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


"Referring to Denzel Washington as simply sexy is like saying Ernest Hemingway was a good fisherman," says Julia Roberts of her pal's appeal. Adds Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland: "He's the sexiest man alive." Washington, one of PEOPLE's 50 Most Beautiful in 2000, thrills some young fans during a July appearance on TRL.

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters