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Denzel Washington: It Was Survival Instinct— Not Acrophobia—That Kept Me from Tumbling

Don’t ever insinuate that Denzel Washington is a fraidy cat—lest you want to incur the wrath of one of Hollywood’s most powerful leading men.

Interviewed on Keeping it Reel, the two-time Oscar winner discusses the perils of making Unstoppable, director Tony Scott‘s new thriller, about a runaway train loaded with toxic cargo.

CAPTION: "It's just a good, action, intense kinda scary ride," Denzel (above) tells us of ‘Unstoppable.'

"It's just a good, action, intense kinda scary ride," Denzel (above) tells us of 'Unstoppable.'

“Fifty miles an hour—I’m running across the top of a train, hanging off the side of it,” Denzel, who plays a veteran engineer trying to prevent the locomotive from hurling into a heavily-populated area, tells host Tim Gordon.

“And I want you to know, it was really me up there. It’s crazy. Insane. I was standing up there and we’re picking up speed and I have to run across the top of it.

“And I’m going, ‘What am I doing with a helicopter flying 10 feet over my head?’

“But you know, it’s fun—now that it’s over,” he adds

When Tim asks if Denzel has a fear of heights, however, the superstar Continue reading