Tom Hanks: Villains are two-dimensional

Tom Hanks has admitted he has no desire to play a villain because he thinks they're always "two-dimensional" characters

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Tom Hanks finds film villains boring.

The 'Big' actor admitted he has no burning desire to play a bad guy because the roles are always simple and the audience never gets to know them.

He explained: "The problem with villains in motion pictures is they are two-dimensional.

"You have a line of sensibility or theme that is not much deeper than, 'Before I kill you, Mr Bond, I'd like to give you a tour of my installation.' I mean, a bad guy? Who am I going to play, Loki?"

However, the 59-year-old star - who has won Oscars for his roles in 'Philadelphia' and 'Forrest Gump' - thinks he would make an amazing villain if he did decide to take such a part.

He said: "And, by the way, I would kill those roles if they wanted me to do it."

And he added his decision to refuse a bad guy role is based on the fact he wouldn't be able to dig deep into the character.

He told The Sunday Times newspaper: "But I would need some other things - I mean, who would I get to play? I don't get to examine anything."

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