Film Blog: Training Day (2001)

Looking for a thriller about crime? Training Day is about a rookie cop (Ethan Hawke) and a corrupt veteran narcotics officer (Denzel Washington) set in Los Angeles. Although the film only covers 24 hours of a day in the life of a narcotics detective, quite a lot happen including numerous fights, drug busts, attempted murder, attempted assault, and a standoff. Denzel Washington won an Oscar for Best Actor for Training Day, and became the second African American actor to win an Oscar for Best Actor. On an unrelated note, the first African American to win an Oscar for Best Actor was Sidney Poitier as Homer Smith in Lilies of the Field, which came out in 1963.

“Denzel Washington.” Encyclopedia Britannica. Encyclopedia Britannica Online Academic Edition. Encyclopedia Britannica Inc., 2012. Web. 10 Dec. 2012.

“Sidney Poitier.” Encyclopedia Britannica. Encyclopedia Britannica Online Academic Edition. Encyclopedia Britannica Inc., 2012. Web. 10 Dec. 2012.

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