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Tom Hanks reckons he’s only made 4 “good enough” films in his 40-year career

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Making movies “consists of so many moments of joy and an equal number of feelings of self-loathing,” the Oscar-winning actor said in an interview with People magazine.

And by the Oscar-winning actor’s own estimation, in his 40-year career he’s only made four “good enough” movies.

With classic films from different genres over the decades, Tom Hanks is one of Hollywood’s most trusted actors.

“No one knows how a movie is made – although everyone thinks so”he told People in an interview published on Tuesday. “I’ve done a ton of movies (and four of them are pretty good I think) and I’m always amazed at how the movies come together. From the flicker of an idea to the flicker of an image to the screen, the whole process is a miracle.”

The actor snuck in the revelation when discussing the upcoming release of his debut novel, ‘The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece,’ which chronicles the production of a “star-studded, multimillion-dollar superhero action movie. ” and the comics that inspired him.

“Filmmaking is very hard work over a very long period of time that consists of so many moments of joy counteracted by an equal number of feelings of disgust”he added. “It’s the greatest job in the world and the most confusing job I know.”

Although Hanks didn’t specify which of his movies he considered a cut above the rest, the actor did reveal some of his favorites over the years.

In 2021, the actor had already revealed that the baseball comedy “A League of Their Own”, filmed in 1992 and the drama film “Cast Away”, had a special place in his heart.

The actor is also very proud to have played in “Forrest Gump”, which earned him his second Oscar in the category of best actor. Speaking to The New York Times Magazine, he had expressed his frustration that this film was not among the greatest films of all time.