Does Age Play a Part in Tom Hanks Career?

Tom Hanks has been in the spotlight for decades. For his role as president in the movie Kundan, he was nominated for an Oscar and won. The cast of the movie included Annette Benning, Meryl Streep, John Aston, James Belushi, Frank Capra, Bill Murray, and of course, Hanks. Hanks has since gone on to star in a number of more successful movies, including A Few Good Men, Cast Away, Man With One Red Shoe, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind II. He currently has a net worth of about $80 million.

Tom Hanks

So, how much does Tom Hanks make in a year? On average, it is said that Hanks makes about forty thousand dollars per year. Given this, how does he keep up with his movies? Well, it seems that he gets even more work done in a single day than many of us do in a year! In terms of screen time, Hanks spends between seven and eight hours of screen time in each of his movies. This makes him one of the busiest actors of our times.

 

There are two things that define a great actor, one is longevity, and the other is box office. Tom Hanks certainly fits into the second category. His latest movies, which have all been pretty successful, show no sign of slowing down. His age is only getting bigger, so it would be safe to say that he has yet to peak in terms of his ability to entertain. It is safe to assume that after his next film, There’s Something About Mary, he will be in the top five of best-actor lists.

 

So, why is his age so important? As a character actor, Tom Hanks is given a lot of freedom to act how he wants to act. He can start off with a small role, and then if a role becomes available for him, he goes for it. But, in a sense, this freedom means that Hanks has to age gracefully. Otherwise, there is no point-for-point replacement for him.

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To start with, Tom Hanks has a great talent for convincing people that he doesn’t age. A lot of this is due to his appearance. Hanks looks quite good, at sixty years old. He has a good physique, and a very nice set of hair. Because of this, people believe that he looks exactly the same as he did in his twenties.

 

Another reason that people think Tom Hanks isn’t aging is because of his movies. Some of his older movies are still highly regarded and have high ratings. These movies also reflect his acting skills, which also indicate that he isn’t getting any younger. People who see his earlier movies wonder how he can play such roles now, but he says that it’s all mental.

 

In one movie, he plays a man who is much older than the times we think he should be. At the end of that movie, you feel that he hasn’t aged at all. But, on the other hand, when we watch some of his later movies, we see that he has aged considerably. We know that his acting has improved, but he claims that he feels no age difference. He credits this claim with the fact that people simply don’t care any more about aging.

 

Tom Hanks certainly looks great as well as he should. But, if he continues to act the way he does, he will turn into a phenomenon. His career may well take off in the next decade. He is talented. But he will always be known more for his sparkling screenplays than for his body of work.

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By Alexa Johnson

Alexa johnson works as an author who writes all the articles being published on the site for the Mobile section of Technology.

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