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Eugene Allen Hackman[1][2][3] (born January 30, 1930) is an American retired actor and novelist. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Hackman won two Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, one Screen Actors Guild Award, two BAFTAs and one Silver Bear.




Denzel Washington Gene Hackman Movies List



The Abyss is a submersible not a submarine.The Bedford Incident and Ice Station Zebra are movies with subs but not really submarine movies.And U-571 makes the bottom 5 of this list if at all. #2, really! Ahead of Das Boot and The Hunt for Red October. Seriously!


This film about a professional baseball player for the San Francisco Giants (Wesley Snipes) and a troubled man (Robert De Niro) who becomes obsessed with the player never really had a chance. Between its odd premise of a passionate fan that crosses the line and becomes a stalker to less than memorable performances by Snipes and De Niro, it was one of Scott's least successful films. Landing at number 13 on this list may be a tad generous simply because we love movies about baseball.


For such a tense film, Crimson Tide is not in a hurry to get to its central conflict. It takes about halfway through the runtime to get to the main schism, but Scott and screenwriter Michael Schiffer know that they have to lay the groundwork of the main personalities that will fracture and fray when the shit hits the fan. One of the great assets of the submarine movie is patience. Your characters have nowhere to go and they can't get there very fast, so it's all about building that internal tension, but whereas in other sub movies that tension comes from other submarines, for Crimson Tide, it's about the clashing personalities. And yet even here, Scott, Schiffer, Hackman, and Washington are careful not to go too broad. Ramsey isn't a madman, but he's part of the old guard and has a different belief system than Hunter. Their conflict is generational, although the movie also hints at a racial divide in the climax as the two discuss the color of Lipizzaner stallions.


Here is a complete list of all of the movies that Denzel Washington has starred in:2010UnstoppableThe Book of Eli2009The Taking of Pelham 1 2 32007The Great DebatersAmerican Gangster2006Deja VuInside Man2004The Manchurian CandidateMan on Fire2003Out of Time2002Antwone FisherJohn Q2001Training Day2000Remember the Titans1999The Bone CollectorThe Hurricane1998FallenHe Got GameThe Siege1996Courage Under FireThe Preacher's Wife1995Crimson TideVirtuosity1994Devil in a Blue Dress1993Much Ado About NothingThe Pelican BriefPhiladelphia1992Malcolm X1991Mississippi MasalaRicochet1990Mo' Better BluesHeart Condition1989The Mighty QuinnGlory(Visit our Tribute to Glory)For Queen and Country1987Cry Freedom1986Power1984A Soldier's Story1981Carbon Copy Denzel Washington Favorites Here are our top ten favorite Denzel Washington movies ... and because we can't pick an ultimate favorite we've listed them here in reverse chronological order.American Gangster is another bio-pic, one of Denzel Washington's specialties. This time he plays an infamous 70's drug lord. Interesting story and great acting (from co-star Russell Crowe as well).Inside Man - an exciting thriller with more than it's share of twists and turns. Story more than character driven, nonetheless Denzel Washington shines as the detective charged with getting to the bottom of a mysterious bank robbery.Denzel Washington plays a very very bad man in Training Day. This is the one that finally got him that Best Actor Oscar. Not to be missed.We're suckers for inspiring sports themed movies and Remember the Titans doesn't disappoint.Hate put me in here but love's gonna get me out says Rubin "The Hurricane" Carter. We defy you not to be inspired by Denzel Washington's portrayal of this remarkable man. Crimson Tide - Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman go toe to toe and nose to nose in this top notch military thriller set in a high-tech submarine. The Pelican Brief is a good motion picture adaptation of a John Grisham book. Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts shine in this fun legal thriller.Philadelphia - heartbreaking. Tom Hanks has the showy role but Denzel Washington is outstanding as the lawyer charged with finding some justice in a terrible injustice.This is one that gets better every time you watch it. Denzel Washington brings historical figure Malcolm X to life in this excellent Spike Lee film.Glory - Denzel Washington's portrayal of Trip, a member of the 54th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry who fought heroically and honorably as the only all-black regiment of the Civil War is the one that really got him noticed.


It is a sad but inescapable fact that the last time we saw Mr. Gene Hackman on a movie screen was in the flaccid 2004 farce called Welcome to Mooseport. Now in his 80s, the brilliant actor seems to have faded into a life of well-deserved retirement. And as much as I'd love to see the man deliver at least one more stellar performance, hell, the guy's done enough great acting for three lifetimes. So in honor of an actor I've adored since I was a wee little movie nerd watching Superman, here is a list of my 10 favorite Gene Hackman movies.


