Given his past heroics on submarines, boats and trains, it was only a matter of time before Denzel Washington ended up in an aeroplane.
How the wait has been worth it - and how fascinating a departure Flight is for the double Oscar winner.
He plays an airline pilot who is hailed as a hero after a crash-landing, only to have his sobriety investigated.
While Flight opens with what would be the climax of many a movie, the rest of this drama is just as engrossing. It's the cheapest ticket for one of the best trips you'll have in 2013.
Here, Harry Guerin talks to stars Denzel Washington and Kelly Reilly and director Robert Zemeckis about their Oscar-nominated movie.