Antoine Fuqua is a name you may not but should recognize. His direction of Training day revealed he is a major talent. His track record shows Training day was no fluke. Denzel Washington won best actor playing an (antagonist) against type a crooked cop with cash flow problems. Ethan Hawke was nominated for best supporting for his (protagonist) portrayal of a naive rookie in way over his head. Eva Mendes's breakout movie. Its one of the top movies of the first decade of the 21st century. Rotten Tomatoes liked but did not love it with 72%, audiences made it a box office smash. A must see.