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12/28/2012 07:05 am ET Updated Dec 28, 2012

Denzel Washington: A Look At The Actor's 10 Best Roles On His Birthday

Though Denzel Washington is one of the most famous men in Hollywood, not a whole lot is known about his personal life. He has not endured a string of scandalous, short-lived marriages (he and his wife have been married since 1983); we do not see photos of him around town with his four children; and he has not had a well-documented mental breakdown. For all we know, Denzel Washington is just like us -- except much, much better looking.

So, in honor of his 58th birthday, we will not be musing over Denzel's personal life, but instead remembering the work that has come to define him. Though Denzel has been getting older, the quality of his roles, as well as his workload, have not been declining.

Below is a list of our favorite Denzel roles. Do you agree with our picks? Let us know in the comments section.

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