Tom Hanks

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Tom Hanks discusses his film "Captain Phillips," which portrays the 2009 capture of Richard Phillips by Somali pirates. (6:52)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE).

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS TOM HANKS.

PLEASE WELCOME TOM HANKS!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)HEY, TOM!

GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN, THANKSFOR COMING BACK.

ALWAYS NICE TO HAVE YOU IN THEHOUSE.

>> ALWAYS GOOD TO BE HERE,STEPHEN.

>> Stephen: TOM, BEFORE WE GETSTARTED, LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT

YOUR NEW MOVIE "CAPTAINPHILLIPS."

>> OKAY.

>> YOU HAD A PLAN, CAPTAIN, YOUHAD A PLAN TO TAKE MY SHIP AND

THAT DIDN'T WORK OUT SO YOURBUDDY COULD TAKE ME AND MAKE A

RUN TO SOMALIA?

YOU'VE GOT TO GIVE UP.

YOU'VE GOT TO STOP.

>> I CAN'T STOP!

>> THE NAVY IS NOT GOING TO LETYOU WIN.

THEY CAN'T LET YOU WIN.

THEY WOULD RATHER SINK THIS BOATTHAN LET YOU GET ME BACK TO

SOMALIA.

IT'S OVER!

>> I COME TOO FAR.

I CAN'T GIVE UP.

NO.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)NOW, WHICH ONE WERE YOU IN THAT

SCENE?

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)BECAUSE YOU'RE THAT GOOD.

>> I WAS THE ONE STEERING THELIFEBOAT.

LIKE THIS THROUGHOUT.

>> Stephen: YOU GREW A GOATEEFOR THIS FILM.

>> IS THAT A GOATEE?

IT IS A VAN DYKE?

>> Stephen: IT COULD BE.

>> I'M NOT SURE WHAT IT IS.

>> Stephen: YOU LOOK LIKE YOUREVIL TWIN A LITTLE BIT.

ARE YOU A GOOD GUY OR BAD GUY INTHIS MOVIE?

>> I'LL LEAVE THAT FOR THESROBGS POP LIE TO DECIDE.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

IT'S POSSIBLE YOU'RE A BAD GUYIN THE MOVIE?

>> IS IT A DERIG GOURE THAT IFYOU HAVE A GOATEE YOU HAVE BEEN

CLONED AND YOU ARE A LESSERVERSION OF YOURSELF AND ARE, IN

FACT, THE EVIL SPOT WITH A MOREDEFINED CHIN AND A LITTLE BETTER

JAW MUSCLE?

THAT'S WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOUGROW ONE OF THOSE THINGS.

>> Stephen: IT DOES SOMETHINGTO YOUR MUSCLES?

IT TOOK MUSCLES FOR YOU TO GROWA BEARD?

(LAUGHTER)>> LISTEN, I HAD TO DYE THOSE

HAIRS GRAY FOR SO MANY HOURSTHAT I DON'T EVEN --

(LAUGHTER).

>> Stephen: NOW, THIS MOVIE ISABOUT PIRATES.

>> HIJACKERS, PIRATES, YES.

>> Stephen: WHAT'S THEDIFFERENCE?

>> PIRATES HAVE TRICORNER HATS.

(LAUGHTER)AND MUCH GOOFIER SHIRTS.

>> Stephen: FROM WHAT I'VESEEN IT'S NOT LIKE YOUR JOHNNY

DEPP PIRATE.

>> LITTLE DIFFERENT.

>> Stephen: THESE ARE SOMALIPIRATES.

>> THESE ARE SOMALI ROBBERS.

THESE ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE GOINGTO STEAL THE SHIP SO THEY CAN

GET MONEY, BECOME RICH, GETCHICKS, BUY CARS AND NOT BE

KILLED BY THE WAR LORDS THAT AREESSENTIALLY FORCING THEM TO DO

THIS FOR A LIVING.

>> Stephen: NOW DOES THISMOVIE HAVE A SOCIAL CONSCIENCE,

A LOT OF MOVIES YOU'VE DONE--ESPECIALLY BIG OSCAR WINNERS--

HAVE BEEN TRYING TO CHANGEPEOPLE'S HEARTS AND MINDS.

ANY CHANCES THIS GOING TO CHANGETHE HEARTS AND MINDS OF PEOPLE

IN SHOL YA ABOUT PIRATING?

>> I THINK FOR THE MUSICALNUMBERS.

THROUGH SOME OF THE SONGS ANDDANCES IT MIGHT.

(LAUGHTER).

>> Stephen: REALLY?

♪ HI DIDLLEY DEE >> PAUL GREEN GRASS, "UNITED 93"

THE BOURNE FILMS "BLOODY SUNDAY"HE GOES OFF AND CAPTURED AN

ASPECT OF SOMALIA THAT MIGHT NOTBE THE STANDARD VERSION OF WHAT

WE WOULD LIKE TO ASSUME WOULD BEVERY EASY BAD GUYS TO HATE.

IT'S A WAR-TORN PLACE OFCORRUPTION AND HOPELESSNESS AND

WHAT IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN AYOUNG MAN WITH A GUN AND WITH

NOTHING TO LOSE?

THAT'S MORE OR LESS THE STATUREOF THE FOUR GUYS THAT HIJACKED

THIS SHIP.

