The Oscars Decoded: 12 Black Actors Who Won & Their Career Impact

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DENZEL WASHINGTON

The only thespian on the list with two Academy Awards, Washington took home his first golden statue for Best Supporting Actor in 1989 for his portrayal as a rambunctious solider in Glory. For his second Oscar, he won for Best Leading Actor, over ten years later for his role as Alonzo Harris in director Antoine Fuqua’s Training Day. It’s reported that the Academy Award Winner made a cool $12 million for his turn as a rogue cop. Today, Washington is estimated to be worth $120 million, most of which comes from salaries from studio film budgets.

DENZEL WASHINGTON

The only thespian on the list with two Academy Awards, Washington took home his…

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