Denzel Washington rarely sits down for deep interviews to discuss his life, family and career. But GQ managed to snag the Oscar-winning actor, who next stars in "Flight," for its October cover, and inside he opens up about his late friend Whitney Houston, his sober pal Samuel L. Jackson and why he never cried when his father passed away.
"But that's not my job to put stuff out there. Sidney Poitier told me this years ago: 'If they see you for free all week, they won't pay to see you on the weekend, because they feel like they've seen you. If you walk by the magazine section in the supermarket and they've known you all their life, there's no mystery. They can't take the ride.' My professional work is being a better actor. I don't know how to be a celebrity."