Tom Hanks, 66, shares he made only about four ‘pretty good’ movies

Author: Yuvi September 29, 2022


Tom Hanks has appeared in a stunning 85 films over his 50 year career.

And this week the 66-year-old actor shared that he feels only about four of them were ‘pretty good. But the Hollywood heavy refused to name them.

Some of his top films have been Big, Sleepless In Seattle, Forrest Gump, Philadelphia, Saving Private Ryan, You’ve Got Mail, Cast Away, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood and Elvis. His next movie is Pinocchio.

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He has his top picks: Tom Hanks shared that he feels only about four of them were ‘pretty good. But the Hollywood heavy refused to name them Hanks, far right, with Meg Ryan and Ross Malinger in Sleepless In Seattle in 1993

Author Hanks: '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,' he shared with People;  seen last week in Washington DC

Author Hanks: ‘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,’ he shared with People; seen last week in Washington DC

‘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,’ he shared with People.

He has been promoting his new book The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece, which will be out on May 9, 2023. Included in the book are comic books written by Hanks.

He also said his novel is based on the ‘important lessons’ he has learned while trying to make it – and stay on top – in Hollywood.

A fan favorite for sure: His 1994 movie Forrest Gump was a crowd pleaser

A fan favorite for sure: His 1994 movie Forrest Gump was a crowd pleaser

War time: Hanks, right, with Tom Sizemore in Saving Private Ryan in 1998

War time: Hanks, right, with Tom Sizemore in Saving Private Ryan in 1998

It is about the movie business and the making of a ‘colossal, star-studded, multimillion-dollar superhero action film and the humble comic book that inspired it,’ shared the official synopsis.

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Which is your favorite Tom Hanks movie?

Sleepless In Seattle 2 votes You’ve Got Mail 1 votes Saving Private Ryan 1 votes Big 0 votes Forrest Gump 2 votes Cast Away 0 votes

There are plenty of his own life lessons in the novel.

‘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 shared with the site.

‘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,’ explained Hanks.

‘Going back to 1947 makes sense, as would have starting in, say, 1559. Human yearning has proven to be timeless.

‘No one knows how a movie is made — though everyone thinks they do,’ he added. ‘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.’

A sweet one: He also played Mr Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood in 2019

A sweet one: He also played Mr Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood in 2019

New one: Hanks stars as Geppetto with an animated Pinocchio;  the film was released this month

New one: Hanks stars as Geppetto with an animated Pinocchio; the film was released this month

The read: The book is titled The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece, and will be out on May 9, 2023

The read: The book is titled The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece, and will be out on May 9, 2023

The star is an ‘extremely difficult’ male actor. There is also a ‘wonderful’ leading lady actress.

And of course an ‘eccentric’ director.

The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece spans several decades.

So it also takes a look at how the American culture has changed. He goes back to World War II. One section zeroes in on 1947 and a soldier dad who inspired his five year old son.

In the 1970s the kid writes a comic book. And in the present day the man tried to turn his comic book into a big-budget superhero movie.

He has a beauty at home: With his stunning actress wife Rita Wilson in 2020

He has a beauty at home: With his stunning actress wife Rita Wilson in 2020

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