Tom Hanks says 'Philadelphia' wouldn't get made today with a straight actor in a gay role

Tom Hanks, who won an Oscar for his role as a gay man with AIDS in the film “Philadelphia,” said that if the film were made today, a straight actor wouldn’t be cast in that role, en “rightly so.

Die “Elvisactor reflected on the role in an interview this week with the New York TimesDavid Marchese. The journalist asked Hanks about two of his most famous films — 1993Se “Philadelphia” and 1994’sForrest Gump,” in which he plays a character with undefined intellectual disabilities.
Hanks called both filmstimely movies, op daardie stadium, that you might not be able to make now.
    After Marchese argued that neither film would be made today with Hanks in the same roles, Hanks agreed that a straight actor shouldn’t be cast in the “Philadelphia” role he played nearly 30 jare terug.
      One of the reasons people weren’t afraid of that movie is that I was playing a gay man,” Hanks said. “We’re beyond that now, and I don’t think people would accept the inauthenticity of a straight guy playing a gay guy.
        At the time ofPhiladelphia’s” vrylating, it was the first major Hollywood film to depict the AIDS crisis. The year after it premiered, AIDS would become the leading cause of death for Americans ages 25 aan 44, Volgens die American Psychological Association. Vandag, meer as 1.2 miljoen Amerikaners live with HIV, the virus that can cause AIDS if left untreated.
        It’s not a crime, it’s not boohoo, that someone would say we are going to demand more of a movie in the modern realm of authenticity,” hy het gesê.
            Hanks also went on to defendForrest Gump,” a film he said was written off as asappy nostalgia festafter it won the Oscar for best picture, mentioning themoment of undeniable heartbreaking humanitywhen the character of Lieutenant Dan, a Vietnam War amputee, walks on prosthetic legs.
            I might get weepy thinking about it now,” Hanks said.

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