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.
I’d want Tom Hanks as my Captain.
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”
Emma Thompson on Her Role as the Author of Mary Poppins: “She’s the most difficult person I’ve ever played”
Walt Disney remains one of the most well-liked figures in Hollywood history — heck, his name alone brings smiles to children whose parents weren’t even born in Disney’s lifetime — so finding someone to play Disney in the upcoming movie Saving Mr. Banks must have been particularly challenging.