Behind the scenes on the Road to Perdition

The article in the August/September 2002 issue of Mystery News begins like this:

It was my mother's fault that I was hired as an extra for the new Tom Hanks movie. After Dreamworks Pictures issued a casting call, my mother told me I should send in my photo like she did. I don't argue with my mother, and I did as I was told. For some reason, they picked me over her. That just goes to show, there's no accounting for taste.

I was cast as a bank clerk in a pivotal scene with Hanks who plays Michael Sullivan, a hitman with a special agenda...

Photo copyright 2002 by Thomas McNulty

Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson entering The Chicago Theater for the premiere of Road to Perdition.


Photo copyright 2002 by Thomas McNulty

Hanks sat only six rows away from my wife and I. My wife, Jan, snapped this photo during the introductions.



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