Do You Know Why Tom Hanks Always Turns This Role Down?

Throughout Hollywood history, there’s never been a shortage of talent. You have James Dean, Marlon Brando, Idris Elba, and Joaquin Phoenix. We can’t forget to mention the skilled actresses like Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, and Constance Wu. Out of all of them, there stands someone who shines a little differently. Maybe he was the one that taught you life was like a box of chocolates. Whomever he is in your eyes, there’s no denying the force that is Tom Hanks. What makes him so sensational? Well, we know one reason that’s as wholesome as it gets.

Hanks The Wholesome

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George Rose/Getty Images

For some, it’s in their blood to be a kind spirit, as was the case for Tom Hanks, the actor born in Concord, California to a cook and a hospital worker.

Hanks wasn’t born into a family that already had riches; his beginning was more humble than most. He described his teenage self as extremely shy, responsible, and religious. Those three traits should give you a touch of awareness towards how wholesome a young Hanks was before fame.