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Flight star Denzel Washington is often in the spotlight, but isn't in it for the money or the famous friends.
In an interview with The Guardian, the 58-year old actor, who has starred in films like Malcom X and American Gangster, reveals why he doesn't have any actor friends. "Because I don't make friends! Maybe I'm not a butt-kisser, maybe I'm not a schmoozer. I'm not about to go to a party to try to get a job. And then when you have children, the other friends become other parents. We'd coach baseball or basketball. My wife and I were raised right. I don't want movie-star friends."
Washington continues, "And being African American, there were no big movie stars to hang out with anyway, not when I was starting out, they were just the third guy from the back! For whatever reason, I never befriended any white actors."
In response to the white actors comment, Washington's rep felt as though they needed to clarify. "The part they failed to mention was after he said 'never befriended any white actors' he mentioned 'except,' and then listed Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, etc. They cut the rest of the thought out. The rest is fine though," reports Yahoo.
Washington also reveals in The Guardian interview how acting was his calling and he doesn't like being called a celebrity. "I'm a working actor! What's a celebrity anyway? Paris Hilton's a celebrity. I'm just a working actor."
Washington's Flight is on DVD now and his next film, 2 Guns is currently in post-production.
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