“Cinema has the power to not feel alone, even when you are.”
“Everyone has something that chews on them and, to me, that thing has always been loneliness,” said Hanks.
“As a young man, even if I went to see a play or a film by myself, I did not have the impression to be alone. There was something going on there that brought me there. And I recognized it. During those two hours, I felt like I belonged to something really good. “
“A hero is someone who voluntarily enters the unknown.”
Speaking of Captain Richard Phillips, whom he described in the 2013 film “Captain Phillips”, Hanks explained his mindset on what it means to be a real hero.
“I have passed so many exams about what a hero is … I think that overall, a third of people are bad guys, a third of cowards and a third of heroes. A bad guy and a coward can choose to be a hero, but they have to make that choice, “he said.
“I think it is better to feel good than to look good.”
Hanks has supported a number of different causes throughout his life. According to New York Minute Magazine, her philanthropic work includes serving as a board member and honorary co-chair of the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund.
Hanks is also an active supporter of the Women in the World Foundation and has advocated for more diverse roles for women in the film industry.
Hanks also spoke out for AIDS research and campaigned for veterans issues such as the construction of the Second World War memorial in Washington, DC.
“I think 80% of the population is [made up of] really great, caring people who will help you and tell you the truth. It’s like that.”
However, Hanks continued: “I think 20% of the population are scammers and liars. It’s just a fact … So the truth is, the secret is finding out who the scammers and the liars are.”
“You cannot look at the night sky on planet Earth and not wonder what it feels like to be up there among the stars. And I always look at the moon and I see it as the most romantic place in the world. cosmos.”
Tom Hanks played the role of Jim Lovell in the 1995 drama “Apollo 13”, which was based on a true story. Hanks acted alongside Kevin Bacon and Bill Paxton as three astronauts on a lunar mission which is thrown into turmoil after the explosion of their oxygen tank.
“I try to do what I call the three E’s – educate, entertain and enlighten.”
“If you don’t entertain, nobody will show up. But you also have to educate, because people want to discover specific things about a world different from their own – whether it’s the difficulty of going to the moon or the scary one has to be on Omaha Beach, “Hanks told Oprah.
“A story also has the opportunity to enlighten us, because by linking the extraordinary moments of the film to the ordinary moments of our life, we ask ourselves:” What am I going to do the next time I’m afraid? be like saying goodbye to my family for the last time? Despite the fact that these films are great engines of commerce, the characters remind us that we are part of a greater humanity and that we can really affect the world by the choices we make once we leave the theater. “
“At the end of the day, it must be a good film, it must be a funny film, and it must make people think, ‘Hey, I couldn’t have spent my time better.'”
“If you’re funny, if there’s something that makes you laugh, then everything will be fine everyday,” said Hanks.
“‘Forrest Gump’ was awesome, it was fabulous. It lasted much longer than expected, and brought me a level of attention that no human being on the face of the planet deserves. “
Tom Hanks won the Oscar and the Golden Globe for best actor for “Forrest Gump” in 1995. The film also won the Academy Award this year for the best picture and the best director.
“There is no big mystery about me. What I do is glamorous and there is a lot of white-hot attention. But real work requires the same discipline and passion as any job that you like to do, a very good pipefitter or a very creative artist. “
President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Hanks in 2016 for his work in the field of film and social justice.
“People have said that Tom is the Hollywood Everyman; that he is Jimmy Stewart or Gary Cooper of this generation. But it’s only Tom Hanks. And that’s enough. It’s more than enough,” said Obama about Hanks at the ceremony.
“Again and again, we are looking for that person who is a magic key to us, who makes us feel connected, safe, part of something bigger than us. Without it, the world is not fun.”
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been married since 1988 and have two children together, Chester and Truman. Tom Hanks also has two other children, Colin and Elizabeth Hanks.
“[When I won best actor for ‘Forest Gump,’] I said I have a wife who teaches me what love is every day. Maybe that feeling is wrong, but for me, it’s really true. What sets me apart from the rest is that I verbalize this stuff. Lots of people would run away from what they think is award-winning cheese, and I wouldn’t. I often joke that my speeches are very personal moments that are played out in front of billions of people, “Hanks told Oprah.