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Happy birthday to The GOAT.

That’s right: Put some respect on Denzel Washington‘s name. From a Civil War-era soldier in Glory, to a womanizing jazz player in Mo’ Better Blues, to his career-defining turn as civil rights leader Malcolm X and a grimy LA cop in Training Day, your man has covered a lot of ground.

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Oh wait — he’s not finished. There’s still work to be done. In fact, starting January 14 on Apple TV+, you can catch Washington in the latest retelling of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

But becoming a world-class thespian isn’t just about talent. You can find that anywhere: What Mr. Washington has is a top-tier dedication to his craft. And through interviews and film, he’s dropped several jewels throughout the years on life, society and reverence that we can all build from.

So whether you’re a student, worker, or the next big thing to slide through Hollywood, dive into these nuggets of wisdom from DW, on today, his 67th birthday.

Happy Birthday Denzel Washington: 8 Life Quotes From The GOAT  was originally published on

1. Protect Your Culture

2. “Too much information”

3. “I ain’t got to like you”

4. Thank God for the Blessings and The Lessons

5. “I am particularly proud..”

6. The Art of Minding Your Business

7. On Love

8. There’s Always Tomorrow..