Denzel Washington never goes to the cinema because the paparazzi ruin the experience for him.

The 58-year-old actor may have a distinguished acting career - picking up two Oscars for Best Supporting Actor for 'Glory' in 1989 and Best Actor for 'Training Day' in 2001 - but he admits he's not really a fan of taking a trip to the movies himself because he hates being bombarded by photographers afterwards.

Speaking to the Metro newspaper, he said: ''I don't go to the movies; well, you know, it becomes a drag. You've got to go to certain theatres. I went to Century City [in Los Angeles, California] once and by the time I came out, they were waiting, the paparazzi, so it kind of messes up your experiences.''

The 'Flight' star claims the last film he can remember watching at the cinema was 'The Hurt Locker' - which was released in 2008 - but he is adamant he must have been to see a flick on the big screen at least once in the last five years to watch a movie.

He explained: ''I'm embarrassed to say I'm not much of a film-goer ... I haven't been to the movies in a while. I'm trying to think of the last movie I saw in the theatre. It wasn't 'The Hurt Locker', it had to have been one since then!''