Tom Hanks is an Academy Award-winning actor known for his roles in such films as “Forrest Gump,” “Philadelphia,” and “Castaway.” His latest project, “A Man Called Otto,” is now playing in select theaters and will be released everywhere this Friday. In a recent interview, Hanks discussed his experience working with his son on the film and touched upon his early acting days and how home video has impacted his career.
Working With His Son
Hanks shares that working with his son on “A Man Called Otto” was a great experience. He noted that despite only having two children, he’s already learned a new language and can easily learn to drive – pointing out that there are plenty of complete idiots who have managed it.
Early Acting Days
The actor reminisced about the VHS era when movies had to land on specific channels, often edited for commercials. He also recalled watching “The Maltese Falcon” which was just 47 minutes long due to entire storylines being cut out.
Impact of Home Video
Hanks expressed gratitude to home video for familiarizing audiences with his work; noting how easy it was to watch certain films 15, 20 or even 30 times. This increased comfort level helped launch him into stardom and he believes it’s what made him successful today.
Tom Hanks is thrilled about the release of “A Man Called Otto” and is grateful for the impact home video has had on his career thus far. In addition to discussing the film, he joked about winning the Powerball lottery and shared enthusiasm for The Strokes music group during the interview session.