Listening to Tom Hanks give advice is always a plus in my book.
BAFTA Guru on YouTube posted this video a while back and I don’t care how old it is, it’s great.
From the description: “Being an actor is “a never-ending process of examining where you are in life” reflects Tom Hanks as he discusses living off $50 a week, how every director is different and the importance of energy and instinct in his early career.”
Here’s the questions he’s asked:
How did he get started?
What piece of advice would he offer his younger self?
What advice would you offer a director a new director about working with actors?
How do you pick your projects?