"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.
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, who played the young Forrest and who can also be seen in this audition reel. Also included are Hanna R. Hall, who played the young Jenny, and Haley Joel Osment, who played Forrest’s son. The 1994 film would go on to win six Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor in ... Read more
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 ... Read more
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. So, McConaughey put in a call to Hanks as an expert. He explains, “I actually called Tom and had a great conversation with him about what he learned about losing weight for Philadelphia and Cast Away. And I consulted a nutritionist about the best way to do this.” However, McConaughey ... Read more
I'd want Tom Hanks as my Captain.
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 who was kidnapped by Somali pirates ended, the tension in the film builds a layer of suspense that is overwhelming. It’s one of Hanks’ best roles in a career full of great roles, and he spoke to The Wall Street Journal about portraying the real-life captain, working with the inexperienced ... Read more
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 and more. “It was unlike anything I’ve ever read,” Hanks says. Check it out below!
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.
With a Tony Nomination and almost certain Tony Award for Lucky Guy around the corner, Tom Hanks is everywhere right now. Not that that's a bad thing because I love the guy and would (and do) watch most all of his appearances.
Tony nominees Tom Hanks, Courtney B. Vance and director George C. Wolfe were joined by Nora Ephron’s son, Jacob Bernstein for a panel on Charlie Rose recently.
Tom Hanks is riding high right now. He's got a hugely successful Broadway show, Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy. He's nominated for a Tony Award, the show has already recouped it's investment and, wait for it.... he was just voted as the most trusted man in America by Readers Digest.
Naturally the name "Tom Hanks" (also known as the most trusted person in America!) stands out on the poster for Broadway's Lucky Guy even more than the title. Being that Hanks is one of the biggest movie stars in the world that makes sense, but it also makes it easy to forget that there are other talented individuals in the production, like Courtney B. Vance.
Reader's Digest published a list of "The 100 Most Trusted People in America." According to the magazine, it "teamed up with research firm The Wagner Group to poll over 1,000 Americans and discover which individuals and the ideals they represent have earned our confidence."