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The Great Debaters Cast
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington (Melvin B. Tolson)
Two-time Academy Award®-winning actor Denzel Washington is known for his commanding film presence and his ability to play varied and complex roles. From his performance as an embittered runaway slave in Glory, to the womanizing trumpet player, Bleek Gilliam in Spike Lee's Mo' Better Blues, Washington has amazed and entertained us with a rich array of characters distinctly his own.

One of his most critically acclaimed performances to date is his Academy-Award winning performance in Training Day, directed by Antoine Fuqua. He is currently starring alongside Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott's American Gangster.

Other films include, The Inside Man, Remember the Titans and Philadelphia.