DENZEL WASHINGTON GOOD GENES OR GOOD DOCS?

12/28/2014 12:30 AM PST

Denzel Washington: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Denzel Washington's good looks are "Unstoppable." 

Here's a 30-year-old version of the "St. Elsewhere" actor looking very serious back in 1984 (left) and 30 years later ... the "American Gangster" -- who is celebrating his 60th birthday today -- at a NYC party earlier this year (right).

He's a "Titan."

The question is ...