Tom Hanks, soon in our cinemas in Not So Close, said that there is a film in his career that passes over in silence in every single interview. The actor especially loves it and is glad he did.
Tom Hanks is known for a number of fabulous roles, and whenever he is interviewed about his career, he is asked about Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Big, Philadelphia, Cast Away. Among the many characters of him, there is one who is never named, and the actor noticed this silence and wanted to talk about it during an interview, revealing that the unfortunate is the gangster Michael Sullivan Of He was my father.
He was my father was directed in 2002 by Sam Mendesin his second feature film after his dazzling debut American Beautyand for Tom Hanks it came later You’ve Got Mail, The green mile e Cast Away. The film, which had in the cast Paul Newman e Jude Lawas well as a stranger Daniel Craig, had great critical acclaim in the United States, but was soon forgotten here. It was a dark, dramatic noir set in the Prohibition era and focused on the relationship between Sullivan and his son fleeing from enemies.
He was my father: why he is ignored and why Tom Hanks loves him
It makes us think that the lack of attention of journalists and also of cinema enthusiasts in general towards Mike Sullivan Of He was my father have to do with the age-old question of Tom Hanks and the bad guys. The actor has always stated that he does not feel comfortable with the villainand many think he’s right, because for most people Tom is the embodiment or ofveryman American who becomes a hero, or a captain who believes in his missions and proves magnanimous towards his subordinates, or even the lover in a series of sentimental comedies.
We like it a lot He was my father just why Tom Hanks he never smiles and does justice to an introverted and taciturn bandit. Also Hanks he is fond of the gangster movie and still considers it one of the most important films of his career:
For one reason or another, no one asks me about Road to Perdition, which was an incredibly important film to me. The photograph was by Conrad Hall, understand? There’s Paul Newman and there’s me, the Master of the Mustache with a hat on, but there’s also two guys who went on to become two of the most important film actors in the history of our industry: Jude Law and Danny Craig. And I kill them both (…) People always ask: “Which films will be talked about in the coming years?”. As someone who often goes to the Turner Classic Movies TV channel, I find that the best films are those from the 1940s and 1940s. 50, better if little famous or unknown, because that way I have no preconceptions. I don’t know anything about them, and when I look at them, it’s wonderful, they move me so much, and the only thing I think is: I’m really happy that this film exists and it will exist forever, because it gave me the opportunity to see it now.Perhaps the same thing can happen to Was my father.
He was my father marked the last appearance of Paul Newman, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance. The golden statuette came for the best cinematography. Maybe it won’t be as nice as Save Private Ryan o Philadelphiabut it is an excellent film, certainly to be recovered, also to make people happy Tom Hankswhich we saw last year in Elvis and that we wait to admire in Not That Closewhich will be released on February 16th. Here is the trailer:
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