Denzel Washington On Police and Soldiers: “I Just Don’t Care for People Who Put Those Kind of People Down”

Denzel has always been one of my favorite actors.

I love his highly acclaimed “good” movies, but also am a sucker for the action flicks that maybe didn’t get the best score on Rotten Tomatoes. His new one, The Little Things, just came out this weekend and centers around Denzel as a sheriff and the search for a serial killer (it looks pretty damn solid).

Washington is no rookie when it comes to playing cops on the big screen, and was asked about the men and women who put on he badge every day.

“I have the utmost respect for what they do, for what our soldiers do, [people] that sacrifice their lives,” Denzel told Yahoo.

“I just don’t care for people who put those kind of people down. If it weren’t for them, we would not have the freedom to complain about what they do.”

Well said by one of the best to ever to do it.

More from Warner Bros Pictures:

Academy Award winners Denzel Washington (“Training Day,” “Glory”), Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”) and Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”) star in the psychological thriller “The Little Things.” John Lee Hancock (“The Blind Side,” “Saving Mr. Banks,” “The Founder”) directed the film from his own original screenplay.

Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe “Deke” Deacon (Washington) is sent to Los Angeles for what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a killer who is terrorizing the city. Leading the hunt, L.A. Sheriff Department Sergeant Jim Baxter (Malek), impressed with Deke’s cop instincts, unofficially engages his help. But as they track the killer, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke’s past, uncovering disturbing secrets that could threaten more than his case.

And here’s the trailer.

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