Denzel Washington talks Oscar nomination, not looking back at his films (Video)
Denzel Washington says he doesn't typically watch himself in his own movies, adding that he is more of a "forward thinker."
The 58-year-old Oscar winner also tells OTRC.com that he works to try become a better actor and is even headed back to Broadway.
"Well it's what I do, it's what I do," Washington told OTRC.com. "And, I'm at a place in life where I'm trying to get better at it. People have been saying, 'Oh, you're pretty good at it now.' I won a Tony award a couple years ago, and now I'm nominated for an Oscar - I'm just trying to get better at what I do."
Washington is currently nominated for an Oscar for his role as Whip Whitaker in the 2012 drama film, "Flight." His character becomes somewhat of a hero at first when he executes an emergency landing of his commercial jet, but quickly falls from grace when his substance abuse is revealed following an investigation into what could have become a massive tragedy.
While the actor has played a number of memorable roles such as Malcolm X, Joe Miller in "Philadelphia" and Private Trip in "Glory," he confessed that he's never looked back - literally.
"I'm not a look back guy - you know, I haven't seen 'Glory' since I made the movie," Washington said. "In fact, the only movies I've seen more than once was when I started directing and I knew I had to direct myself in a movie, so I started looking at 'John Q' and 'Training Day' just to get used to looking at myself - but, I'm a forward thinker."
Washington also took time to reveal some of his future plans: Broadway and directing. He last performed on a Broadway stage in 2010, in a revival of the play "Fences."
"Well I'm going back to Broadway," Washington told OTRC. "In the next 3 years, I'll be going back to Broadway and directing a movie ... I've gotta keep working - I like working."
Washington earned two Oscars for his roles in the 1989 film "Glory" and the 2001 film "Training Day." The 57-year-old actor has also appeared in films like "Unstoppable," "Deja Vu," "The Book of Eli," "The Bone Collector," "Philadelphia" and "The Pelican Brief."
Check out a full list of 2013 Oscar nominations. The Oscar ceremony will air live on Sunday, February 24 on ABC, OTRC.com's parent company.
You can also check out the interactive My Picks 2013 Official Oscar Ballot.Reporting by George Pennacchio of KABC Television, which produces the entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).