Denzel Turns 50

As the sexy Oscar winner hits the mid-century mark, take a look inside his life. By Serena Kappes and Lucy Maher

A BOY'S LIFE

Growing up, Washington (center) says he spent so much time at the local Boys Club, that "my mom would have to come get me." He now serves as national spokesperson for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and in 2003 donated $1 million to his hometown Mount Vernon, N.Y., chapter.