[Video] Denzel Washington Slams Hollywood: Movies Aren’t Difficult, Sending Your Son to Iraq Is

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.

When asked about his first job, and his worst, Washington talked about working as a garbageman as well as a postman, before hitting on a much larger theme and one that has distanced Hollywood celebrities from the everyday folks who go see their movies:

“It’s like when people talk about the difficulty of making a movie, and I’m like, send your son to Iraq, that’s difficult,” the Oscar winning actor stated. “It’s just a movie. It’s like relax. I don’t play that precious nonsense. Your son got shot in the face. That’s difficult. Making a movie is a luxury. It’s a gift, it’s an opportunity, but most importantly it’s a gift.”

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. Its’s like, relax.,” Washington said. “Making a movie is a luxury.”



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