“There were so many guns”: Denzel Washington Was Afraid He Would Get Accidentally Killed By His Security

Denzel Washington talks about his own safety concern

"There were so many guns": Denzel Washington Was Afraid He Would Get Accidentally Killed By His Security


  • Denzel Washington spoke on safety concerns.
  • The actor said getting shot by his security team is his biggest concern.
  • The actor has won two Academy Awards so far.
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Denzel Washington is one of the most celebrated actors of our time, with a career spanning over four decades. He has starred in some of the most iconic films of all time, including Malcolm X, Training Day, and Fences. Washington is known for his powerful performances and his ability to bring complex characters to life.

Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington

However, he had one safety concern he thought one of his security guards would kill him. In an interview with Black Film, the American Gangster actor explained his worry.

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What was the Safety Concern?

In an interview with Black Film, Denzel Washington spoke on what was his own safety concerns. As the interviewer asked about that, the actor replied getting shot by one of the security team was a safety concern.

Denzel Washington in a still from Equalizer
Denzel Washington in a still from Equalizer

He said:

I was more concerned about getting shot by one of the people that was working for me then. There were so many guns around there. It was like don’t one of you guys trip and fall and kill me.”

He reiterated that he was being serious while saying this. On being asked whether he had encountered any security concerns, he denied it by saying:


If there were, then they did a great job because I never saw any problems.”

Washington is a highly respected figure in Hollywood and is known for his professionalism and dedication to his craft.

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Some of His Most Famous Movies and the Unforgettable Roles

One of Denzel Washington’s earliest breakthrough roles came in the 1989 war drama Glory, directed by Edward Zwick. Washington’s powerful and emotional performance in this film earned him his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.


Directed by Spike Lee, Malcolm X showcased Denzel Washington’s transformative acting abilities. Portraying the influential civil rights leader Malcolm X, Washington delivered a performance that is widely regarded as one of the best of his career. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.

Oscar Winning actor, Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington

In Training Day, Denzel Washington ventured into the world of gritty crime drama, playing the role of Detective Alonzo Harris. Denzel’s captivating performance in this film not only earned him his second Academy Award but also firmly established him as a leading man in Hollywood.

In addition to these films, Washington has also starred in many other notable films, including Philadelphia (1993), Remember the Titans (2000), and American Gangster (2007).


His dedication, versatility, and profound understanding of his characters have made him a true cinematic icon.

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