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Tom Hanks Reflects On ‘Forrest Gump’ Ahead Of The Film’s 25th Anniversary

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Tom Hanks, aka everyone’s favorite person on the planet, is opening up about one of his most well-known films, Forrest Gump, ahead of its 25-year anniversary.

The 62-year-old actor is currently making the press rounds before Toy Story 4, the final installment in the beloved Disney/Pixar franchise, hits theaters on June 21. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past 20-plus years, Tom Hanks voices the character of Woody in all four Toy Story films. He recently opened up about voicing the iconic animated character in an interview with the New York Times, commenting on how the voice-over process has changed for him since 1995.

“He still yells an awful lot. (Shouting) ‘Guys come on! We have to go! We just can’t leave her there, guys! Come on!'” he said. “There are times when my diaphragm is sore at the end of a four- or five-hour recording session, just because the challenge is to wring out every possible option for every piece of dialogue.”

Sounds like Woody to me!

Anyway, Entertainment Tonight reporter Matt Cohen caught up with Tom on the red carpet of the Los Angeles premiere of the movie and asked him about another one of his famous films, Forrest Gump, which turns a quarter of a century old on July 6.

“Any movie that you’re making requires two things,” Tom quipped. “One, a huge leap of faith in the alliance you’ve made with everyone else who’s making the movie. And also, a trust in the process, somehow.”

See what else Tom had to say in the video interview.

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