July 7, 2022

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Tom Hanks Admits He Wouldn’t Play His Gay ‘Philadelphia’ Character Today: It’s ‘Inauthentic’

<div class="media_block"><a href="http://spygists.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/tom-hanks-admits-he-wouldnt-play-his-gay-philadelphia-character-today-its-inauthentic.jpg"><img src="http://spygists.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/tom-hanks-admits-he-wouldnt-play-his-gay-philadelphia-character-today-its-inauthentic.jpg" class="media_thumbnail"></a><img src="http://spygists.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/tom-hanks-admits-he-wouldnt-play-his-gay-philadelphia-character-today-its-inauthentic-1.jpg" class="media_thumbnail"><img src="http://spygists.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/tom-hanks-admits-he-wouldnt-play-his-gay-philadelphia-character-today-its-inauthentic-2.jpg" class="media_thumbnail"></div>Almost 30 years after he won the Oscar for 'Philadelphia,' Tom Hanks admitted that he, or any other straight actor, could not portray the openly gay character battling AIDS now.
Tom Hanks View gallery Actor Tom Hanks poses in Los Angeles, Ca., on May 16, 1988. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon) Tom Hanks holds his first Oscar backstage at the 66th Academy Awards ceremony held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, March 21, 1994. Tom Hanks won the Best Actor Oscar for his role as Andrew Beckett in the movie Philadelphia. (AP Photo/NewsBase) Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks poses for a portrait during an interview at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., Sept.18, 1996.(AP Photo/Frank Wiese)
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Tom Hanks, 65, has a unique perspective about his Oscar-winning performance in 1993’s Philadelphia. In an interview with The New York Times Magazine, the acclaimed actor admitted that he couldn’t play the role of Andy Beckett, an openly gay lawyer battling AIDS, today. “And rightly so,” Tom told the publication. “The whole point of ‘Philadelphia’ was don’t be afraid. One of the reasons people weren’t afraid of that movie is that I was playing a gay man. We’re beyond that now, and I don’t think people would accept the inauthenticity of a straight guy playing a gay guy.”

Denzel Washington, Mary Steenburgen, Antonio Banderas, and Jason Robards, was one of the first major Hollywood films to touch on homophobia and AIDS.

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Tom Hanks in ‘Philadelphia’ (Photo: Snap/Shutterstock)

Tom was also asked about 1994’s Forrest Gump which earned him his second Oscar for Best Actor. He described Forrest Gump and Philadelphia as “timely movies,” adding, “at the time, that you might not be able to make now.” He also defended Forrest Gump and said it deserved the Best Picture Oscar over popular movies like Shawshank Redemption and Pulp Fiction.

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