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'The Hurricane' (1999)
"I had spoken to Denzel just after he had done the movie and I said, 'Denzel, look at you, man.' The reason boxing movies are so big and they really hit is because it’s one of the most primal, mano a mano, you against me – it’s one of those sports, man, where the average guy sits on his couch and lives vicariously through his favorite fighter. Nothing like it. And Denzel really, really got the character. I was so impressed with his performance because it’s not always about the punches, it’s about what the face reveals."