Tom Hanks is shown as the hotel manager, one of his multiple roles in the epic drama "Cloud Atlas."
Updated: November 22, 2012 6:14AM
When he was playing Dermot “Duster” Hoggins, Isaac Sachs, Dr. Henry Goose and even more roles in a three-hour movie, Tom Hanks knew “Cloud Atlas” would be a complex project.
“I loved that it wasn’t going to be simple for audiences,” he says. “Lord, doesn’t that sound beautiful? A film that is original, creative and makes you think. That’s what movies used to be.”
Is this his biggest cinematic risk in a long time?
“I think it’s as risky as ‘Inception,’ ” Hanks says.
“ ‘Inception’ was a complete one-off. You saw it the first time and said, ‘How many movies are in this thing?’ ”
Hanks says he find true joy working with directors Andy and Lana Wachowski .
“I loved it that they were honestly happy to see us each day, and the vibe was like they were letting us play in their rep company.”