Tom Hanks has no care in the world for money. The former The Green Mile star reveals that big pay checks don’t get him going, he goes on to say that he is just happy making small ones, when his career first started. The star however does receive multi million dollar offers for his movies, but admits he is happy all the same if he was offered a small amount of money.
”My attitude to money? On a 1980 TV series called ‘Bosom Buddies’ I made $5,000 (£3,000) a week. If I had made that kind of money for the rest of my life I would have been happy, honestly. But I have been getting ludicrous sums of money for quite some time.
”The best part is not owing money to anyone. Money, though, has never been my driving force. You can live in the biggest and best house in the world but it can be s***t if you are unhappy.”
The now fifty seven year old had earned much fame with such movies as Forrest Gump, and he also said if one of his movies doesn’t’t make it, that’s okay because it keeps him grounded.
He added to The Sun newspaper:
”I have been lucky in my career simply because I made bad decisions, and learned good lessons, out of the public eye. I made the 1984 film ‘Splash’ and that was successful. Then I was in movies which flopped. No one was paying me any attention. But had it all happened for me overnight, I would have suffered problems. When fame finally came, I was as ready as you can ever be.
”I will always be known as Forrest Gump to some, but so what?”2