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Tom Hanks Claims He's Only Made Four "Pretty Good" Movies

The two-time Oscar winner has made over 90 movies in his four-decade-plus career... and only four of them are "pretty good"? 


Tom Hanks Claims He's Only Made Four "Pretty Good" Movies

Out of the all the movies he's made in a career spanning more than decades, Tom Hanks thinks he's only made four "pretty good" movies.

Hanks, 66, told People: "No one knows how a movie is made — though everyone thinks they do.

"I've made a ton of movies (and four of them are pretty good, I think) and I'm still amazed at how films come together.

"From a flicker of an idea to the flickering image onscreen, the whole process is a miracle."

Hanks — whose credits include Forrest Gump, Philadelphia, Toy Story, Sleepless in Seattle and Green Mile — didn't reveal which projects he holds in higher regard than the rest. 

The two-time Oscar winner will be releasing his first novel The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece in May 2023. Per the synopsis, the book is about the making of a “colossal, star-studded, multimillion-dollar superhero action film and the humble comic book that inspired it.”

The story spans several decades and showcases how American culture has changed since World War II. One portion is set in 1947, about a soldier returning home from war who leaves a lasting impression on his talented five-year-old nephew. That boy grows up to draw comic books in 1970, making his uncle into one of his characters.

Then, in the present day, a director decides to adapt that comic book into a big-budget superhero movie. The book's characters include an "extremely difficult" male actor and a "wonderful" leading lady actress, plus an "eccentric" director, producer, production assistant and more quirky crew members.

On the epic tale, Hanks said, "The source for a movie can go back as many years as are in history. A story turns on a single moment in the life of someone, then all the anecdotes of the current day magnify that moment.

"Going back to 1947 makes sense, as would have starting in, say, 1559. Human yearning has proven to be timeless."

Hanks admitted while he finds his filmmaking job "very hard", it's also the "greatest job in the world".

He added: "Movie-making is very hard work over a very long period of time that consists of so many moments of joy slapped up against an equal number of feelings of self-loathing.

"It is the greatest job in the world and the most confounding of labours that I know of.

"I hope the book captures as much of 'the accidental judgements and casual slaughter' that go into a motion pictures dictum to hold 'a mirror up to nature' that I have witnessed (and caused) since I joined the Screen Actors Guild." 

Hank's latest movie, Pinocchio, is now streaming on Disney+.— BANG SHOWBIZ

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