Denzel Washington Receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the USA

MOVIE NEWS – The actor of Glory, The Rise and The Tragedy of Macbeth receives the highest civilian honour in the United States. He is one of 17 new recipients.


US President Joe Biden will present 17 people, including actor Denzel Washington, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honour. The list of Biden’s honorees, first shared with Variety, includes Hollywood, sports, politics, the military, academia, civil rights and social justice advocates.

Washington and the other nominees are those who, according to the White House, have “overcome significant obstacles to achieve impressive accomplishments in the arts and sciences, dedicated their lives to protecting the most vulnerable, and acted courageously to make a difference in their communities and around the world while leading the way for generations to come.”

During his long career, Washington has won two Academy Awards for Glory and Training and nominations for films such as The Tragedy of Macbeth. He also received a Tony Award for his performance in the 2010 revival of Fences, which was later adapted for film, and the 2016 Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, an honorary Golden Globe Award for outstanding achievement in the entertainment industry.

“The award is reserved for individuals who have made an exemplary contribution to the welfare, values or security of the United States, to world peace, or other significant public or private social activities,” the White House said.

For the complete list of 17 honorees, see Movieweb’s original news story.

Source : Movieweb

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