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Devan Coggan
September 27, 2015 AT 07:48 PM EDT

Tom Hanks took over EW’s Tumblr (Tom-blr?) to talk about his upcoming movie Bridge of Spies and drop a few words of wisdom, weighing in on everything from his favorite movie he’s worked on to Zayn’s One Direction departure. 

Not only did he offer book recommendations and love advice, but he also shared his secret recipe for happiness (“It’s a choice I make”) and what he’d be doing if he wasn’t an actor (“Driving for Lyft would be a fine sideline”). Plus, he spilled the beans on his crazy relationship with Amy Poehler back in the ‘80s.

Here are some of Hanks’ wisest words:



Read the rest of Hanks’ responses at EW’s Tumblr.

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