Prince Rainier III Award winner and actor Denzel Washington speaks onstage at The 2010 Princess Grace Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 10, 2010 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics » Denzel Washington (Getty Images) Denzel Washington
stars alongside Chris Pine
in the new action thriller Unstoppable
, and he recently revealed he broke some regulations by driving a train on the set of the flick.
He explained: "I got to learn how to drive trains, so that was a lot of fun. It's a powerful feeling having this mile-long monster behind you doing what you want it to do.
"In the movie I'm not actually driving because I don't have a license, so it would be against regulations. In fact I'm not even supposed to tell you I even drove a train!"
The 55-year-old star also admitted his "ego and stupidity" took over when he decided to perform his own stunts for the film.
Denzel added to BBC Radio 2: "There's a train running along the track going at 50 miles an hour. It's really me running up there -- I'm a fool for even trying it. But it's really an intense film.
"My ego and stupidity took over. They needed the shots with me actually up there running so I had to do it."
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