KUSA - From crashed planes to planes being shot out of the sky, actor Matthew Fox has shifted from being a TV series actor in the hit show Lost, to a major movie actor in the soon-to-be-released film Emperor.

Inspired by a true story, Emperor picks up on the story of what happened after the end of World War II as the Americans investigate the Japanese emperor to see if he should be hanged as a war criminal.

9NEWS anchor Susie Wargin spoke with Fox, who has Rocky Mountain ties, on Monday. Fox was raised in Crowheart, Wyoming where his father grew barley for Coors.

He says he is unsure whether he meant to go straight from Lost, a show about people stranded on an island after a plane crash, to a war film also full of action packed airplane scenes.

"I think it's a coincidence but I'm all about planes. I mean I'm a pilot myself and I love flying so maybe I subconsciously am drawn to things with airplanes," Fox said.

As far as transitioning from a television series, Fox has not had a tough time.

"I haven't really felt that it's been much of a transition. That move for me has always been about having more flexibility in my life and being able to work when I want to work and take time off in between projects to spend with my family," Fox said.

Emperor hits theaters on Friday.

Morgan Aguilar contributed to this report