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Tom Hanks doesn't care about money

Sep 30, 2013

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Tom Hanks doesn't care about money
(BANG) -Tom Hanks isn't driven by money.

The Oscar-winning actor regularly commands multi-million dollar pay days for his movies, but he insists he would be just as happy making small sums like he did when he was a young upstart in Hollywood.

He explained: ''My attitude to money? On a 1980 TV series called 'Bosom Buddies' I made $5,000 (£3,000) a week. If I had made that kind of money for the rest of my life I would have been happy, honestly. But I have been getting ludicrous sums of money for quite some time.

''The best part is not owing money to anyone. Money, though, has never been my driving force. You can live in the biggest and best house in the world but it can be s***t if you are unhappy.''

The 57-year-old screen legend has earned critical acclaim for movies such as 'Forrest Gump', but he admits that he isn't worried when one of his films flops because it keeps him grounded.

He added to The Sun newspaper: ''I have been lucky in my career simply because I made bad decisions, and learned good lessons, out of the public eye. I made the 1984 film 'Splash' and that was successful. Then I was in movies which flopped. No one was paying me any attention. But had it all happened for me overnight, I would have suffered problems. When fame finally came, I was as ready as you can ever be.

''I will always be known as Forrest Gump to some, but so what?''

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  • Me
    September 30, 2013 at 1:05 pm
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    It's easy not to care about money when you have enough to buy a small country. I hate when wealthy celebs try to make themselves look noble - I find it pretentious and snobby.
  • Chris Hashimoto
    September 30, 2013 at 1:36 pm
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    Concerning Tom Hanks, he is a great actor and I have enjoyed the movies that he has starred in that I was able to attend. He also sounds like a really down to earth person. As far as earning money is concerned, speaking for myself, money can be the root of all evil but unfortunately in our world, it is a very necessary tool and I wish I had had the potential to be able to have earned a more comfortable lifestyle so that I could be of more help to others that are in greater need than I am and to myself now that I am in my senior years.

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