Tom Hanks: I have been in some movies that I hate

"We all have seen movies that we hate. I have been in some movies that I hate," he added
Tom Hanks: I have been in some movies that I hate

Actor Tom Hanks, last seen in Asteroid City, recently revealed that he feels not every film he did was great.

In an interview with The New Yorker, Hanks said, "Let's admit this: We all have seen movies that we hate. I have been in some movies that I hate."

Hanks was speaking on how a film should be judged. Instant reactions are common, he noted, according to Deadline. "Someone is going to say, 'I hated it.' Other people can say, 'I think it's brilliant.' Somewhere in between the two is what the movie actually is," he said.


He also noted that commercial performance is essential to sustain in the industry. Hanks said a great example of that is the holiday classic, It's a Wonderful Life, which grew in popularity after its 1946 release only after frequent television airings. Another example of that is his own 1996 film, That Thing You Do!, which he wrote, directed, and starred in.

"I loved making that movie. I loved writing it, I loved being with it. I love all the people in it. When it came out, it was completely dismissed by the first wave of vox populi. It didn't do great business. It hung around for a while and was viewed as being some sort of odd, kinda quasi-ripoff of nine other different movies and a nice little stroll down memory lane. Now the same exact publications that dismissed it in their initial review called it 'Tom Hanks' cult classic, That Thing You Do!' So now it's a cult classic. What was the difference between those two things? The answer is time," he added.

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