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Denzel Washington Talks His Career and Faith at T.D. Jakes Leadership Summit (Exclusive Livestream)

The actor is coming off his ninth Oscar nomination

Update: The livestream has now ended, and the video is unavailable. But Washington addressed the Will Smith Oscars slap, which you can read about here.

Denzel Washington sat down to discuss his career and his faith at author and pastor T.D. Jakes’s annual International Leadership Summit on Saturday, and TheWrap had the exclusive livestream of the event.

During the panel, the Oscar-winning actor talked about his life and career, as well as his Christian faith. Washington is took the stage at 9:05am ET/6:05am PT on April 2 and was in conversation with Jakes himself.

Washington recently earned his ninth Oscar nomination for his leading turn in “The Tragedy of Macbeth.” In 2002, Washington became only the second Black man to win the Best Actor Oscar for his role in “Training Day.” He previously won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1990 for his turn in “Glory,” and was Oscar-nominated for his work in “Cry Freedom,” “Malcolm X,” “The Hurricane,” “Flight,” “Fences” and “Roman J. Israel Esq.”

Washington won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play for “Fences” in 2010, and in 2016 he directed himself in the feature film adaptation of the same play.

Noteworthy performances in Washington’s career include the television series “St. Elsewhere,” “Philadelphia,” “The Book of Eli,” “Inside Man” and “American Gangster,” and as a director he’s helmed four feature films: “Antwone Fisher” (2002), “The Great Debaters” (2007), “Fences” (2016) and “A Journal for Jordan” (2021).

In the near future, Washington is set to reunite with director Antoine Fuqua for “The Equalizer 3,” the third film in his thriller franchise based on the television series of the same name.

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