Tom Hanks indifferent to Oscar speculation for Sully

  • PTI, London
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2016 10:57 IST
Tom Hanks in a still from his latest release, Sully. (YouTube)

Speculation is rife that Tom Hanks may be set for his first Oscar win in over 20 years for his performance in Sully, but the actor, who has won Oscar twice previously, is ignoring it.

The 60-year-old star won the Best Actor Academy Award two years in a row in 1994 and 1995 for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump, but has since experienced an Oscar drought and has not been nominated since 2001 for Cast Away.

Early reviews for his new film Sully have sparked Oscars buzz, but Hanks is keeping level-headed on the matter, reported Contactmusic.

“That’s somebody else’s responsibility, I don’t have to do anything like that. I’ll go anywhere they invite me, man. I’ll take that. But oh man, it’s September. Cut us some slack will you,” Hanks said.

Sully follows the true story of heroic pilot Chesley Sully Sullenberger, played by Hanks, who saved the lives of all the 155 passengers and crew on board US Airways Flight 1549 by landing his stricken plane on New York’s Hudson River in 2009.

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