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Tom Hanks says he couldn’t play *** role today ‘and rightly so’

The actor has said that neither Philadelphia nor Forrest Gump, for which he won Oscars in the 90s, would be made in a ‘modern realm of authenticity’ Tom Hanks has said that as a straight man he could not now make Philadelphia, in which he played a gay man who is dying of Aids. Speaking to the New York Times magazine to promote the new Elvis Presley biopic, Hanks called both Philadelphia – for which he won an Oscar in 1993 – and Forrest Gump – for which he repeated the trick a year later – as “timely movies, at the time, that you might not be able to make now”. Continue reading...

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