Tom Hanks says 'no one' talks about one of his most 'important' movies

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Tom Hanks will undoubtedly go down as one of the greatest actors of all time, having starred in a litany of classic films.

From Forrest Gump to Philadelphia to Sleepless In Seattle to Saving Private Ryan - as well as other seminal hits such as Big and The Burbs - Hanks is undoubtedly one of the most important actors of the last 50 years.

Of course, with a resumé as iconic as this comes great praise, something that the two-time Oscar winner is surely used to receiving in abundance.

However, according to the Captain Phillips star, he apparently doesn't think he receives enough of it for one of his most "incredibly important" flicks.

During an appearance on the ReelBlend podcast, Hanks wanted to shine the light on one of his lesser-appreciated movies, and he evidently had a lot to say about it.

GettyImages-632013890.jpgTom Hanks wants one of his movies to get more attention. Credit: Christopher Polk / Getty

"For one reason or another, no one references Road to Perdition, and that was an incredibly important movie for me to go through," Hanks noted via The Independent.

The 2002 gangster flick that also stars Paul Newman, Daniel Craig, and Jude Law, and follows the story of Hanks' character after his son witnesses a murder that sets him on the path to redemption. Check out the trailer below:


"It was shot by Conrad Hall, and you have me in it, 'Don Moustache' with a hat on it, but you also have two guys who turned out to be two of the biggest motion picture presences in the history of the industry with Jude Law and [Daniel] Craig. And I killed both of them…", he stated.

"People always say, 'What movies will they be talking about years from now?' As a guy who watches Turner Classic Movies a lot, the more obscure and unknown a movie from the 1940s or 1950s the better, because I have no preconceived notions about it; I don't know anything about it," Hanks continued.

"When you watch those movies and it's crackerjack and it's incredibly moving, all I can think of is, 'I'm so glad this movie lasts forever, so I got a chance to revisit it now.' That might be the case with Road to Perdition."


Aside from his acting, Hanks has dominated recent headlines with his discussion on nepotism, having addressed comments surrounding his influence in securing his son an acting role in one of his latest movies.

"The shoe industry is a family business. The car industry is a family business. I think my kids are all like Renaissance artists, you know? [They] are good at whatever they choose to be. But the question here is, can you make it stick?" he stated via The Daily Mail.

"You've got to have a passion, you've got to have a drive. And yeah, our household has existed in the company town that is Los Angeles. Success is a combination of talent, perseverance, drive, and no small amount of luck."

GettyImages-168581086.jpgTom Hanks and Paul Newman in Road To Perdition. Credit: 20th Century Fox/Getty

In fairness, Chet Hanks' appearance on Ziwe is one of the most artistically important happenings of the 21st century.

Featured Image Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty

Tom Hanks says 'no one' talks about one of his most 'important' movies

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By VT

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Tom Hanks will undoubtedly go down as one of the greatest actors of all time, having starred in a litany of classic films.

From Forrest Gump to Philadelphia to Sleepless In Seattle to Saving Private Ryan - as well as other seminal hits such as Big and The Burbs - Hanks is undoubtedly one of the most important actors of the last 50 years.

Of course, with a resumé as iconic as this comes great praise, something that the two-time Oscar winner is surely used to receiving in abundance.

However, according to the Captain Phillips star, he apparently doesn't think he receives enough of it for one of his most "incredibly important" flicks.

During an appearance on the ReelBlend podcast, Hanks wanted to shine the light on one of his lesser-appreciated movies, and he evidently had a lot to say about it.

GettyImages-632013890.jpgTom Hanks wants one of his movies to get more attention. Credit: Christopher Polk / Getty

"For one reason or another, no one references Road to Perdition, and that was an incredibly important movie for me to go through," Hanks noted via The Independent.

The 2002 gangster flick that also stars Paul Newman, Daniel Craig, and Jude Law, and follows the story of Hanks' character after his son witnesses a murder that sets him on the path to redemption. Check out the trailer below:


"It was shot by Conrad Hall, and you have me in it, 'Don Moustache' with a hat on it, but you also have two guys who turned out to be two of the biggest motion picture presences in the history of the industry with Jude Law and [Daniel] Craig. And I killed both of them…", he stated.

"People always say, 'What movies will they be talking about years from now?' As a guy who watches Turner Classic Movies a lot, the more obscure and unknown a movie from the 1940s or 1950s the better, because I have no preconceived notions about it; I don't know anything about it," Hanks continued.

"When you watch those movies and it's crackerjack and it's incredibly moving, all I can think of is, 'I'm so glad this movie lasts forever, so I got a chance to revisit it now.' That might be the case with Road to Perdition."


Aside from his acting, Hanks has dominated recent headlines with his discussion on nepotism, having addressed comments surrounding his influence in securing his son an acting role in one of his latest movies.

"The shoe industry is a family business. The car industry is a family business. I think my kids are all like Renaissance artists, you know? [They] are good at whatever they choose to be. But the question here is, can you make it stick?" he stated via The Daily Mail.

"You've got to have a passion, you've got to have a drive. And yeah, our household has existed in the company town that is Los Angeles. Success is a combination of talent, perseverance, drive, and no small amount of luck."

GettyImages-168581086.jpgTom Hanks and Paul Newman in Road To Perdition. Credit: 20th Century Fox/Getty

In fairness, Chet Hanks' appearance on Ziwe is one of the most artistically important happenings of the 21st century.

Featured Image Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty