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

  • SPORTS FAN photo | Denzel Washington, Muhammad Ali

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Updated: Monday Dec 27, 2004 | 06:00 AM EST By: By Lucy Maher


Washington (with Muhammad Ali at a June benefit gala for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America in New York) has always been athletic: As a teenager, he played football for the Oakwood Academy in New Windsor, N.Y., and when his children were younger, he coached their sports teams. "The kids are too old now. They don't need me anymore," he jokes. "They're putting me out to pasture."