This great man is famous for the roles in innumerous films, like “Splash”, “The Green Mile”, “The Da Vinci Code” and many others. They all demanded changes: not only the personality as the main feature to be shown, but also weight.
Let us see what the initial situation was like.
The first change found him in 1992, when presenting the role of retired basketball player, now a coach in the movie “A League of Their Own”. For this film he had to put 30 pounds in shape, which is equal to 13,5 kilos.
The next year was unpredictable and difficult in many senses, as Tom was offered a role in “Philadelphia”, for which he should have dropped 26 pounds (11,7 kilos). The actor agreed and got the reward – the Oscar was given to him as the best recognition both from public and critics.
While coming back to normal way of life in mid-1990, he put on some kilos, but the mass was not critical, nor he felt overweight. But he gave up the idea of training and allowed oneself to eat some cheeseburgers. His health was likely to be alright. But the calm rhythm was not for him.
What happened next?
The year 2000 provided Tom with a film “Cast Away”, which got immediate success after being released. He lost 50 pounds (22,5 kilos) for the role and probably was likely to keep going, as if the filming was stopped and he have to be back to usual life.
The plot of the film is settled on the desert island, where lots of treasures are waiting.
The role and all strict measures, which were taken to achieve the goal, were highly appreciated by public as well as by critics – the actor received Golden Globe Award.
The other famous event in life was circled around the film “Dallas Buyers Club”, which was introduced to public in 2013.
The preparation started long before. Tom was trying hard to lose 50 pounds for movie making, when the initial weight was 185 pounds (83,2 kilos) and the first reached point was already 145 (62,2 kilos), but he kept going and surprised the fans with 135 pounds (60 kilos).
The dropping off process was made together with another famous movie presenter Matthew McConaughey. The two were working out and sit on a diet, as the real women, who are eager to see the desired number on scales.
Both soon after release commented that this process was not as difficult as one may imagine. The heavier would be to get to the initial point back.
Nowadays Tom Hanks is having a lot of problems, connected with the role changes and the weight, which was correlated with them. The most significant among them are 2 types of diabetics he is currently struggling with. To protect oneself somehow he consults a nutrition specialist.
The upcoming movie is “Captain Phillips”, which is dedicated to the problem of Somali pirates, the one which had arisen in 2009. The world premiere occurred in UK.
Hopefully, now his weight is in norm, like back to the initial point he always was, without any concerns to health, and especially knees, which pain the actor quite often.
Also in one of the interviews to the Dailymail he mentioned that from this time – forever he won’t take part in projects, which include the weight changes. It is forbidden for him by specialists.
Wouldn’t one think after such diagnoses put that the career was practically foolish, that the roles don’t worth the price, which is now paid for them? Hope Tom Hanks didn’t.
To sum up, it may be mentioned that probably the most significant power in life is your beliefs: the courage and the inspiration. If it is honest, you will defeat any problem.
Tom Hanks looks great in the movie A Hologram for the King (2016)