Actor Tom Hanks is revealing what he thinks about movies he has been in.
Hanks spoke with People about his critique and the miraculous process of making movies.
“The source for a movie can go back as many years as are in history. A story turns on a single moment in the life of someone, then all the anecdotes of the current day magnify that moment. Going back to 1947 makes sense, as would have starting in, say, 1559. Human yearning has proven to be timeless,” he said.
Continuing, he said, “No one knows how a movie is made — though everyone thinks they do,” he adds. “I’ve made a ton of movies (and four of them are pretty good, I think) and I’m still amazed at how films come together. From a flicker of an idea to the flickering image onscreen, the whole process is a miracle.”
Hanks has won numerous awards for his movies, including an Academy Award for Best Actor in a leading role in “Forrest Gump.”
According to Ranker, Hanks was voted by fans as one of the greatest actors of all time, ranking at #12.
Hanks explained that movie-making is “very hard work.”
“Movie-making is very hard work over a very long period of time that consists of so many moments of joy slapped up against an equal number of feelings of self-loathing. It is the greatest job in the world and the most confounding of labors that I know of. I hope the book captures as much of ‘the accidental judgements and casual slaughter’ that go into a motion pictures dictum to hold ‘a mirror up to nature’ that I have witnessed (and caused) since I joined the Screen Actors Guild.”
Hanks also gave details about his new novel “The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece,” which will be released May 9, 2023.
The synopsis reads, “The story of the making of a colossal, star-studded, multimillion-dollar superhero action film…and the humble comic book that inspired it.”
“Every character in the book does something I’ve experienced while making a movie, as well as discovered a philosophy or learned an important lesson. Even the foolish moments are some kind of stunt I’ve pulled or mistake I’ve survived,” he said.
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