He's done more than 40 films over the last 20 years, he could probably breathe on a script to turn it into gold, and he's been married to the same woman for 17 years (a virtual Hollywood record). Tom Hanks is as A-list as any A-lister can get.
So it's a little ironic that he publicly worries that his days as an A-list actor are numbered.
Hanks stars in the upcoming summer 2006 movie 'The Da Vinci Code,' based on the bestselling book and directed by Ron Howard. The book has more than 25 million copies in print worldwide and has inspired a trend of religious thrillers. The movie will be an undeniable blockbuster, Hanks will probably get a slew of award nominations and ticket sales will go through the roof. Earlier this year, he was voted America's favorite movie star of 2004.
He reportedly said recently, "There are quite a few people no longer getting hired who were big stars as recently as 10 years ago."
"So I've already overstayed my welcome." He also says he's had luck "by the bucketload."
Which got us here at TMZ thinking: Tom, you really have nothing to worry about. Other stars like Tom Cruise, Robert Redfod, Julia Roberts, also have nothing to worry about. You actors could spit and it would probably garner three Golden Globe nods.
But what about others, those Hanks probably refers to? Meg Ryan? Kevin Costner (who's actually trying to make another comeback with his role in Jen Aniston's vehicle, 'Rumor Has It...')? Sly Stallone (who's making another 'Rocky??')