Belfast Telegraph

Friday 25 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'."

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Leo:

A hospital, university or government agency could give you the paperwork you require to move ahead. Establish a friendship with an official who can serve as an advocate for you. Avoid getting entangled with a legal matter. Launching a lawsuit will cause more problems than it is worth. You're better off walking away from a troublemaker who has lots of time to waste in the court system. Cut your losses and focus on making a fresh start. You have the ability to build a secure financial future.More