Denzel Washington has a pretty simple explanation for why Robert McCall is the first film character he's played twice: "They wrote a script and I read it and I liked it."
Mackenzie Davis and Charlize Theron think "Tully" has more in common with the Denzel Washington cop thriller "Training Day" than with the 1964 musical "Mary Poppins."
The film became a box-office success, but more significantly earned a first acting Oscar nomination for Ethan Hawke and a first Best Actor win for Denzel Washington. The trio reteams in the new Western The Magnificent Seven, and Hawke says he had to go rogue to plan the reunion. Hawke and Washington had both worked with Fuqua separately in the decade-and-a-half since Training Day, the former in 2009’s Brooklyn’s Finest and the latter in 2014’s The Equalizer.
Ethan Hawke is glad he didn’t achieve “instant celebrity.” The actor says he feels for actors like Julia Roberts and Matthew McConaughey, whose rapid ascent to stardom came with its share of difficulty. “It must be so hard,” Hawke tells Yahoo Movies as we revisit his breakout role in 1989’s Dead Poets Society.