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Denzel Washington Was Actually Waterboarded During Filming of ‘Safe House’

We’re all aware that our favorite actors don’t usually do their own stunts — not always because of a lack of desire, but because of insurance purposes.  Still, I doubt many A-list Hollywood actors would be willing to be actually waterboarded to prove their macho cred.  Nonetheless, New York Magazine reveals that during the filming of Safe House Denzel Washington stepped up to the plate and agreed to be waterboarded for the film. Waterboarding — for those of you that haven’t watched a minute of news in the last few years — is either a form of torture or an ... Read more

Denzel Washington Talks About Preparing For His ‘Safe House’ Role

Denzel Washington might have built his well-deserved reputation on dramatic roles in theater and film — he won his first Oscar for his role in Glory — but Washington has also played some scary, tough dudes — like his character in Training Day, for which Washington won his second Oscar. Washington appears in a similar role opposite Ryan Reynolds in Safe House, as rogue CIA agent Tobin Frost. Washington admits that the role is a bit of a throwback to intimidating characters he has played in the past, pointing out, “Safe House was an opportunity to revisit ways of working ... Read more