Many will testify that Tom Hanks is one of the greatest actors in American history. He has starred in Hollywood blockbusters such as Forrest Gump, Throw away, Saving Private RyanPixar’s Toy Story franchise and many more. With decades of experience in front of cameras, Hanks is often one of the harshest critics of his work. Although Hanks enjoys the thrill of working with the best filmmakers and actors in the business, not every project is among his favorites.
talking with PeopleHanks says that four of the 80 films he has contributed to are “pretty good.” Only four? Tom, you sure are! Can you explain this bizarre attitude? “No one knows how a movie is made – even though everyone thinks they do,” Hanks noted. “I’ve made a ton of movies (and four of them are pretty good, I think) and I’m still amazed at how movies come together.”
“From a flicker of an idea to the flickering image on the screen, the whole process is a miracle,” Hanks added. He also admitted that the plot of the film is “very hard work over a very long period of time, consisting of so many moments of joy pitted against just as many feelings of self-loathing.” However, Hanks also considers himself blessed to have become such a monumental figure in the grand scheme of Hollywood entertainment. “It’s the greatest job in the world and the most confusing job I know.”
Of course, that begs the question: Which movies does Hanks think are his best? The answers might surprise you, unless you remember Hanks’ interview with Bill Simmons further The Bill Simmons Podcast last year. When asked to rank his favorite films, Forrest Gump to be unable, Hanks stated Throw away, A league of its ownand the 2012s Cloud Atlas. Hanks says his rankings are based on personal experience and the unforgettable lessons he learned while filming the aforementioned movies. I think Cloud Atlas may be the only movie directed by the Wachowskis that I haven’t seen. I have to get started on that.
What are your top 5 favorite movies starring Tom Hanks? If I were to list mine in order, from bottom to top, my list would include Forrest Gump, Toy Story 3, ‘The Burbsand A league of its own. Feel free to write your favorites in the comments. Remember, there are no wrong answers. Have fun with it.