That was over 29 years ago in 1992.
Today he is 66, and has starred in 58 movies in total, 41 since Malcolm X was released.
In Malcolm X, I think Denzel Washington looks:
Malcolm X scores 7.3 out of 10 on The Movie Database.
Denzel Washington's first acting role was as 'Robert Eldridge, age 18 (as Denzel Washington, Jr.' in Wilma, released in 1977 when he was 22.