Poised, passionate and polite, Denzel Washington is known for his stunning appearance and amazing acting in films and TV. He is known as Americaƕs most prominent black actor. His name is often associated with Sydney Poitier, thanks to his shining excellence and passion for acting. As we take a look at his background, you can see for yourself that his vast talent for acting has ultimately grounded his life in a career that promises many great achievements.