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Hanks has no interest in playing a bad guy

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Tom Hanks has never played a bad guy in a movie, and has revealed that he never plans to because that kind of role just doesn't interest him.

The Captain Phillips star told Total Film, "Look, playing bad, I am not interested, ever. I don't want to see bad guys who are just bad, you know? Why are they bad?

"There are evil villains out there like, I don't know, Iago, that are intriguing to play. But bad guys do not look bad – they look like you or me. You could have a knife in your shoe, you know?"

Hanks is known for his good guy image and said that lying doesn't come easily to him, "There's no substitute for absolute, complete honesty. There are people out there that lie very easily. I refuse to accept that. If you like to me, you're going to be in big trouble."

Hanks can currently be seen on the big screen in Captain Phillips and Saving Mr Banks.

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