>> Stephen: YOU ACTUALLY SHOTTHIS ON --

>> ON FILM.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: ON FILM.

GOOD.

>> YES, WE DID, SIR.

>> Stephen: (LAUGHS)A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE DOING MOVIES

WITH JUST SKETCH ARTISTS.

BUT YOU DID IT ON ONE OF THE BIGPHAERSING SHIPS, RIGHT?

>> OFF OF MALTA IN THEMEDITERRANEAN SEA.

>> LIKE 650 FOOT VESSELS.

>> I THINK IT'S LIKE 533 BUTSTACKED WITH ALL THE CARGO, AND

THEY HAD TO DO THATSPECIFICALLY.

>> Stephen: THESE GUYS JUSTCOME OUT AND ESSENTIALLY LIKE A

BOSTON WHALER.

>> THIS IS INTERESTING BECAUSEIT HAD NEVER HAPPENED PRIOR TO

2009 BECAUSE THE SHIPS ARE --CAN GO FAR, RELATIVELY FAST, AND

HAVE VERY HIGH HULLS ANDPIRATES, HIJACKERS, COULD NOT

GET ON BOARD EXCEPT FOR THESEGUYS WITH THE WENT TO HOME DEPOT

AND BOUGHT A LADDER.

(LAUGHTER).

>> Stephen: REALLY?

THEY HAVE ACHIEVED LADDERTECHNOLOGY IN SOMALIA?

>> THEY HAVE.

THAT'S RIGHT.

>> Stephen: BUT HERE'S WHAT IDON'T UNDERSTAND IS THAT YOU

GUYS -- THE ORIGINAL CAPTAIN,CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, THEY USED

HOSES TO TRY TO -- LIKELITERALLY LIKE FIRE HOSES TO

BLOW THEM OFF.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: THIS IS ANENORMOUS BOAT WITH BILLIONS OF

DOLLARS WORTH OF CARGO.

>> PEANUTS, TENNIS SHOES, B.M.W.

s, T.V.s.

.>> Stephen: THEY CAN'T AFFORDA SINGLE GUN?

THERE ARE NO GUNS ON THE SHIP.

THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED.

THEY WEREN'T ALLOWED AT THE TIMEBY INTERNATIONAL LAW.

YOU CANNOT BRING FIREARMS INTOAN INTERNATIONAL PORT ON A

COMMERCIAL CARGO VESSEL.

>> Stephen: THERE'S NO SECONDAMENDMENT AT SEA.

THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE SAYING.

>> LET ME PUT IT THIS WAY, THEREIS IN SOMALIA WHERE EVERYBODY

HAS A GUN.

>> Stephen: AS THE STAR OF THEMOVIE, HOW LONG DID YOU SPEND

GOING OUT TO SEA ON THIS SHIP?

>> EVERYDAY.

>> Stephen: STPHOUPBG.

>> OH, FROM DAWN TO DUSK.

>> Stephen: HOW MANY DAYS?

(LAUGHTER)IS THERE SOME SECRET HERE YOU

DON'T WANT ME TO SNOW THERE'S ATWO-MONTH GAP IN YOUR LIFE YOU

DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUTON MALTA.

>> I'M GONNA SAY TWO MONTHS, YOUKNOW.

BETTER PART OF TEN WEEKS.

>> Stephen: A GUY LIKE YOU ATTHIS POINT, CAN'T YOU GO TO SOME

BIG GREEN SOUND STAGE AND POINTAT TENNIS BALLS GLUED TO THE

WALL AND SAY "LOOK, PIRATES,THEY'RE COMING!"

>> IN FACT, THERE'S A CD-ROM OFALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED.

YOU ENTER INTO THE CODE AND MYHANDS WILL MOVE ANY WAY YOU WANT

ME TO, MY EYES WITH WELL YOUHAVE WITH TEARS AT THE PUNCH OF

A BUTTON.

>> Stephen: CAN I GET THAT?

(LAUGHTER)I'VE GOT SOME MOVIES I'D LIKE TO

PUT TOM HANKS IN.

WOULD YOU RATHER DO SOMETHINGFICTION OR NONFICTION?

I WAS WATCHING IT WITH SOMEBODYWHO DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS ALE A

REAL STORY.

>> I'D LIKE -- I'VE ALWAYS BEENINTERESTED IN NONFICTION.

I STARTED READING IT VERY YOUNGAND I THOUGHT WHAT REALLY

HAPPENED BY AND LARGE IS MOREINTERESTING THAN ANYTHING YOU

CAN SAY.

EVEN, LIKE, READING LIKE FICTIONBOOKS BUT SET IN NONFICTION

AREAS LIKE "IN COLD BLOOD" ORLEON YOU ARE REUS NOVELS.

>> Stephen: THE DA VINCICODE."

RIPPED RIGHT OUT OF THE DAY'SREALITIES.

YOU TAKE A MAP AROUND, YOU'VEGOT DA VINCI CODE.

THAT'S ALL YOU NEED.

>> Stephen: WHEN YOU GO TOROME DO PEOPLE IN CHURCHES GO

"PLEASE GET OUT"?

(LAUGHTER)WELL, TOM, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

JOINING ME.

TOM HANKS, THE MOVIE IS "CAPTAINPHILLIPS."

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

(CHEERS AND

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