John David Washington made a major impression as the protagonist of Warner Bros.’ Christopher Nolan film “Tenet,” now available for home viewing, and continues his stellar run opposite Zendaya in Sam Levinson’s two-hander “Malcolm & Marie,” coming soon to Netflix. He follows in the footsteps of his leading-man father, Denzel Washington, who’s subverted at every turn by Jared Leto’s villainous Albert Sparma in John Lee Hancock’s upcoming “The Little Things,” a Warner-produced crime thriller to debut in theaters and on HBO Max. Washington the younger and Leto spoke about how they approached their latest movies and what led them here.

Watch their full conversation for Variety‘s Actors on Actors, presented by Amazon Studios, above.