John David Washington

John David Washington (born July 28, 1984) is an American actor and former American football running back. He shifted to an acting career like his father, Denzel Washington and mother, Pauletta Washington. In 2015, he started with the HBO comedy series Ballers and his role in BlacKkKlansman (2018) brought him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. He also starred in Tenet (2020) by Christopher Nolan, and Malcolm & Marie (2021).

Love Beats Rhymes (2017)

A young woman dreams of making it big in the world of hip hop, but her parents demand that she finish her university degree. She dutifully agrees to complete her education, but her spoken word proves to have a powerful impact in the classroom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  RZA
CAST:  Hana Mae Lee  •  Common  •  Lorraine Toussaint  •  John David Washington

A young woman dreams of making it big in the world of hip hop, but her parents demand that she finish her university degree. She dutifully agrees to complete her education, but her spoken word proves to have a powerful impact in the classroom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  RZA
CAST:  Hana Mae Lee  •  Common  •  Lorraine Toussaint  •  John David Washington

Monster (2018)

The story of Steve Harmon, a 17-year-old honor student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Mandler
CAST:  Kelvin Harrison Jr.  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Jennifer Hudson  •  A$AP Rocky

The story of Steve Harmon, a 17-year-old honor student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Mandler
CAST:  Kelvin Harrison Jr.  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Jennifer Hudson  •  A$AP Rocky

Monsters and Men (2018)

After capturing an illegal act of police violence on his cellphone, a Brooklyn street hustler sets off a series of events that alter the lives of a local police officer and a star high-school athlete.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reinaldo Marcus Green
CAST:  John David Washington  •  Anthony Ramos  •  Kelvin Harrison Jr.  •  Chanté Adams

After capturing an illegal act of police violence on his cellphone, a Brooklyn street hustler sets off a series of events that alter the lives of a local police officer and a star high-school athlete.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reinaldo Marcus Green
CAST:  John David Washington  •  Anthony Ramos  •  Kelvin Harrison Jr.  •  Chanté Adams

The Old Man & the Gun (2018)

The true story of Forrest Tucker, from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are a detective, who becomes captivated with Forrest’s ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lowery
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Casey Affleck  •  Sissy Spacek  •  Danny Glover

The true story of Forrest Tucker, from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are a detective, who becomes captivated with Forrest’s ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lowery
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Casey Affleck  •  Sissy Spacek  •  Danny Glover

BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Colorado Springs, late 1970s. Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer, and Flip Zimmerman, his Jewish colleague, run an undercover operation to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  John David Washington  •  Adam Driver  •  Laura Harrier  •  Topher Grace

Colorado Springs, late 1970s. Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer, and Flip Zimmerman, his Jewish colleague, run an undercover operation to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  John David Washington  •  Adam Driver  •  Laura Harrier  •  Topher Grace

Tenet (2020)

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Armed with only one word - Tenet - and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  John David Washington  •  Robert Pattinson  •  Elizabeth Debicki  •  Kenneth Branagh

Armed with only one word - Tenet - and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  John David Washington  •  Robert Pattinson  •  Elizabeth Debicki  •  Kenneth Branagh

Beckett (2021)

While vacationing in Greece, Beckett, becomes the target of a manhunt after a devastating car accident forces him to run for his life across the country to clear his name but tensions escalate as the authorities close in and political unrest mounts which makes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ferdinando Cito Filomarino
CAST:  John David Washington  •  Alicia Vikander  •  Vicky Krieps  •  Boyd Holbrook

While vacationing in Greece, Beckett, becomes the target of a manhunt after a devastating car accident forces him to run for his life across the country to clear his name but tensions escalate as the authorities close in and political unrest mounts which makes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ferdinando Cito Filomarino
CAST:  John David Washington  •  Alicia Vikander  •  Vicky Krieps  •  Boyd Holbrook

Malcolm & Marie (2021)

As a filmmaker and his girlfriend return home from his movie premiere, smoldering tensions and painful revelations push them toward a romantic reckoning.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Levinson
CAST:  Zendaya  •  John David Washington

As a filmmaker and his girlfriend return home from his movie premiere, smoldering tensions and painful revelations push them toward a romantic reckoning.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Levinson
CAST:  Zendaya  •  John David Washington

Canterbury Glass

Revolves around a doctor and lawyer who form an unlikely partnership.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Margot Robbie  •  John David Washington  •  Rami Malek

Revolves around a doctor and lawyer who form an unlikely partnership.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Margot Robbie  •  John David Washington  •  Rami Malek

Looking at the World in a New Way: The Making of Tenet (2020)

A look behind the scenes of Christopher Nolan's Tenet.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Christopher Nolan  •  Emma Thomas  •  Hoyte van Hoytema  •  Nathan Crowley

A look behind the scenes of Christopher Nolan's Tenet.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Christopher Nolan  •  Emma Thomas  •  Hoyte van Hoytema  •  Nathan Crowley

The Piano Lesson

In 1936, an ornately carved piano - the Charles family's prized possession - has been gathering dust in the parlor of Berniece Charles' Pittsburgh home. When Boy Willie, Berniece's exuberant brother, bursts into her life with his dream of buying the same ...  (more)

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CAST:  John David Washington  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Danielle Brooks

In 1936, an ornately carved piano - the Charles family's prized possession - has been gathering dust in the parlor of Berniece Charles' Pittsburgh home. When Boy Willie, Berniece's exuberant brother, bursts into her life with his dream of buying the same ...  (more)

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CAST:  John David Washington  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Danielle Brooks

Covidwood (2021)

A French documentary on how Covid-19 affected Hollywood and the cinema industry in the United States.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Didier Allouch
CAST:  Didier Allouch  •  Sharon Waxman  •  Jacques Jouffret  •  Tom Rothman

A French documentary on how Covid-19 affected Hollywood and the cinema industry in the United States.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Didier Allouch
CAST:  Didier Allouch  •  Sharon Waxman  •  Jacques Jouffret  •  Tom Rothman

True Love

Not much is known about the plot other then it being described as a near future sci-fi story.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gareth Edwards
CAST:  John David Washington  •  Gemma Chan  •  Danny McBride  •  Benedict Wong

Not much is known about the plot other then it being described as a near future sci-fi story.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gareth Edwards
CAST:  John David Washington  •  Gemma Chan  •  Danny McBride  •  Benedict Wong