Sunday, June 26

Tom Hanks admits he couldn’t star in the film for which he won an Oscar today

If there is one actor that everyone, or almost everyone, likes, it is Tom Hanks. The 65-year-old American actor is one of the most acclaimed faces in Hollywood and the star of several hits such as Big, Castaway, Forrest Gump, Philadelphia, Saving Private Ryan and Captain Phillips.

However, there is one that, given the current context, Hanks could not do, as he himself has declared.

The actor is currently promoting his new film, Elvis, in which he plays the manager of the renowned artist who died in 1977.

During an interview with The New York Times, Hanks responded to a question from the media in which he wanted to know if he could play a homosexual character again.

In the 1993 film Philadelphia, the actor played a young lawyer with HIV, which was why he was fired from the law firm where he worked. The film was not only a critical success, but also earned Hanks his first Oscar statuette in 1993 for Best Actor.

“Could a straight man do today what I did in Philadelphia? No, and rightly so,” Hanks said in the interview with The New York Times.

“One of the reasons people weren’t afraid of that film was that I was playing a gay man. We’re beyond that now and I don’t think people would accept the inauthenticity of a straight man playing a gay man.”


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