With two Academy Awards for Best Actor (for philadelphia in 1994 and Forrest Gump in 1995) out of six nominations (Big, Saving Private Ryan, Alone in the World and, for a secondary role, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), Tom Hanks is one of the most important actors in Hollywood. His filmography, 94 lines long, includes titles as memorable as Splash, Turner and Hooch, Joe Against the Volcano, The Bonfire of the Vanities, A League of Their Own, Sleepless in Seattle, Apollo 13, You’ve Got Mail, The Green Line, Catch Me if You Can, The Terminal, Da Vinci Coded (and its sequels), Captain Phillips, Bridge of Spies, Sully, Pentagon Papers, Elvis Where Pinocchio.
A crazy career which, obviously, does not satisfy him. In full promotion of his first novel, The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiecehe made a rather surprising statement: “Nobody knows how a movie is made, although everyone thinks they know. I’ve done a ton of them (and only four of them are good, I think).” We would be curious to know which ones. But one thing is certain: almost everyone in Hollywood would dream of having been able to turn those who do not find favor in their eyes.