Enjoy looking at these photos of young Denzel Washington, the sexy, talented actor who has been the star in hit films “Training Day,” “The Hurricane,” and “Malcolm X." When Denzel Washington was young, his mother sent him to a military academy because she was unhappy with the hoodlums that Washington had been surrounded by. He attended prep school at Oakland Military Academy in New Windsor, New York, which he credits for “changing his life” because it kept him off the streets and heading in the right direction. He attended Texas College and earned a B.A. in Drama and Journalism from Fordham University in 1977. He served as the creative arts director at a summer camp, and one of the staff members suggested that he try acting. He attended graduate school at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco then moved to New York to focus on a career as a professional actor. His first major role was in the television series “St. Elsewhere,” which ran for six years. He has been the recipient of two Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor, an Academy Award for Best Actor and a Tony Award.Check out these pictures of Denzel Washington young, including shirtless photos of him when he used to be ripped.