Picking the 15 greatest Denzel Washington movies is difficult, given that he frequently elevates lesser material just by showing up on screen. But the films listed below are truly the best of the best.


#1 Glory (1989) 94% #1 Adjusted Score: 97640% Critics Consensus: Bolstered by exceptional cinematography, powerful storytelling, and an Oscar-winning performance by Denzel Washington, Glory remains one of the finest Civil War movies ever made. Synopsis: Following the Battle of Antietam, Col. Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick) is offered command of the United States' first all-African-American... [More] Starring: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Cary Elwes Directed By: Edward Zwick #2 The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021) 92% #2 Adjusted Score: 105107% Critics Consensus: Led by a stellar Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth strips the classic story down to its visual and narrative essentials. Synopsis: Joel Coen's bold and fierce adaptation of "Macbeth," a tale of murder, madness, ambition, and wrathful cunning.... [More] Starring: Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Bertie Carvel, Alex Hassell Directed By: Joel Coen #3 Fences (2016) 92% #3 Adjusted Score: 107315% Critics Consensus: From its reunited Broadway stars to its screenplay, the solidly crafted Fences finds its Pulitzer-winning source material fundamentally unchanged -- and still just as powerful. Synopsis: Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a... [More] Starring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo Directed By: Denzel Washington #4 Devil in a Blue Dress (1995) 92% #4 Adjusted Score: 99240% Critics Consensus: Humor, interesting characters, and attention to details make the stylish Devil in a Blue Dress an above average noir. Synopsis: In late 1940s Los Angeles, Easy Rawlins (Denzel Washington) is an unemployed black World War II veteran with few job... [More] Starring: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals, Don Cheadle Directed By: Carl Franklin #5 Mississippi Masala (1991) 92% #5 Adjusted Score: 97339% Critics Consensus: Sarita Choudhury and Denzel Washington's romantic chemistry lights up the screen in Mississippi Masala, Mira Nair's observant and sexy tale of cultures clashing. Synopsis: The vibrant cultures of India, Uganda, and the American South are blended and simmered into a rich and fragrant fusion... [More] Starring: Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhury, Roshan Seth, Sharmila Tagore Directed By: Mira Nair #6 Much Ado About Nothing (1993) 90% #6 Adjusted Score: 93234% Critics Consensus: Kenneth Branagh's love for the material is contagious in this exuberant adaptation. Synopsis: In this Shakespearean farce, Hero (Kate Beckinsale) and her groom-to-be, Claudio (Robert Sean Leonard), team up with Claudio's commanding officer,... [More] Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves Directed By: Kenneth Branagh #7 Crimson Tide (1995) 89% #7 Adjusted Score: 91597% Critics Consensus: Boasting taut, high energy thrills and some cracking dialogue courtesy of an uncredited Quentin Tarantino, Crimson Tide finds director Tony Scott near the top of his action game. Synopsis: After the Cold War, a breakaway Russian republic with nuclear warheads becomes a possible worldwide threat. U.S. submarine Capt. Frank... [More] Starring: Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, George Dzundza, Viggo Mortensen Directed By: Tony Scott #8 Malcolm X (1992) 89% #8 Adjusted Score: 94339% Critics Consensus: Anchored by a powerful performance from Denzel Washington, Spike Lee's biopic of legendary civil rights leader Malcolm X brings his autobiography to life with an epic sweep and a nuanced message. Synopsis: A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his... [More] Starring: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman Jr. Directed By: Spike Lee #9 Unstoppable (2010) 87% #9 Adjusted Score: 93960% Critics Consensus: As fast, loud, and relentless as the train at the center of the story, Unstoppable is perfect popcorn entertainment -- and director Tony Scott's best movie in years. Synopsis: When a massive, unmanned locomotive roars out of control, the threat is more ominous than just a derailment. The train... [More] Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Dunn Directed By: Tony Scott #10 Inside Man (2006) 86% #10 Adjusted Score: 93512% Critics Consensus: Spike Lee's energetic and clever bank-heist thriller is a smart genre film that is not only rewarding on its own terms, but manages to subvert its pulpy trappings with wit and skill. Synopsis: A tough detective (Denzel Washington) matches wits with a cunning bank robber (Clive Owen), as a tense hostage crisis is... [More] Starring: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Willem Dafoe Directed By: Spike Lee #11 Courage Under Fire (1996) 86% #11 Adjusted Score: 88720% Critics Consensus: An emotional and intriguing tale of a military officer who must review the merits of a fallen officer while confronting his own war demons. Effectively depicts the terrors of war as well as its heartbreaking aftermath. Synopsis: During the 1991 Gulf War, Lieutenant Colonel Nathaniel Serling (Denzel Washington) accidentally caused a friendly fire incident, a mistake that... [More] Starring: Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips, Michael Moriarty Directed By: Edward Zwick #12 The Hurricane (1999) 83% #12 Adjusted Score: 87276% Critics Consensus: Thanks in large part to one of Denzel Washington's most powerful on-screen performances, The Hurricane is a moving, inspirational sports drama, even if it takes few risks in telling its story. Synopsis: Denzel Washington is Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a man whose dreams of winning the middleweight boxing title were destroyed when he... [More] Starring: Denzel Washington, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber Directed By: Norman Jewison #13 American Gangster (2007) 81% #13 Adjusted Score: 88775% Critics Consensus: American Gangster is a gritty and entertaining throwback to classic gangster films, with its lead performers firing on all cylinders. Synopsis: Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) earns his living as a chauffeur to one of Harlem's leading mobsters. After his boss dies,... [More] Starring: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding Jr. Directed By: Ridley Scott #14 Philadelphia (1993) 81% #14 Adjusted Score: 85470% Critics Consensus: Philadelphia indulges in some unfortunate clichés in its quest to impart a meaningful message, but its stellar cast and sensitive direction are more than enough to compensate. Synopsis: Fearing it would compromise his career, lawyer Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks) hides his homosexuality and HIV status at a powerful... [More] Starring: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards, Antonio Banderas Directed By: Jonathan Demme #15 The Manchurian Candidate (2004) 80% #15 Adjusted Score: 87310% Critics Consensus: While not the classic its predecessor is, this update is well-acted and conjures a chilling resonance. Synopsis: Years after his squad was ambushed during the Gulf War, Major Ben Marco (Denzel Washington) finds himself having terrible nightmares.... [More] Starring: Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight Directed By: Jonathan Demme #16 The Great Debaters (2007) 80% #16 Adjusted Score: 84566% Critics Consensus: A wonderful cast and top-notch script elevate The Great Debaters beyond a familiar formula for a touching, uplifting drama. Synopsis: Poet and professor Melvin B. Tolson (Denzel Washington) teaches at the predominately black Wiley College in 1935 Texas. He decides... [More] Starring: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett-Bell Directed By: Denzel Washington #17 He Got Game (1998) 80% #17 Adjusted Score: 82601% Critics Consensus: Though not without its flaws, He Got Game finds Spike Lee near the top of his game, combining trenchant commentary with his signature visuals and a strong performance from Denzel Washington. Synopsis: Jake Shuttleworth (Denzel Washington) has spent the last six years in prison after accidentally killing his wife during a violent... [More] Starring: Denzel Washington, Ray Allen, Milla Jovovich, Rosario Dawson Directed By: Spike Lee #18 Antwone Fisher (2002) 78% #18 Adjusted Score: 82464% Critics Consensus: Washington's directing debut is a solidly crafted, emotionally touching work. Synopsis: The touching story of a sailor (Derek Luke) who, prone to violent outbursts, is sent to a naval psychiatrist (Denzel... [More] Starring: Derek Luke, Joy Bryant, Denzel Washington, Salli Richardson-Whitfield Directed By: Denzel Washington #19 Flight (2012) 77% #19 Adjusted Score: 86474% Critics Consensus: Robert Zemeckis makes a triumphant return to live-action cinema with Flight, a thoughtful and provocative character study propelled by a compelling performance from Denzel Washington. Synopsis: Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to... [More] Starring: Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman Directed By: Robert Zemeckis #20 A Soldier's Story (1984) 92% #20 Adjusted Score: 92849% Critics Consensus: A meticulously-crafted murder mystery with incisive observations about race in America, A Soldier's Story benefits from a roundly excellent ensemble and Charles Fuller's