Name: Denzel Washington
Character: Captain Whip Whitaker
Synopsis: Denzel Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a seasoned airline pilot who miraculously crash-lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board.
After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault, and what really happened on that plane?
Previous Golden Globe Wins: He has won two Golden Globes in his career for Glory and The Hurricane.
Previous Golden Globe Nominations: And has had four other nominations for Cry Freedom, Malcolm X, Training Day and American Gangster.
Award/Nominations for role: He picked up Best Actor at the African American Film Critics Association Awards.
And has picked up nominations at Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards and Chicago Film Critics Association Awards and Satellite Awards/.
Critics: Not often does a movie character make such a harrowing personal journey that keeps us in deep sympathy all of the way. - Chicago Sun Times
- To watch Mr. Zemeckis working fluidly in consort with Mr. Washington's ferocious performance is to regret this director's last, technologically determined decade. - New York Times
- Flight reminds us of what Washington can do when a role hits him with a challenge that would floor a lesser actor. He's a ball of fire, and his detailed, depth-charged, bruisingly true performance will be talked about for years. - Rolling Stone
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FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw