Ethan Hawke Shares Denzel Washington’s Advice on Winning an Oscar

Ethan Hawke is revealing the recommendation his Coaching Day co-star Denzel Washington advised him after he misplaced on the 2002 Academy Awards.

The 2 legendary actors had been each nominated that yr for his or her roles within the 2001 movie, together with greatest actor and greatest supporting actor, respectively. Whereas Washington gained in his class, Jim Broadbent beat out Hawke for his efficiency in Iris.

Throughout the actor’s latest look on Max’s Who’s Speaking to Chris Wallace, he revealed why Washington whispered in his ear in the course of the ceremony that it’s really higher to lose the Oscar.

“You don’t need an award to enhance your standing. You wish to enhance the award’s standing,” Hawke recalled, quoting his former co-star. “That’s the way in which he thinks, and that’s what I’m speaking about enjoying with [baseball great] Babe Ruth.”

Earlier in the course of the interview, the Depart the World Behind star in contrast working with Washington to what it could be wish to play baseball with Ruth.

“I feel when all is claimed and executed, he’s the best actor of our technology,” he mentioned. “The Academy Award has extra energy as a result of Denzel has a pair. It didn’t elevate who he was.”

That being mentioned, when Wallace requested Hawke if he would have quite simply gained the Oscar greater than 20 years in the past, the actor admitted that he was simply grateful to be nominated.

“No… I imply, yeah, I suppose,” the Earlier than Midnight star responded. “I used to be on the Oscars sitting subsequent to Denzel Washington and nominated towards Ian McKellen. I had already gained. It was unimaginable for me to not see it some other method.”

Coaching Day, directed by Antoine Fuqua, follows a rookie cop who spends his first day as a Los Angeles narcotics officer with a rogue detective who isn’t what he seems to be.