HeyIf 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 famous faces in Hollywood and the star of several hits such as Big, Outcast, Forrest Gump, Philadelphia, Saving Private Ryan as well as Captain Phillips.
However, there is one that, given the current context, hanks couldn’t do what he said.
The actor is currently promoting his new film. Elvisin which he plays the manager of a famous artist who died in 1977.
During an interview with The New York Times, Hanks answered a media question in which he wanted to know if he could play a gay character again.
In the 1993 film Philadelphia, the actor played a young HIV-positive lawyer that got him fired from the law firm where he worked. The film was not only a critical success, but also earned Hanks his first Oscar in 1993 for Best Actor.
“Can a straight man do today what I did in Philadelphia? No, and rightly so,” Hanks said in an interview with The New York Times.
“One of the reasons people weren’t afraid of this film was because I played a gay man. Now we’ve gone beyond that, and I don’t think people will accept the inauthenticity of a straight man playing a gay man.”