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Tom Hanks Says Saying 'No' Led Him To Characters He Wanted To Play

Tom Hanks Says Saying 'No' Led Him To Characters He Wanted To Play

Tom Hanks flashes a smile as he makes his way inside the BBC Broadcasting House on Tuesday (April 26) in London, England.

The evening before, the 59-year-old actor hit the red carpet at the UK premiere of A Hologram For The King alongside co-stars Alexander Black, Sarita Choudhury, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Will Merrick, Christy Meyer and Megan Maczko at BFI Southbank.

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Tom recently opened up about turning down roles earlier in his career.

“At one point in my mid 30s when I was making an awful lot of movies about the goofy headed guy who can’t get laid, I realized then that I had to start saying a very very difficult word to people, which was no,” Tom expressed (via Business Insider). “The odd lesson for that is I figured out that’s how you end up making the favorable work you do. Saying yes, then you just work. But saying no means you made the choice of the type of story you wanted to tell and the type of character you want to play.”

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