By Lucy Cooper

21st March 2019

29. Denzel Washington – crooked little finger

Even the wonderful and eternal heartthrob Denzel Washington, 62, comes with a tiny little flaw.

See how his finger bends?

The actor, who has won two Academy Awards, has a damaged pinky finger on his right hand from playing sport as a younger man.

The injury is so noticeable that Denzel chatted about his crooked digit on The Graham Norton Show back in 2014.

It’s more noticeable in this picture

“I went up for a pass playing American football and dislocated it,” Washington told Norton. “I had it rebuilt…but it’s like a gummy bear in there”.

The finger never set correctly. It is still crooked to this day, bent at the bottom knuckle and a full 45 degrees outwards from Washington’s other fingers. Ouch.

Here he is collecting an award

Still, Denzel’s cool about it now: today he calls the crooked pinky his ‘magic finger’. It’s certainly brought him a lot of luck.

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