By EW Staff
October 17, 2003 at 04:00 AM EDT
Denzel Washington: Andrea Renault/Globe Photos

Denzel Washington made EW’s Power List

Age 48

His directorial debut didn’t take the world by storm (”Antwone Fisher” grossed about $20 million), but the Oscar-winning actor continues to flex muscle on the other side of the camera. Washington’s presence virtually locks in a strong opening weekend, which is why he pockets upwards of $20 million a picture and continues to attract classy filmmakers like Carl Franklin (”Out of Time”) or Jonathan Demme, who will direct Washington in the Frank Sinatra role for his remake of ”The Manchurian Candidate.”