Tom Hanks spoke to podcaster Conor Ratliff about an incident when the actor fired him from the 2001 miniseries. Brothers band due to his ‘Dead Eyes’.
the Finch the actor apologized for his performance; however, he was unable to recall the incident and said that he “takes full responsibility for his action.”
The Oscar winner had a chat with the The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel actor in the latest episode of his podcast Dead eyes where he admitted it was the ‘director’s act’.
The 65-year-old actor stated, “This was definitely the director’s act, and that was me.”
Hanks went on to say, “There was something stuck in a craw or one of those very, very subtle decisions that point the story in the direction you want it to go.”
“In the inner sanctum of whatever this Band of Brothers casting session was…I’m sure I said, ‘I don’t know, that guy has dead eyes,'” Hanks added.
“I could have said, ‘Your hair is too blond; he’s too tall and I can’t have the deputy taller than Captain Winters. He could have said, ‘He’s too short and skinny’… he could have said any of these things, and they would have been true and they would have been opinion,” the actor claimed.
Ratliff confessed that even though he has now made a name for himself in the industry, it was a big deal for him back then, which is why he titled his show Dead Eyes.
Hanks admitted he was ‘horrified’ after hearing about the incident from his children, adding: “It actually gave me goosebumps. My heart rate went through the roof and I was like, ‘I did… I did what? I did what?’ ”