Tom Hanks wishes more fans loved his understated performance in the 2002 film Road to Perdition

Two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks knows he identifies best with films like Forrest Gump, Toy Story, Splash, Saving Private Ryan and Philadelphia, but there’s one film he wishes he could get more love for.

“For one reason or another, no one is referring to Road to Perdition,” the 66-year-old in Cali lamented on CinemaBlend’s ReelBlend Podcast last Friday.

“And that was a very important movie for me.”

Legacy: Two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks knows he identifies best with films like Forrest Gump, Toy Story, Splash, Saving Private Ryan, and Philadelphia, but there’s one movie he wishes he could get more love for.

The 66-year-old in Cali lamented on CinemaBlend's ReelBlend Podcast last Friday:

The 66-year-old in Cali lamented on CinemaBlend’s ReelBlend Podcast last Friday: “For one reason or another, no one is referring to Road to Perdition, and that was a very important movie to me.”

It’s been more than a decade since Tom starred as mob enforcer in 1931 Michael Sullivan in Sam Mendes’ critically acclaimed crime drama, which grossed $183.4 million from an $80 million budget.

“You’ve got me – ‘Don Mustache’ in a hat,” Hanks joked of his facial hair.

But you also have two people who turn out to have some of the largest motion picture presences in the history of the industry with Jude Law and [Daniel] craig. And [my character] kill both [their characters]!

The A Man Called Otto producer star received no nominations for the role, but the late Paul Newman earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for his role as John Rooney, and the late Conrad L. Hall won a posthumous Oscar for Best Cinematography.

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‘You’ve got me – ‘Don Mustache’ with a hat – in it”: It’s been more than a decade since Tom starred as mob enforcer Michael Sullivan in 1931 Michael Sullivan’s critically acclaimed crime drama from Sam Mendes, which went on to garner a massive 183.4. million dollars from an $80 million budget

'You also have a couple of people who turn out to have one of the largest motion picture presences in the history of the industry with Jude Law and [Daniel] Craig (pictured)

'And [my character] kill both [their characters]!  Jude Law in the picture The Road to Hell

‘You also have a couple of people who turn out to have one of the largest motion picture presences in the history of the industry with Jude Law (right) and [Daniel] Craig (left). And [my character] kill both [their characters]!

Understated: The A Man Called Otto star-producer received no nominations for the role, but the late Paul Newman (left) earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for his role as John Rooney and the late Conrad L. Hall won a posthumous Oscar.  Best Cinematography

Understated: The A Man Called Otto star-producer received no nominations for the role, but the late Paul Newman (left) earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for his role as John Rooney and the late Conrad L. Hall won a posthumous Oscar. Best Cinematography

Tom explained:

“It’s all about logic to me and logic,” Tom explained. [my character] Michael Sullivan, I think, is flawless. The logic of everything he does and how he says and how he experiences things and sees them for the first time, that’s high country for me.”

It’s all about logic to me and logic [my character] Tom made it clear that Michael Sullivan is, I think, flawless.

The logic of everything he does and how he says it and how he experiences things and sees them for the first time, that’s high country for me. It doesn’t matter if it’s seen as a quotation-able ‘hit’, it’s in the zeitgeist and that’s the only thing that matters.

It was Steven Spielberg who originally sent Hanks a copy of Max Allan Collins’ 1998 graphic novel while filming Castaway, and he agreed to play the role after reading David Self’s script.

When the Pinocchio star dies — who “watches Turner Classic Movies a lot” — he hopes Road to Perdition will be included in the movie retrospectives of his career.

Hanks continued: It doesn't matter if it's seen as a quote over a quote

Hanks continued: It doesn’t matter if it’s seen as a “hit” quote, it’s in the zeitgeist and that’s the only thing that matters.”

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Classic: When the Pinocchio star dies – who “watches Turner Classic Movies a lot” – hopes Road to Perdition will be included in a movie retrospective of his career

'I would say the road to hell,' said Tom, 'will be one in which I will say,

“I would say the road to hell is going to be one where I will say, ‘Please look at the quiet here,’” said Tom.

watch now!  DreamWorks Pictures' father-son flick — also starring Tyler Hoechlin, Stanley Tucci, and Jennifer Jason Leigh — is currently streaming on Netflix

watch now! DreamWorks Pictures’ father-son flick — also starring Tyler Hoechlin, Stanley Tucci, and Jennifer Jason Leigh — is currently streaming on Netflix

“If someone else picked out the movies, those would only be the hits, you know, the ones that come out every Christmas,” Tom said.

“ There are a number of things I would say I’d have to go back and delve into the world of what I thought were presences and authenticities that were very, very specific to those specific characters in those specific movies… The Road to Hell would be one of those where I would say, “Please look calm here.”

This father-son flick for DreamWorks Pictures — also starring Tyler Hoechlin, Stanley Tucci, and Jennifer Jason Leigh — is currently streaming on Netflix.

Catchy: Hanks also said he wanted his 1996 debut to be That Thing You Do!

Catchy: Hanks also said he wanted his 1996 debut to be That Thing You Do!

Hanks also said he wanted his film debut to be included in That Thing You Do!

Actor Elvis will next executive produce the nine-episode Apple TV+ series Masters of the Air — starring Austin Butler — about the US Army Air Force’s Eighth Air Force during World War II.

Acting-wise, Tom will also produce and star in Robert Zemeckis’ one-room drama Here as well as Wes Anderson’s 1955 blockbuster Asteroid City, which hits US theaters June 13.

almost!  Actor Elvis will next executive produce the nine-episode Apple TV+ series Masters of the Air — starring Austin Butler (R) — about the U.S. Army Air Force’s Eighth Air Force during World War II.

almost! Actor Elvis will next executive produce the nine-episode Apple TV+ series Masters of the Air — starring Austin Butler (R) — about the U.S. Army Air Force’s Eighth Air Force during World War II.

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