Two-time Academy Award®-winning actor DENZEL WASHINGTON (Robert “Bobby” Trench) is a man constantly on the move. Never comfortable repeating himself or his successes, Washington always searches for new challenges through his numerous and varied film and stage portrayals. From embittered runaway slave Trip, in Glory, to South African freedom fighter Steve Biko, in Cry Freedom; from Shakespeare’s tragic historical figure Richard III to rogue detective Alonzo Harris, in Training Day, Washington has amazed and entertained audiences with a rich array of characters distinctly his own.
Washington started off 2012 starring in Universal Pictures’ action-thriller Safe House, directed by Daniel Espinosa. The film opened to more than $40 million in its first weekend and was the second largest of Washington’s career. In his most recent role, Washington starred in Robert Zemeckis’ Flight, for Paramount Pictures. His performance in Flight brought him Academy Award®, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations.
In the spring of 2010, Washington made his return to Broadway where he appeared opposite Viola Davis in a 14-week run of August Wilson’s Fences. His powerful performance as Troy, a one-time baseball star turned sanitation worker who struggles to reconcile his past and present, earned him his first Tony Award, as well as a Tony Award for both the play and Davis. Also in 2010, Warner Bros. Pictures released Book of Eli, a postapocalyptic Western that tells the story of one man’s fight across
MARK WAHLBERG (Michael “Stig” Stigman) earned both Academy Award® and Golden Globe nominations for his standout work in the family boxing biopic The Fighter and Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed drama The Departed. Wahlberg has enjoyed playing diverse characters for visionary filmmakers such as David O. Russell, Tim Burton and Paul Thomas Anderson. His breakout role in Boogie Nights established Wahlberg as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents.
Wahlberg’s remarkable film career began with Renaissance Man, directed by Penny Marshall, and The Basketball Diaries, with Leonardo DiCaprio, followed by a star turn opposite Reese Witherspoon in the thriller Fear. He later headlined Three Kings and The Perfect Storm, with George Clooney, and The Italian Job, with Charlize Theron. Wahlberg then starred in the football biopic Invincible, with Greg Kinnear, and Shooter, based on the best-selling novel “Point of Impact.” He reunited with The Yards director James Gray and co-star Joaquin Phoenix in We Own the Night, which he also produced. Other projects include The Happening, Max Payne, The Lovely Bones, Date Night and The Other Guys. He most recently starred in Allen Hughes’ Broken City, with Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones; Seth MacFarlane’s Ted; Baltasar Kormákur’s Contraband, with; and Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain, with Dwayne Johnson. Next, Wahlberg can be seen in Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor.
Also an accomplished film and television producer, Wahlberg has received a Peabody Award, two Oscar® nominations, two Golden Globe nominations and five Primetime Emmy nominations. In addition to Broken City, Contraband, The Fighter and We Own the Night, Wahlberg is executive producer of the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. He also executive produced HBO’s Entourage, In Treatment and How to Make It in America.