Tom Hanks is known as “America’s sweetheart.” He has played Toy Story’s Woody coma Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks, and a kid turned adult in Big. The actor has made a trail of good-natured characters throughout his career.
When asked for the reason he recently said,
“I recognized in myself a long time ago that I don’t instill fear in anybody. Now, that’s different than being nice, you know? I think I have a cache of mystery. But it’s not one of malevolence. It’s because I never get them, because bad guys, by and large, require some degree of malevolence that I don’t think I can fake.”
According to him, it does not have the malicious talent needed to play as a villain. He also says it’s not about being “nice.”
However, he cannot fake being a character who loves destruction. It clearly shows he doesn’t feel comfortable with the villainous role. Also, it might go against his natural skills of acting.
He has been asked many times how can he not act as a villain if he is an actor? Probably it never suited him. Maybe, he wants to stick to his strengths, although no one can question the great accomplishments of the actor. But there are still some exceptions to this; Tom Hanks has been seen playing dark characters in his times, like the role of an assassin in 2002’s road to perdition and an evil character in the movie Cloud Atlas. He also took on the bad guy role in 2017’s movie The Circle.
Latest work of Hanks
Hank’s latest role is as television personality Fred Rogers in A beautiful in the neighborhood. It received good reviews, and Hank was declared as the children’s TV icon due to his kindness.
Now, the question arises, wouldn’t it be full of suspense to see him trying on the bad side?
Maybe, he could play a villain who’s good reputation is just a bait to trick people from seeing his evil intentions!