Washington was the first African-American to win a best actor Oscar since Sidney Poitier in 1963? 2002 was the first year that African-Americans won both the best actor and best actress Oscars; Washington won for Training Day and Halle Berry won for her role in Monster?s Ball? Washington has collaborated several times with director Spike Lee; their films together include Mo? Better Blues (1990), Malcolm X (1992, based on the life of civil rights leader Malcolm X) and He Got Game (1998)? His son, John David ?J.D.? Washington, was a football star at Morehouse College and plays for NFL Europa?s Hamburg Sea Devils.
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