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People always tell me, "Gee, you direct so many movies" as if that's unusual. But I made my mind up when I was young that what's most important for a director is to keep working. Because how else are you going to learn how to do new things, which - to me - is the whole point. So I make a lot of different movies and I love them all . . . The movies that address civil rights and social justice are ...
The father of three children, Jewison hitchhiked across the Deep South region of the US at age 18; he was struck by its apartheid-like, strictly enforced racial segregation. He considers The Hurricane
(1999) the last in a trilogy of racial injustice movies he's directed, the first two being In the Heat of the Night
(1967) and A Soldier's Story
(1984). Jewison cast a then-largely unknown Denzel