Washington Thrills Tokyo Commuters As Train Conductor

Oscar-winning actor DENZEL WASHINGTON gave commuters in Tokyo a thrill on Thursday (20Aug09) - after taking command of a Japanese train station.
The star plays a train dispatcher forced to negotiate with hijacker John Travolta in movie remake Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, and he conducted traffic at the Kokuritsu Kyogijo station as a train departed mid-afternoon to promote the movie.
Commanding the airwaves Washington told passengers in Japanese, "The train is leaving now."
However, the actor has laughed of the idea of switching careers, and admits he should have warned passengers before taking over. He says, "To be a train dispatcher for one day... Be very careful... if I'm in charge."


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