Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Hanks: I don't watch my old movies

Tom Hanks doesn't watch his movies more than once

Tom Hanks has revealed he never re-watches his own movies.

The Oscar-winner insisted that seeing each of his films once was enough, and that re-visiting them would be "madness".

He told Shortlist: "Oh, I don't watch any of my old movies.

"The one that I might watch with great affection is a little movie I directed, That Thing You Do, which I'm not in that much. I loved doing it so much that when I watch it now it still brings a smile to my face.

"I don't watch my own performances - who does that? That would be madness. I've seen all the movies once, but I don't need to see them again, because they don't change."

However, Tom revealed he often keeps things to remind him of shooting his films.

He said: "It's not usually always a prop. I do have one of the aged Wilsons ( the ball from Cast Away) with the branch stuck out of it, somewhere.

"I mostly keep coffee cups from restaurant scenes. So I have coffee cups from the Waffle Hut we shot The Ladykillers in, and I have one from the Maersk Alexander [from new film Captain Phillips]. I use them every day. I think, 'I got this coffee cup when they made You've Got Mail'."

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