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The actress considered by Tom Hanks “the number one star”



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One of the best actors of all time, Tom Hanks, knows talent when he sees it. For the actor, this actress “is the number one star”.

He Knows You’re Alone” (1980), by Armand Mastroianni, was the first film that Tom Hanks participated in and began his long and incredible career, full of successes.

Four years later, with “Splash“, O North American actor He never came out of the spotlight again. Over his more than 40-year career, Tom Hanks starred in some of the best films in history – “Forrest Gump” (1994), “Cast Away” (2000), “Waiting for a miracle” (1999), “Saving Private Ryan” (1998), “The terminal” (2004), “Philadelphia” (1994), “Captain Philips” (2013), “Big” (1988), among many others.

He only won two Oscars, in the Best Leading Actor category, with “Forrest Gump” It is “Philadelphia”. However, in total there were six nominations he received throughout his career. Win one Oscar It’s an impressive feat that all actors and actresses want to achieve, but Tom Hanks has an even more remarkable feat, within the reach of very few.

O legendary american actor is the fourth most profitable actor of all time, accumulating almost 10 billion dollars at the box office worldwide. Tom Hanks already has worked with some of the best directors and actors in the story.

However, there is one actress who I would like to have worked with and who I consider “the number one star”.


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Tom Hanks brings Walt Disney to life in “Meeting Mr. Banks” | ©Walt Disney Pictures

In an interview given to Turner Classic Moviesan American television channel about cinema, Tom Hanks revealed the enormous admiration he has for Bette Davis – “the most famous movie star of all movie stars who can be considered movie stars”.

Bette Davis was an icon of the 30s and 40s of the last century, starring in films such as “All About Eve“, “Death on the Nile”, “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” and “Of Human Bondage.” During the interview, Tom Hanks explains why he admires the actress so much – “she had a tough personality and a very unique rhythm. The intimidating power of her eyes and her face is undeniable and impressive and, in fact, intimidating.”

But above all the films he participated in, Tom Hanks chose his performance in “Jezebel” as the best – “Bette Davis’s absolute screen dominance in Jezebel is the epitome of a well-grounded leading role in a film. I don’t think anyone has ever surpassed Bette Davis on Jezebel. She’s beautiful, she’s determined, and we have a preconceived notion of what she wants from each scene before the scene begins. It must have been a supernatural power she had.”


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