Training Day: Washington Says Film Different Before Fuqua's Changes

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Training Day: Washington Says Film Different Before Fuqua's Changes


"The 2001 crime drama Training Day represented a watershed moment in Denzel Washington's career, garnering him his second Academy Award, his first as Best Actor in a Leading Role. The film also earned co-star Ethan Hawke a Best Supporting Actor nomination. According to Washington, it was very different as it was originally scripted as a Lethal Weapon-type of film.

"I don't think it was written for a Black guy," Washington told The Hollywood Reporter on the profile about director Antoine Fuqua. "It was more like a plaid-shirt [wearing] guy with beer bottles in the back." The actor credited Fuqua for making it the way it turned out to be. "Antoine was the one that brought gangster to it."

Fuqua was inspired watching gangster films growing up when making the 2001 film. "I was excited to put the camera on him," he remembered. "On [Denzel's] very first scene, I remember covering Denzel and I got everything I wanted as a director. I felt good about it. But I'm this young guy and a little nervous. I don't want to screw this up. So I turned to Denzel and said, 'You want to come to the monitor to take a look to see if you're happy?' And Denzel turned to me and said, 'Man, you're flying this plane. Call me when you're ready,' and then got up and walked away. Then I looked at Ethan and he gave me a look like, 'Yep,' and he walked away. It was a confirmation that they trusted me. It empowered me to really go for it."

Written by David Ayer, the film follows a rookie cop (Hawke) who spends his first day as a Los Angeles narcotics officer with a rogue detective (Washington), who isn't what he appears to be. Fuqua has several projects, including Amazon Prime Video's The Terminal List and the Hulu docu-series Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers. For more on his career, including his rise and his latest projects, you can check out the piece at THR."

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BreakkerSzn  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x9
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 1 month ago '18        #3
DUCEDUCE  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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One of my favorite movies. Shows LA how it is for the regular people. Plus I grew up in that area. sh*t was dope as fu*k. But the OG trailer is better


 1 month ago '12        #4
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My favorite movie EVER

 1 month ago '18        #5
Sick Flair 
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Amazing performance by Denzel. I didn't understand it at first. That Oscar has nothing to do with the type of character he is playing. The material is a beast.

 1 month ago '12        #6
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One of his best films. Like I always say, When Denzel plays the bad guy or some type of vigilante hero, those are pretty much his best works. Training Day, Equalizer, The Magnificent Seven, many more.

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I love stories like these man and that part where the director got that boost in confidence after Denzel told him this his plane sh*t is heartwarming dawg


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Classic movie with tons of lines that I still quote to this day!

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GrindPOWER$  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x24
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top 5 movie of all time might be top 10.

 1 month ago '08        #12
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I feel like Street Kings was a semi-spiritual successor to Training Day. If Zo didn't get k*lled, would he have ended up running stuff like Cpt.Jack (Forest Whitaker) and would Jake say "fu*k it" and go to the dark side like Det.Ludlow (Keanu Reeves).

I'm not comparing the two in the standard of quality, just in tonality of the story.

 1 month ago '06        #13
DJ Endo 
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That "new" trailer gives away way too much of the story. And that's the problem with a lot of these new movie trailers. I go into it already knowing the whole fu*king story.

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This movie is one of the best films ever made

No plot holes

Written so well

Executed so well

And shows u real LA if u from here you'll knoe

 1 month ago '21        #15
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You knowI’m surgical with this bi*ch jake how you want it? Denzel one of my fav actors him and LEO are Goats ��…. They shot the movie in the jungles Baldwin hills

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 1 month ago '06        #17
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Just watched this joint again last night

One of my fav movies of all time!

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Commission  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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King Kong ain’t got **** on me

 1 month ago '06        #19
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Fuqua either makes bangers or trash.

Brooklyns finest was a hot piece of garbage. The rest of his sh*t is watchable, but training day was dope as fu*k. Same with the equalizer films. I think it’s clear when he’s got Denzel it’s gonna be a hit. Not sure if it’s the Denzel effect or if he just picks the ones he knows are gonna be good.

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Muggz  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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wow imagine if denzel was like some honky tonk a*s like burt reynolds or some sh*t lol “
plaid shirt and beer bottles in the back of the car”
sh*t would have been terrible

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Muggz  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 commission said
king kong ain’t got **** on me
Jake!! Hooo hooooo u mother fu*kers

 1 month ago '19        #22
aaf192020  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Watching Training Day in the movie theater was an experience like no other..... Bruh everyone was super focused on the entire movie the entire time! I watched it with my cousins in DC where usually nxggas be talking during the movie..... Mfers was only reacting or silent the whole time.

That scene with Jake in the house with the Mexicans and the 'monologue' near the end by Denzel was some powerful reality! The fake warrant drew the biggest reaction though because it was the first time people could say "this is the shxt I was talking about" in regards to corrupt cops on screen doing what they do since Do The Right Thing.

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JustVibe  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 216Martyr said

I’m surgical with this sh*t Jake lol
Man I still watch this movie like it just came out .

 1 month ago '22        #25
Dick2Gutta  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Fuqua & F. Gary Gray took the mantle from Spike Lee & John Singleton then made classics.

Denzel's confidence gave Fuqua a fresh vision & touch...that encouragement of doing something to please Denzel is why this movie is a classic. Denzel is the sparkplug of greatness

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