Hanks Owns Up

It wasn’t always stardom for Tom Hanks. At a four-hour taping this week for the Bravo network’s “Inside the Actors Studio,” which was attended by The PEOPLE Daily, Hanks admitted that he was naive during his early days as a stage actor in New York in the late 1970s. “I had a head shot that was out of focus,” he said. Asked what it was like to work with Jackie Gleason in 1986’s “Nothing in Common,” the double Oscar-winner, 44, responded, “It was like making a movie with the Pope.” Finally, interviewer James Lipton asked Hanks what would have been his least likely career pursuit had he not been an actor. Said Tom: “The law.” The program (edited down to an hour) airs Dec. 12.

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