Tom Hanks Reveals The Most Underrated Movie From His Career Which "No One Ever Talks About"
Tom Hanks thinks 2002's Road to Perdition is ready to be discovered by a new generation of moviegoers.
Tom Hanks thinks Road to Perdition was an “incredibly important” part of his career, but no one seems to talk about it.
Speaking on Cinema Blend's ReelBlend podcast, Hanks, 66, said the Sam Mendes-directed 2002 crime drama — in which he starred as hitman Michael Sullivan during the Great Depression — is often overlooked by fans.
“You just gave me chills, because I got news for ya, for one reason or another, no one references Road to Perdition," said the two-time Oscar-winning actor.
"And that was an incredibly important movie for me to go through. It was shot by Conrad Hall, and you have me in it, ‘Don mustache’ with a hat on it, but you also have two guys who turned out to be two of the biggest motion picture presences in the history of the industry with Jude Law and [Daniel] Craig. And I killed both of them.”
The movie, which won an Oscar for Best Cinematography, also starred Paul Newman in his final performance before his death in 2008, and a 16-year-old Tyler Hoechlin, who would go on to play the Man of Steel in Superman & Lois.
However, the Cast Away star went on to predict that Road to Perdition may go on to become an “obscure” part of cinema history that fans will one day be glad to “revisit” in decades to come.
He added: “People always say, ‘What movies will they be talking about years from now?’ As a guy who watches Turner Classic Movies a lot, the more obscure and unknown a movie from the 1940s or 1950s the better, because I have no preconceived notions about it, I don’t know anything about it, and when you watch those movies and it’s crackerjack and it’s incredibly moving and all I can think of is ‘I’m so glad this movie lasts forever, so I got a chance to revisit it now.
"That might be the case with Road to Perdition.”
Hanks' latest, A Man Called Otto, opened in the US last week and will be in Singapore cinemas on March 23. Road to Perdition is now streaming on Disney+.
— BANG SHOWBIZ
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