Movies: Two For The Road

PAUL NEWMAN and TOM HANKS share the screen for the first time in Road to Perdition. In an exclusive conversation, they talk about acting, fathers and sons, and roles they'd like to forget

In Road to Perdition, Tom Hanks, 45, portrays a 1930s hit man who is the surrogate son of an Irish mob boss, played by Paul Newman, 77. The two Oscar winners sat down in Chicago last week with TIME's JESS CAGLE.

Did you two know each other before the movie?

NEWMAN: I didn't know him at all. Joanne [Woodward, Newman's wife] played his mother in the movie Philadelphia. She said he's devoted to the work. That he is excessively responsible. There was a scene that we played where I was on the set for 19 hours and all the action was...

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