You can always count on Tom Hanks for a fantastic movie.
In his nearly four-decade career in Hollywood, Hanks has officially ranked his favorite top three films that he has starred in.
In an interview on “The Bill Simmons Podcast,” a podcast on Audacy, the Oscar winner shared that his picks were “League of Their Own,” “Cast Away,” and “Cloud Atlas.”
Hanks explained that he thoroughly enjoyed filming “League of Their Own” because everyone just played baseball when the cast filmed in the summer.
“I shagged flies. I ate turkey dogs. I took infield with (co-star) Robin Knight and a ton of other people,” Hanks added. “I played baseball all summer long in Evansville, Indiana, and in Wrigley Field. There was a day of doing that.”
The Hollywood actor revealed that filming was very memorable because his whole family joined him while filming the classic.
“It was a great summer and my entire family still speaks about it,” Hanks said.
The 65-year-old then talked about his experience on the set of “Cast Away.”
“We just had bold adventures when we were making that movie,” he said. “We were out in the middle of the ocean trying to grab shots. And we were off in Fiji on two different occasions and, again, had my whole family with me. There was nothing but adventures every single day.”
For his third choice, Hanks said that filming the 2012 sci-fi movie “Cloud Atlas” was an experience that will stay with him for the rest of his life.
“We shot it on a hope and a dream and nothing but a circle of love in Berlin and Mallorca and Dresden and I want to say, did we go to Dusseldorf? Did we go to Frankfurt?” Hanks noted.
“That was the first time I’d ever shot extensively in Germany and I was surrounded by history,” he said. “But the work itself was we were part of this big, massive ensemble of fantastic people who were just trying to do the hardest, best work on this deep throw.”
Recently, the actor shared that he turned down a space flight offer from Jeff Bezos. However, he had good reason to say no.
While promoting his upcoming film “Finch” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Hanks was asked by Kimmel about the rumors that Jeff Bezos invited him to fly to space.
He confirmed the rumor but claimed he turned down the invite after being asked to pay for his ticket.
“You know, it cost 28 million bucks or something like that, and I’m doing good, Jimmy, I’m doing good. But I ain’t paying 28 [million] bucks,” joked Hanks.
The actor then went on to simulate what it may have been like to take the 12 minute Blue Origin flight to space while in his chair, adding, “I can do that at home.”