Tom Hanks had a ‘lonely’ childhood

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Los Angeles, May 9 (IANS) Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks has revealed that he had a nomadic start in life, living in 10 houses in five years, and he found the experience to be incredibly “lonely”.

However, hearing composer Richard Strauss’s “Also Sprach Zarathustra”, which was used in the classic movie “2001: A Space Odyssey” for the first time turned out to be a turning point in Hanks’s life, reports

The “Captain Phillips” star told BBC Radio 4: “This was the ‘wow’ moment of my life going from a kid trying to figure out what’s interesting in this life to young man yearning to be an artist”.

“I started asking myself: ‘How do I find the vocabulary for what’s rattling around in my head?’ Not long after I started going to the American Conservatory theatre by myself to see plays I had no idea even existed,” he added.

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Hanks also said his first marriage to actress Samantha Lewes, with whom he has two children Colin and Elizabeth, helped to “quell the loneliness” he had previously been experiencing.

“Having a kid at 21 was the greatest thing that ever happened to me because I didn’t smoke pot. I didn’t do drugs, I was not a party boy,” the “Cast Away” star said.

Hanks admitted his second wife, Rita Wilson, convinced him he would never been lonely again following their marriage in 1988.

“I don’t think I’ll ever be lonely any more, that’s how I felt when I met my wife,” he said.



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