Tom Hanks Discusses "Inauthenticity" of Playing a Gay Character in Philadelphia

June 16, 2022

While promoting the Elvis Presley biopic, Tom Hanks discussed his role in the Jonathan Demme’s Philadelphia. Hanks received an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Andrew Beckett, a corporate attorney who conceals his homosexuality and is fired over his AIDS diagnosis. The movie was released in 1993, and the actor told The New York Times Magazine that if the film was being cast today, he would not play the role of Beckett.

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