Training Day is a 2001 American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua, written by David Ayer, and starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. The story follows two LAPD narcotics officers over a 24-hour period in the gang-ridden neighborhoods of the LAPD Rampart Division and South Central Los Angeles. The film grossed $104.9 million worldwide.
In 2002, Denzel Washington won the Academy Award for Best Actor and the MTV Movie Award for Best Villain for his performance in Training Day. Washington also received SAG nominations, with the former receiving a Golden Globe nod.
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Eminem was offered to play Rookie cop Jake Hoyt. The rapper turned it down, due to the development of 8 Mile (2002) and had to stay available for that. Had he accepted the role, he would’ve shared scenes with rappers, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, the latter of which is Eminem’s mentor. Instead, Ethan Hawke took the part and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Eminem was nominated and won an Academy Award the following year for 8 Mile (2002), in the Best Original Song category for Lose Yourself.
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