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Tom Hanks to finally explain why he fired the Band of Brothers actor because he had ‘dead eyes’

Tom Hanks is finally set to explain his reasons for firing actor Connor Ratliff from a role in band of brothers.

Ratfliff claims Hanks fired him from a small role in the 2001 HBO miniseries after saying he had “dead eyes.”

The actor who is currently in The wonderful Mrs. MaiselShe was substituted at the last moment and has been trying to get to the bottom of Hanks’ reasoning ever since.

The story became the source of a podcast titled dead eyesstarring Seth Rogen, Jon Hamm and Hank’s own son, Colin Hanks, among others.

In an unexpected move, Ratfliff has now managed to land the man himself as a guest for the Season 3 finale.

“I was fully prepared that this would never happen, but I’m thrilled that it is,” said Ratliff, who started the podcast in 2019.

“I think for listeners who have been following it will be a very satisfying experience. And for new listeners, it’s a Tom Hanks episode, so what’s not to like?”

He continued, “I’ve been a fan since I heard him yell the line ‘I’m not a fish.’ syringesand doing this podcast just made me a bigger fan even before he agreed to be a guest.”

Tom Hanks will explain why he fired Band of Brothers’ Connor Ratliff

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In the episode, Hanks will discuss the rules of working on set, share unheard stories from his past, and explain exactly why he fired Ratfliff.

Hanks helped create the war drama band of brothers alongside Steven Spielberg after working on the 1999 film The soldier James Ryan. It first aired on September 9, 2001 and became one of the most critically acclaimed miniseries of all time.

The actor is next set to play Colonel Tom Parker in Baz Luhrmann’s elvis.

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Tom Vazquez

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