Headline, June 22 2022/ HONOURS : ''' '' TOM HANKS TOK '' '''

HONOURS : ''' '' TOM

HANKS TOK '' '''

HOW THE WORLD STUDENTS SOCIETY FARES IN ETERNITY - will depend to a very high degree on the support, sacrifices, selflessness and leadership provided by the students of this great nation called America.

THE WORLD STUDENTS SOCIETY RISES TO GIVE ACTOR TOM HANKS A STANDING OVATION and to thank him most profoundly for his ever growing values, virtues and his brilliant performance art.

The world knows the genius and greatness of Tom Hanks not only through his performances, but also for what he has preached, said, and stood up for all his illuminating life. '' Thank You! ''

THERE ARE SOME ARTISTS - AND TOM HANKS IS ONE, who go beyond mere popularity and instead come to embody some part of the shared American story.

Ever since the actor broke out of a string of roles as goofy, lovelorn leading man via the complicated innocence of his work in ''Big'' [1988], Hanks has gradually become an avatar of American goodness.

Over the course of his long career, he has found clever ways to convey a fundamental and aspirational decency. He has played a honorable men on society's then-margins [ the discriminated-against gay lawyer of ''Philadelphia'' ] and at the center of our history [''Forest Gump''; Apollo 13'']

At other times, he has found ways to imbue with can-do-optimism characters who are caught in the middle of seemingly unbearable situations, whether they're alone ["Cast Away''] or surrounded by enemies [''Saving Private Ryan''].

Such is the malleability of his gift that he has created trustworthy portraits of real-life characters [ the heroic airline and cargo-ship captains of, respectively, ''Sully'' and ''Captain Phillips'' ] cartoons [ Woody the cowboy from the ''Toy Story'' films] and real-life characters who easily could come off like cartoons [ as Ford Rogers '' A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood ''].

Is it telling, then, that this of declining trust in our institutions and one another, Tom Hanks is now playing a bad guy? One with a hand in the downfall of another American icon and myth maker?

But in true Hanksian fashion he finds something unexpectedly hopeful even in this character. ''I'm not interested in malevolence; I'm interested in motivation,'' Hanks says about his role as the shadowy talent manager, Col. Tom Parker, in the director Baz Luhrmann's biopic ''Elvis.''

''All you can say is that he's wrong,'' he adds, ''not evil.'' There's a useful lesson there. With Hanks, there often is.

.- So my question is whether the stories you want to tell about America need to have a redemptive element in order for you to tell them. Because your American-history projects almost always offer some redeeming idea about the country's values and its people's character.

But are there certain kinds of American stories which maybe don't offer anything redemptive, that you wouldn't be comfortable telling?

You have to take into account the economics of what I do for a living. We come along and we would like $250 million, in the case of ''Masters of the Air,'' to do a 10-part miniseries. About what? Americans becoming Nazis.

That's pretty commercial to me. But how are we going to do that? One of the things we're going to do is to show the cost of what it took in order to do that. It was brutal. The Eighth Air Force suffered half of the U.S. Air Forces casualties.

It's not just, Yay, we bombed the Nazis. It's We bombed the Nazis and the pressure of doing that [expletive] up so many Americans. Then, we can't go back and just show white people saving the world, because the Black airmen who got shotdown were in these stalags, too.

So you're going to see Black people.You're going to see these young kids who are just like their white counterparts, the same exact kind of prisoners of war, knowing that when they get home, the land they come from is institutionally racist.

So to answer your question, this stuff costs money, and it has to make money. That means we have to sneak up on the trickier stuff.

.- I have one last question : When I ask for a memory from your career, what's the first thing that comes to mind?

OK, we're shooting the park-bench scenes of ''Forrest Gump.'' It's summertime in Savannah, Ga. We had shot 27 straight days. It was brutal. We were sitting there, and I got this haircut, we're trying to make sense of this dialogue, and I had to say, ''Bob, man, I don't think anybody's going to care.''

And Bob said : ''It's a minefield, Tom. You never know what's good. Are you going to make it through safe? Or are you gonna step on a Bouncing Betty that's going to blow your balls off?''

There's never any guarantee. I'll be 66 in July, and I've been acting for a pay check since I was 20. Forty-six years and I now know what was evident when I was 20 years old is what Spencer Tracy said : ''Learn the lines. Hit the marks. Tell the truth.'' That's all you can do.

The Great Honour and Serving of the Latest Global Operational Research on Tom Hanks and All Master Actors, continues. The World Students Society thanks author David Marchese.

With most respectful dedication to Actor Tom Hanks, Hollywood, and then Mankind, Students, Professors and Teachers of the world. See Ya all prepare and register for Great Global Elections on The World Students Society - for every subject in the world : wssciw.blogspot.com and Twitter - !E-WOW! -The Ecosystem 2011 :

Good Night and God Bless

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