Who is John David Washington, the star of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet?


The young actor starring in Christopher Nolan’s latest film, Tenet, lays to rest all the clichés surrounding celebrities’ sons and daughters.

Is talent hereditary? You may wonder given the showstopping rise of John David, the eldest of Denzel Washington’s four children.

The 36 year old actor has already had a fantastic career working with the greats: he was just 9 when he made his debut in Spike Lee’s Malcolm X with his father in the starring role.

Après ce baptême du feu prometteur, on a pu le retAfter his promising baptism of fire, he appeared in HBO’s Ballers in 2015. That part of his CV ties into his personal life as John David Washington was destined for a career as a professional athlete: the formidable running back played for the California Redwoods until 2012.

It wasn’t until 2018 that his talent was finally revealed to the general public: it was the year he reunited with Spike Lee who gave him the main role in BlacKkKlansman. The film won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival. The recognition made John David Washington one of the next big things in US cinema and silenced anyone who said he was just some celebrity’s son.

2020 may have been a tricky year for the entire film industry but the actor has played his cards right: he’s starring with Alicia Vikander in Born to Be Murdered and has the lead role as a spy in Tenet, Christopher Nolan’s $200 million futuristic action film out on August 26th.

John David Washington has over 453k Instagram followers and a love for vintage souvenirs as he happily shares his family photos… to the delight of both his fans and father.

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