Tom Hanks Believes There’s Only A Few ‘Good’ Movies He’s Starred In, Talks Forthcoming Film-Inspired Novel

Tom Hanks is notably one of Hollywood’s leading men.

The actor has starred in a number of classic films over the span of his 40-year career. From rom-coms like “You’ve Got Mail” to action flicks like “Saving Private Ryan”, Hanks has delivered iconic performances in a range of different genres.

But, according to the actor himself, there’s only four “pretty good” movies that he’s made over the years.

“No one knows how a movie is made — though everyone thinks they do,” Hanks told People in a recent interview. “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.”

Tom Hanks Is Launching A Trivia Game

The Oscar-winning actor shared his self-critique during a discussion about his forthcoming novel The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece, out May 9, 2023. His debut book documents the production of a “star-studded, multimillion-dollar superhero action film and the humble comic book that inspired it,” as per an official synopsis.

“Every character in the book does something I’ve experienced while making a movie, as well as discovered a philosophy or learned an important lesson,” Hanks told the publication. “Even the foolish moments are some kind of stunt I’ve pulled or mistake I’ve survived.

Tom Hanks Reacts To Tim Allen Not Voicing Buzz In ‘Lightyear’: ‘I Don’t Understand That’

“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,” he continued. “It is the greatest job in the world and the most confounding of labours that I know of.”

Although the actor didn’t reveal which of his films he ranks higher than the rest, he did name a few of his favourites in the past. Hanks also shared which films he deems unworthy of attention, describing them as “hooey.”