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Washington tackled death-defying Unstoppable stunts

The Training Day star appears alongside Chris Pine in the story of a runaway train, which the two men attempt to stop, and Washington is seen clambering on top of the fast-travelling carriage.

The 55 year old admits his decision to tackle the dangerous move is ""the stupidest thing"" he's ever done for a film, but he wanted the shoot to look realistic for audiences.

He tells BBC Radio 1, ""Being an idiot is what compelled me to do my own stunts.

""I think the audiences know when it's green screen and when it's fake and they can relax but a part of the stress that you feel... is knowing that myself and Chris Pine, we're actually the one's up there. It's like, 'Wow, it's actually dangerous!' I think that helps create some of the tension.

""Every time you see me on top of a train, that's really me. We had a stunt man did (sic) most of it but I had to do it as well. A train going 50 miles per hour and I'm running across the top of the train. It was ridiculous, it was the stupidest thing I've ever done in my life.""

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