Tom Hanks quits directing films to spend time with family

January 17th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, January 17 (ANI): Hollywood star Tom Hanks has decided not to take the directors seat any further, for he believes that it will mean spending too much time away from his family.

The actor is known for helming 1996 movie That Thing You Do! and 2001 TV mini-series Band of Brothers.

His is also associated with a new film A Wilderness of Monkeys, scheduled for release later this year, as director.

The 51-year-old, however, has decided not to direct any movies after A Wilderness of Monkeys.

He would rather prefer to spend time with his two grown-up children.

“I’d like to direct again, but I can’t. It’d take me away from my kids, and that’d be inexcusable,” Contactmusic quoted him as saying.

Hanks has two grown-up children, Colin, 30, and Elizabeth-Ann, 26, with ex-wife Samantha Lewes, who he divorced in 1987.

He then married Rita Wilson in 1988, and the couple have two sons Chester, 17, and Truman, 12. (ANI)

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