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Oscar winner Washington keeps so busy as an actor, that he doesn't seem to make directing a priority. Since taking the plunge in 2002, he's only helmed two films -- "Antwone Fisher" and "The Great Debaters." He co-starred in both films, . His directing career seems to allow him to tackle serious subjects close tothat matter to him, while still letting him be a man of action in such recent films as "Unstoppable" and "Safe House."