politically urgent screenplay. Synopsis: A black Army investigator (Howard E. Rollins Jr.) travels to a remote military base in the heart of the Louisiana... [More] Starring: Howard E. Rollins Jr., Adolph Caesar, Denzel Washington, Dennis Lipscomb Directed By: Norman Jewison #21 The Mighty Quinn (1989) 88% #21 Adjusted Score: 88468% Critics Consensus: A deft hybrid of laughs, espionage, and music, The Mighty Quinn is a smart, pleasant entertainment that offers an early example of Denzel Washington's onscreen magnetism. Synopsis: Police chief Xavier Quinn (Denzel Washington) investigates the gruesome murder of Donald Pater, one of the wealthiest residents on a... [More] Starring: Denzel Washington, Robert Townsend, James Fox, Mimi Rogers Directed By: Carl Schenkel #22 Cry Freedom (1987) 74% #22 Adjusted Score: 75241% Critics Consensus: No consensus yet. Synopsis: Set in apartheid-torn South Africa. Donald Woods is the editor of the East London Daily Express and Steve Biko is... [More] Starring: Kevin Kline, Denzel Washington, Penelope Wilton, Kevin R. McNally Directed By: Richard Attenborough #23 Ricochet (1991) 74% #23 Adjusted Score: 58486% Critics Consensus: No consensus yet. Synopsis: After tracking down and arresting Earl Talbot Blake (John Lithgow), a psychotic hit man, rookie Los Angeles police officer Nick... [More] Starring: Denzel Washington, John Lithgow, Ice-T, Kevin Pollak Directed By: Russell Mulcahy #24 Training Day (2001) 74% #24 Adjusted Score: 80103% Critics Consensus: The ending may be less than satisfying, but Denzel Washington reminds us why he's such a great actor in this taut and brutal police drama. Synopsis: Police drama about a veteran officer who escorts a rookie on his first day with the LAPD's tough inner-city narcotics... [More] Starring: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger Directed By: Antoine Fuqua #25 Remember the Titans (2000) 72% #25 Adjusted Score: 76525% Critics Consensus: An inspirational crowd-pleaser with a healthy dose of social commentary, Remember the Titans may be predictable, but it's also well-crafted and features terrific performances. Synopsis: In Virginia, high school football is a way of life, an institution revered, each game celebrated more lavishly than Christmas,... [More] Starring: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Donald Faison, Wood Harris Directed By: Boaz Yakin #26 The Magnificent Seven (2016) 63% #26 Adjusted Score: 80944% Critics Consensus: The Magnificent Seven never really lives up to the superlative in its title -- or the classics from which it draws inspiration -- but remains a moderately diverting action thriller on its own merits. Synopsis: Looking to mine for gold, greedy industrialist Bartholomew Bogue seizes control of the Old West town of Rose Creek. With... [More] Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio Directed By: Antoine Fuqua #27 2 Guns (2013) 64% #27 Adjusted Score: 71006% Critics Consensus: Formulaic and often jarringly violent, 2 Guns rests its old-school appeal on the interplay between its charismatic, well-matched stars. Synopsis: For the past year, DEA agent Bobby Trench (Denzel Washington) and U.S. Navy intelligence officer Marcus Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) have... [More] Starring: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton Directed By: Baltasar Kormákur #28 Out of Time (2003) 64% #28 Adjusted Score: 68679% Critics Consensus: A fun and stylish thriller if you can get past the contrivances. Synopsis: Matt Lee Whitlock (Denzel Washington) is the police chief of a small Florida town, going through a divorce with his... [More] Starring: Denzel Washington, Eva Mendes, Sanaa Lathan, Dean Cain Directed By: Carl Franklin #29 The Preacher's Wife (1996) 62% #29 Adjusted Score: 64012% Critics Consensus: Solid performances and a steady directorial hand help The Preacher's Wife offer some reliably heartwarming - albeit fairly predictable - holiday cheer. Synopsis: A cleric begins to doubt himself and is visited by an angel. The heavenly emissary is supposed to help the... [More] Starring: Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston, Courtney B. Vance, Gregory Hines Directed By: Penny Marshall #30 The Equalizer (2014) 60% #30 Adjusted Score: 67792% Critics Consensus: The Equalizer is more stylishly violent than meaningful, but with Antoine Fuqua behind the cameras and Denzel Washington dispensing justice, it delivers. Synopsis: Robert McCall (Denzel Washington), a man of mysterious origin who believes he has put the past behind him, dedicates himself... [More] Starring: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour Directed By: Antoine Fuq


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