Tom Hanks Admits Some of His Movies Are Bad
Tom Hanks, a well-known actor, acknowledges that not all of his movies are good. In an interview with The New Yorker, he confesses that he has been a part of films he personally dislikes, and he believes that audiences have disliked some of his movies too.
Certain films in Hanks’ career are considered his worst, according to online rankings. These include “The Man With One Red Shoe” from 1985, “The Bonfire of the Vanities” from 1990, and “The Terminal” from 2004. However, Hanks doesn’t specifically mention which movies he dislikes.
Hanks explains that there are five critical stages that actors go through when deciding to be a part of a film. The first is when they agree to take on the project, sealing their fate. The second is when they watch the finished movie and determine if it turned out the way they expected.
The third stage is the reception the movie receives from critics and audiences, as it can vary greatly. The fourth stage is the commercial success of the film, which is crucial for an actor’s career. The fifth and final stage is how the movie is perceived over time, which can significantly impact its legacy.
Hanks shares an example from his own experience with the film “That Thing You Do!” released in 1996. Initially dismissed by critics and underperforming at the box office, the film eventually gained a cult following and is now considered a classic. Hanks attributes this change to the passage of time.
He highlights that time has played a role in reevaluating the reception of other films as well. Actress Kirsten Dunst has also observed a similar pattern with her early movies, which were initially panned but later gained appreciation.
While time can enhance a film’s reputation, Hanks jokingly suggests that he should avoid revisiting one of his most popular movies, “Forrest Gump,” as it may not have aged well.
Overall, Hanks acknowledges that not all of his movies have been successful or well-received, and he recognizes the importance of time in shaping the perception and legacy of a film.