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."


Contactmusic

Tags: Denzel Washington

Advertisement

More Denzel Washington

"Gone Girl" Wins Weekend Box Office. Barely.

Over the weekend, David Fincher’s suspenseful thriller Gone Girl breezed past box office competition, including the supernatural prequel Annabelle. Fincher's mystery flick about a husband,...

Denzel Washington's "The Equalizer" Leaves Box Office Contenders In The Dust With $35 M Weekend

The Equalizer, a thriller starring Denzel Washington conquered the North American box off after yet another slow weekend. Washington plays a man, who helps rescue...

'The Equalizer' Takes A New Approach To The Remake

It's hardly surprising that filmmakers raised on TV series in the 1980s are now turning them into movies. Some of these end up as faithful...

The Equalizer Movie Review

Little more than a paint-by-numbers action thriller, it's anyone's guess why the filmmakers have bothered to make a connection with the 1980s TV series of...

Advertisement

Is 'The Equalizer' Really the Best Use of Denzel Washington?

The Equalizer, Denzel Washington's new movie, hasn't exactly been ripped apart by the critics. In fact, it's actually scored pretty decent reviews and will almost...

Denzel Washington Not Campaigning to Play Bond (But Probably Would)

Denzel Washington has clarified his comments about playing James Bond after Daniel Craig relinquishes the role in a couple of years' time. The Training Day...

Denzel Washington Starts Campaign To Play James Bond

Denzel Washington has accomplished many things in his lengthy movie career, which includes winning two Oscars, but the 59 year-old actor still has his eye...

The Equalizer Trailer

Director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Olympus Has Fallen) talks about what makes The Equalizer (Denzel Washington) different from other action movie heroes. The name comes...

Advertisement

Comments

Denzel Washington Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Denzel Washington

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All