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Wait One Hot Second … Denzel Washington’s Name Is Pronounced Hoooooowwww???

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Denzel Washington’s name has rolled off the tongues of hundreds of Hollywood stars, to even royal family members across the globe. But today, folks, we are learning something new about the Academy Award winner’s real moniker.

During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the actor unveiled the truth behind the name Hollywood’s been using for over two decades. “My name is actually Den-zul,” he said, explaining that we’ve all been saying it wrong forever. “I’m Denzull Hayes Washington Junior.”

He continued, “My father, spelled the same way. His name was pronounced Denzull. My mother started saying Denzel jus to be different.”

Mind blown!

We’ve all been pronouncing Denzel Washington’s name wrong this whole time! 😳⠀

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