denzel_washington_asheville_2014Denzel Washington, one of Hollywood’s A-list actors, was spotted at the Target store in south Asheville this afternoon. Word on the street has it that Washington was casually shopping – not trying to hide his identity – and ended up buying a couple of dog dishes.

Washington is widely respected for his film work. His awards include Golden Globe awards, a Tony award and two Oscars – one as best supporting actor in Glory and one for best actor in Training Day.

Just yesterday, Washington celebrated his 60th birthday. He is married to Pauletta Washington, his wife of more than three decades, who hails from just over in Catawba County.

The spotting of Washington in Asheville caps a HUGE year in local celebrity watching. Go here for my Year in Review of celebrity spotting in Asheville.

Image link for Denzel Washington from IMDB.



  1. Ok…we need to stop seeming so star struck…it looks lame…Asheville is a badass town…chill

  2. LOL…glad he was here shopping but we have lots of other celebrities around, and then there’s always the rumor of the Obongos moving here …lol…

    Andi McDowell grew tired of Biltmore Forest and fled with her international debutante daughter 😉

  3. Casually shopping? Well that’s no fun. I was hoping that when he saw that he was recognized, he started yelling “I’m putting charges on all you bitches!”

  4. I saw Scarlett Johansson at the J&S Cafeteria in Mills River refilling her sweet tea

  5. I think that wikipedia section might be out of the date. Denzel actually has three oscar nominations. He was nominated for Best Actor in 2012 for Flight.

  6. jonathan wainscott says:

    OMG! Look Who’s Coming to Dinner is one of my favorite movies!!!

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