Academy Award-Winner Tom Hanks Talks New Movie 'Bridge of Spies'

Hanks plays an insurance lawyer turned diplomatic negotiator in the Cold War thriller.
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Transcript for Academy Award-Winner Tom Hanks Talks New Movie 'Bridge of Spies'
"Good morning America." Reporter: Whos M iost likely to actually commit a crime? This woman over here. I wholeheartedly disagree. Be your defense attorney to save your life? Noe. Reporter: Who I like theirharacter? What! I think Aja. Sorry. Reporter: My class, Carla souz have winhes T trophy. You' to parse out. Reporter: Asked to personally broker a spy swap during the height of the cold war, his client a convicted soviet spy for a captured American u2 pilot. He was extraordinarily great at sitting down and brokering a deal and talking Turkey and let's both win here. I've read that from the secret of other like negotiators is that the only successful negotiation is when both sides win. The Russians want their pan back. We want to you negotiate the swap. Reporter: "Bridge of spies" already garnering early Oscar buzz, the fourth collaboration between Hanks and Steven Spielberg. What he does, he either comes in and tells you exactly where you're going to stand and exactly what you're going to do and then you do that and it ends up being one of the most powerful moments in the motion picture. Next mistake our countries make could be the last one. You're telling me your acting is intuitive. I read something and I know instinctively to do it, that I want to do it and how to process it. Reporter: Not a lot of drama classes or method acting for you. No, actually the opposite. Every role I have taken has been impacted upon by everybody else that I interact with and I've worked with phenomenal actors that I've learned a lot from. Reporter: He's learned the most perhaps from his life partner, Rita Wilson. We've been married for 27 years. Reporter: I know she's had some health challenges. Yeah, she was very open about that, very smart about it. Part of it is because, look, you know, people take our pictures when we walk into restaurants and she's not one to shy away from authenticity and the truth. So truth. "Bridge of spies" in theaters ?

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