Reflecting on this career, actor Tom Hanks credits others who changed the way he thought about his roles and his career.
Tom Hanks spoke about what he believes is the ideal first job for an actor that, at least for him, set him up for his later success.
Tom Hanks on why he feels his roles do not necessarily inform each other and how backstory can get in the way of a film’s narrative.
Tom Hanks on What He Brings to a Role and When He Started Looking for Characters That Were “Different”
Tom Hanks talks about playing authoritative figures, his roles and how he manages to come off so comfortably with everyone.
In order to research the way Mr. Rogers presented himself, Tom Hanks watched copious hours of his television show.
Tom Hanks spoke about voicing Woody for what will perhaps be the last time in ‘Toy Story 4’ and how challenging the recording sessions were for the film.
“What would I do if I was in the circumstances of that man, that woman, that child, that android?” – Tom Hanks
“People ask me, ‘Why aren’t you sweating?’ And I say, ‘Because I am making myself effortless.’ The physical is key.” – Aaron Eckhart
Hanks talks about the intimidating aspects of the role and how he prepared to play the much-heralded pilot.
Tom Hanks has never been better in this retelling of the famous USAir flight that ended up in the Hudson River.
During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane.
“Steven does this incredible thing when he casts you: He empowers you with the scene.” – Tom Hanks on Steven Spielberg
“Sometimes it’s not about getting the job. You go in there and you make a really good impression” – Tina Huang on Auditioning
“Bridge of Spies” tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sII9sBG94mk] Check out Robin Wright auditioning for the role of Jenny from Forest Gump opposite Tom Hanks. Interestingly enough, Hanks doesn’t quite have Gump’s southern drawl down just yet while the other actors audition with him. In fact, Hanks would base Gump’s voice on the voice of Michael Conner Humphreys,
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”
Forget diet and exercise. The real secret to weight loss is… Tom Hanks. Well, at least according to fellow actor Matthew McConaughey. McConaughey had to lose a sizable amount of his normal bulk — forty pounds — in order to portray Ron Woodroof, an HIV-positive man, in Dallas Buyers Club.
Tom Hanks on Being Accessible as an Actor: “You can make things happen easier if you show up on time, if you know your lines well, if you have ideas”
Sometimes you just have to give into cliches because they’re actually true. In the case of Tom Hanks‘ latest film Captain Phillips, when I saw it last week I literally was at the edge of my seat. Even though I knew how this real-life story about a cargo ship captain
Tom Hanks and Director Paul Greengrass‘ Captain Phillips looks like it’s going to be one of many award-worthy films that are coming out this fall. I’m really looking forward to catching it. In the video below, Hanks and star Barkhad Abdi talk about the filming, how Abdi got the part