Tom Hanks wants to direct again

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 December 2013
Tom Hanks at Captain Phillips press conference

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks hopes to direct again in future but admits he doesn't have a natural aptitude for directing

Tom Hanks has thought about directing a third film.

The Oscar-winning actor has previously directed two movies - 1996's 'That Thing You Do!' and 2011's 'Larry Crowne' - and he admits he would love to get behind the camera to helm another feature film, but doesn't think he has a natural aptitude for directing.

He said: "I am still absolutely fascinated by the [directorial] process. There are things in my head. I am flabbergasted by the process, however.

"As an actor, everything I get to do is instinctive and completely personal. I don't even have to talk to anybody about what's going on in my head. As a director, it's the complete opposite - you to have to tell everybody what you're thinking. I think that my storytelling ability is natural when I'm an actor; when I'm a director, it's an unnatural craft, an unnatural talent I have not fully developed."

The 57-year-old star hopes to be more prepared for his next directorial effort and says he needs to be more confident.

He explained to Total Film magazine: "I have to learn and unfortunately, people who are rattled with ADD [attention deficit disorder], as I am ... the only way to learn is by getting your ass kicked.

"As a director, I don't want to get my ass kicked quite as much anymore. So when the time comes that I actually do feel confident enough and I have done probably six times the work that I have done previously in preparation as a director, I hope to be able to direct again."

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