Denzel Washington Deserves A Big Salute! The Star, Who’s Played A Police Officer Or Military Member 13 Times In His Career, Stands Up For the Men And Women Who Protect Us.

Denzel Washington accepts the award for outstanding actor in a motion picture for "Fences" at the 48th annual NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Denzel Washington is on the short list of the biggest A-list stars in Hollywood. Which means the over-the-top, hyper-sensitive woke crowd couldn’t cancel him if they wanted. As crazy as things are in this country right now, there might be people that try, but the majority of Americans who heard what Washington said Tuesday not only agree with him, but are grateful for him saying it.

In Washington’s iconic career, he has played law enforcement or military characters 13 times. He has the utmost respect and admiration for these men and women who protect our country, and he had no problem sharing those thoughts with Yahoo Entertainment.  “I have the utmost respect for what they do, for what our soldiers do, [people] that sacrifice their lives. I just don’t care for people who put those kind of people down. If it weren’t for them, we would not have the freedom to complain about what they do.” 

Washington is currently promoting his latest film called “The Little Things,” in which he stars as another law enforcement officer, an L.A. County Sheriff with a checkered past. His character is on the hunt for a serial killer, played by Jared Leto.

Washington said the basis for his respect for police and military members came from what he witnessed during a ride-along 30 years ago when he was preparing for a film called “Ricochet”.

“I went out on a call with a sergeant. We got a call of a man outside his house with a rifle that was distraught,” Washington told the news outlet. “We pulled up and did a U-turn past the house and came up short of the house. He told me to sit in the car, which I was gonna do. I wasn’t getting out. He got out. As he got out, another car came screaming up, and two young people jumped out screaming. As it turned out, it was their grandfather. This policeman defused the entire situation by just remaining calm.”

When Washington is done with this film, he’s already locked in to direct a film about a soldier who “makes the ultimate sacrifice.”

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