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Tom Hanks has an impressive filmography that would make any actor jealous, and his movies are some of the most audience-beloved in modern cinema. But the actor revealed in a recent interview that he can't bear to watch his films more than once.

"I don't watch my own performances -- who does that?" Hanks told ShortList Magazine. "That would be madness. I've seen all the movies once, but I don't need to see them again, because they don't change."

Hanks does make one exception, though, and that's for a film that has a bit more of a personal connection for the actor.

"The one that I might watch with great affection is a little movie I directed, 'That Thing You Do!,' which I'm not in that much," he said. "I loved doing it so much that when I watch it now it still brings a smile to my face."

Despite his reluctance to revisit his own work, Hanks says he's still flattered by the positive reaction he receives from fans, and from other movies that reference his past performances.

"That's always very special. It always makes me feel good," Hanks said. "We're in a popular media and you want to enter into the cultural zeitgeist. It's like when people yell out 'Wilson!' to me in the street. It means that people have identified with the film and are carrying it with them."

For more from Hanks, check out his full interview with ShortList.

[h/t HuffPost Entertainment]