Tom Hanks was honoured with the Cecil B. DeMille Award during Sunday’s Golden Globes, but before the big honour he spoke with “Today”‘s Savannah Guthrie about what it means to him.
“There’s an undeniable power that you just have to say, ‘Hey, I did work that was good enough that ended up touching people on a very personal level,’ ” Hanks said about his work.
He added, “Because I think we all remember what we were going through — what our circumstances [were] — was it sort of like what we needed at the time when we saw films that actually made us feel better about who we are.”
Hanks also revealed that the scene he wishes he could relive for the rest of his life is one from “Charlie Wilson’s War” acting opposite the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.
As for some of his most famous lines, Hanks said that the one he hear’s most often is a “Castaway” reference.
The special award celebrates an actor’s “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.”
On top of the award, Hanks was nominated as Best Supporting Actor for his part as Mister Rogers in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”.
He is already a four-time Golden Globes winner and two-time Oscar-winner.