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    Tom Hanks Argues Against Nepotism By Calling Movies His ‘Family Business’

    Tom Hanks is easily one of the most recognizable actors on this planet. His films have minted more than $9.96 billion globally, making him one of the most bankable stars of all time. He is also the recipient of two Oscars, and seven Primetime Emmy Awards among others.

    Lately, the debate over nepotism in Hollywood has been going on. Hank, whose children are also active in the entertainment industry, talked about it. In a recent interview, the ‘Forrest Gump‘ actor talked in defense of nepotism. Let’s find out what exactly he said.

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    Tom Hanks On Nepotism

    Tom Hanks
    Tom Hanks

    Hanks is one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. In the ongoing debate over nepotism in the entertainment industry, the actor has expressed his thoughts.

    In an interview with Reuters to talk about his film ‘A Man Called Otto‘, Hanks called it a “family business.” “This is what we’ve been doing forever. It’s what all of our kids grew up in,” he said.

    Hanks added, “If we were a plumbing supply business or if we ran the florist shop down the street, the whole family would be putting in time at some point, even if it was just inventory at the end of the year.”

    With his first wife, Hank has two children, Colin and Elizabeth Hanks. From his second wife Wilson, he has another two – Chet and Truman. They all work in the entertainment industry.

    In case you missed: A Man Called Otto: All You Need To Know 

    Kate Hudson And Jamie Lee Curtis Have Also Addressed This Issue

    Kate Hudson
    Kate Hudson

    Hudson, who has siblings in the Hollywood industry like Wyatt Russell and Oliver Hudson, also talked about nepotism. “I actually think there are other industries where it’s [more common]. Maybe modeling?” she said. “I see it in business way more than I see it in Hollywood.”

    Jamie Lee Curtis, who is the daughter of actors Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, also jumped on the bandwagon. She said that she is always reminded that she is the daughter of movie stars. She said that this debate has been designed to “diminish and denigrate and hurt.”

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