A Series Of Snubs: Denzel Washington’s Roles That Should’ve Gotten Oscar Wins

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10. Jake Shuttlesworth, He Got Game

As a temporary parolee asked to sway his son to play basketball for the governor’s college alma mater, Jake Shuttlesworth is on his own mission to repair his damaged family before he has to return to prison. Denzel totally made us feel for his character’s quest for redemption.