Tom Hanks Gets Candid About His Elvis Presley Biopic Character, The Shady Manager Colonel Tom Parker

Oscar-winning Hollywood star Tom Hanks on Thursday opened

up about Colonel Tom Parker, the not-so-reputable character he plays in ‘Elvis’,

the Baz Luhrmann-helmed biopic that opened

to a thunderous reception at the 75th Cannes Film Festival.

The first question Hanks fielded from journalists, according to ‘Variety’,

concerned his thick, and at times unintelligible,

Dutch-American accent as Colonel Parker in the movie.

Tom Hanks skirted around the question and spoke at length instead

about learning more about pop icon Elvis Presley‘s notorious manager,