Denzel Washington Says “I Just Don’t Care For People” Who Put Down The Police and Military

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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 (ie The Equalizer).

As he was promoting his film, The Little Things (2021), he took the time to thank those fighting for our freedom and keeping us safe. The movie centers around Denzel as a sheriff and the search for a serial killer.

Washington is no rookie when it comes to playing cops on the big screen, and this is what he had to say 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.”

Very well said by one of the best actors in a generation.

Denzel Washington On Playing A Cop, and The Lessons He Learned Watching One To Prepare

In his interview, he gives a story on the dangers police face, and how much respect he gained while training for his movie, Ricochet.

Denzel Cleaning House in The Equalizer

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