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Denzel Washington: Making a movie is easy; ‘Send your son to Iraq, that’s difficult’

December 16, 2016

During Oscar Roundtables, where Hollywood directors met to discuss their experience in film and directing, Denzel Washington scoffed at the idea that making a movie is a difficult job.

Washington recalls some of the first jobs he had before becoming a movie star – like being a garbage man and working in the post office.

“They weren’t bad jobs,” he said.

He mentioned that union people say making a movie is a difficult job, but there are other things that are much harder to do.


“It’s like the union people saying: ‘Oh the difficulty of making a movie’. I’m like, well send your son to Iraq. That’s difficult. It’s just a movie. It’s like, relax,” Washington said. “Making a movie is a luxury.”