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(on what he enjoys about making films) The magic. There's fun creating that magic. Bringing something to life, whatever. Putting together a character. The twists and the turns that people don't expect. So to sit around and talk about it before someone sees it is boring. I think there should be some mystery in it. Who wants to know everything about it? I think it ruins movies when you know ...
According to a 1995 Premiere magazine article, Denzel confronted director Quentin Tarantino
when he visited the set of Crimson Tide
(1995). Quentin had done an uncredited rewrite of the script. Denzel lambasted Tarantino about his use of racial slurs in his films. Tarantino got embarrassed and wanted to move the conversation to a more private area. Denzel said, "No, if we're going to discuss it, ...
Frequently when his character is making a decision or changing his course of action, he will say, "Okay. Okay."