Tom Hanks may be one of the world’s best actors today, but he certainly wouldn’t like to be one of the world’s presidents. That is a vocation he wouldn’t like to add to his CV. However, he has suggested someone who can help to run the United States of America…
Tom Hanks says Oprah Winfrey has what it takes to run for President against Donald Trump in 2020. This comes with a warning though, saying he considers the Presidency “one of the crappiest jobs you could possibly have in the world”, in an exclusive interview with Yahoo Movies UK today.
“Oprah, I think, wakes up in the morning and wonders how to make the world a better place,” Hanks explains to Yahoo Movies while promoting his new film The Post.
“There’s nothing wrong with the President of the United States having that be their ethos.”
“Anybody can become President of the United States. And in that case, well, Oprah could as well. The reason for wanting to do it? Anybody who runs for President give up an awful lot of their life, and I think it’s one of the crappiest jobs you could possibly have in the world, unless you are hellbent on bringing along some degree of change that you think is right.”
Tom Hanks can next be seen on the big screen starring in the movie, THE POST alongside Meryl Streep.

In June 1971 The New York Times, the Washington Post and the nation’s major newspapers took a brave stand for freedom of speech and reported on the Pentagon Papers, the massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned four decades and four US Presidents.

At the time, the Post’s Katherine Graham (Streep) was still finding her footing as the country’s first female newspaper publisher, and Ben Bradlee (Hanks), the paper’s volatile, driven editor, was trying to enhance the stature of the struggling, local paper.

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Together, the two formed an unlikely team, as they were forced to come together and make the bold decision to support The New York Times and fight the Nixon Administration’s unprecedented attempt to restrict the first amendment.

The screenplay for THE POST comes from Josh Singer, who received the Academy Award for SPOTLIGHT, and music will be written by Spielberg’s long-time collaborator John Williams. THE POST also stars Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys and Alison Brie.

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THE POST will be released in UK Cinemas on January 19, 2018.

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