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

THE SIMPLE LIFE

"When you're younger, you're racing, you're looking to go everywhere," says Washington (at the Venice Film Festival in September). "Now I'm enjoying the simple things in life." For example, the actor personally planted around 100 small trees at his L.A. home to create an orchard.