Tom Hanks is one of the most beloved actors of all time, and he’d likely agree that a lot of the credit for his work goes to all of the incredible filmmakers he has worked with across his over 40 year career. To name some big hits, he’s worked with Ron Howard, Penny Marshall, Robert Zemeckis, Steven Spielberg, Sam Mendes, the Wachowskis and Clint Eastwood. But it’s his Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail filmmaker, Nora Ephron, that he named when speaking about the director with “the strongest vision of them all”.
When Tom Hanks sat down with CinemaBlend’s own ReelBlend podcast to discuss his latest movie, Elvis, and dive into his legendary career, co-host Jake Hamilton started to name off the impressive list of filmmakers who have “very strong visions,” before Hanks shared some keen thoughts on the late Nora Ephron and how she worked. The actor said this: