Tom Hanks reconnected with the man he fired nearly two decades ago. Yes, you read that correctly. Connor Ratliff, an actor, and comedian, has finally gotten an interview with the Hollywood star, and it’s jam-packed with spices.
Connor revealed what happened on the season three finale of his podcast Dead Eyes, where Tom was his guest, in an interview with Vanity Fair.
The host discusses his encounter with the Hollywood icon, as well as the aspect that led to his firing in 2000.
Why did Tom Hanks fire the actor?
Connor Ratliff was fired by Tom Hanks because he had “dead eyes.”
It took Connor 22 years to confront Tom about an incident that ruined the career of a promising young star.
In the year 2000, he was getting ready to star in the World War II epic Broederbond when he got a call from his agent’s assistant with the bad news.
Tom opted to cast Connor in the character of Pvt. John Zielinski, based on the director’s decision.
“Hanks felt Ratliff had ‘dead eyes,'” the reason was offered.
Connor admitted that knowing he “had this problem that I really couldn’t tackle” devastated him.
He, on the other hand, did not allow the situation get the best of him. Dead Eyes has become the name of his podcast, which has a total of 30 episodes.
Who’s Connor Ratliff?
Connor is an actor and comedian from the United States who is known for his Dead eyes.
As fellow artists discuss their experiences on the platform, the podcast analyzes rejections in the entertainment industry.
Colin, Tom’s son, made an appearance in episode 27 and discussed his actor father.
Connor has also appeared in shows including Orange is the New Black and The Wonderful Mrs. Maiseland.
Vanity Fair described him as a “improv star with the Regop Burgers Brigade in New York” throughout the years.
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