the rise, he searched for a role that would inspire the African American community. He found that role in the film "Cry Freedom" as South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko.
Explore the life of Denzel Washington who got his big break on the TV show St. Elsewhere. Learn how his Oscar-winning roles in Glory and Training Day, as well as his Tony-Award winning work in 2010's Fences have solidified him as a Hollywood icon.