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09/21/2012 03:33 pm ET

Denzel Washington: 'I Don't Know How To Be A Celebrity': Notable/Quotable

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.

--Two-time Oscar Award-winner, Denzel Washington opens up on avoiding the limelight. (GQ)

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