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Posted on September 9, 2019 By Ali Commented by 0 Under A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Events, Images

Tom spent the weekend promoting his new film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood at the Toronto Film Festival. Here are some images from the premiere which was held on Saturday.

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Posted on September 7, 2019 By Ali Commented by 0 Under A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Interviews, Videos

Tom sat down with his co-stars to participate in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter about his new film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

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Posted on September 7, 2019 By Ali Commented by 0 Under A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Co-Stars, Videos

Director Marielle Heller talks about how Tom was cast as Mr. Rogers … and it had to do partially with his son Colin.

Posted on August 15, 2019 By Ali Commented by 0 Under Articles

Page Six shared some information about the friend ship Tom has with designer Tom Ford.

It pays to have Tom Ford on speed dial.

In a new interview with Ford, 57, about his life and career in Vogue’s September issue, Tom Hanks discusses his friendship with the legendary fashion designer and the tricks he’s taught him to keep the actor always looking chic.

According to the article, Hanks, 63, and his wife, Rita Wilson, “are among Ford’s and Buckley’s closest friends in LA.”

And Hanks is a huge fan of Ford’s film work: “‘A Single Man’ and ‘Nocturnal Animals’ were, essentially, low-budget movies without any cheap aesthetics or sacrifices, which takes a strong hand and a soft touch,” he said. “I’ve made a lot of films, but I find myself listening to Tom talk about directing a lot.”

But the CFDA chairman and the Oscar winner don’t just discuss filmmaking, he added. “Of course I still ask him fashion questions like a pilgrim who has climbed a mountain in search of wisdom, and he has imparted the most simple of answers: Button the jacket, as it slims your form. Use the pockets, as a jacket is like a man’s purse — just don’t get bulky. Cap-toed shoes go with everything.”

Posted on July 31, 2019 By Ali Commented by 0 Under A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Images

The more that is released about A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood the more excited I get. Today we have some new stills from the film!

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Posted on July 31, 2019 By Ali Commented by 0 Under A League of Their Own, Images

Back in 1992 Tom starred as the arrogant baseball coach Jimmy Dugan in the film A League of Their Own. This film brought us the classic line “There’s No Crying in Baseball!” I have added images from this great film to our gallery!

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Posted on July 23, 2019 By Ali Commented by 0 Under A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

TIFF’s formidable lineup of directors will include Steven Soderbergh, Noah Baumbach, Taika Waititi, Rian Johnson, John Crowley, Kasi Lemmons, Armando Iannucci … and Bruce Springsteen

Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker, Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers and Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland are among the actors who will appear on screen at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF organizers announced on Tuesday.

For its first large batch of programming announcements, TIFF unveiled a star-studded slate of more than 50 films, many of them highly anticipated works from such celebrated directors as Noah Baumbach, Steven Soderbergh, Taika Waititi, Armando Iannucci, James Mangold, Fernando Meirelles, Pablo Larrain, Rian Johnson and the Safdie brothers.

Phoenix stars in Todd Phillips “Batman” spinoff “Joker” alongside Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz and Frances Conroy. Hanks plays Fred Rogers in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” a film from “Can You Ever Forgive Me” director Marielle Heller based on an Esquire profile of Rogers by writer Tom Junod, who is portrayed by Matthew Rhys. And Zellweger plays Garland in “Judy,” a biographical drama adapted from Peter Quilter’s stage play by British theater director Rupert Goold.

Other galas include Roger Michell’s “Blackbird,” with Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet and Mia Wasikowska; James Mangold’s “Ford v Ferrari,” starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale; John Crowley’s “The Goldfinch,” with Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman in an adaptation of Donna Tartt’s bestselling novel; Kasi Lemmons’ Harriet Tubman biopic, “Harriet”; Destin Daniel Cretton’s “Just Mercy,” with Michael B. Jordan; and Justin Kurzel’s “True History of the Kelly Gang,” starring Russell Crowe.

“Radioactive,” a new film from “Persepolis” director Marjane Satrapi starring Rosamund Pike as scientist Marie Curie, will close the festival.

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Posted on July 22, 2019 By Ali Commented by 0 Under A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Videos

The trailer for Tom’s new film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood has been released and I am even more excited for the film to be in theaters than I was before. I think Tom has done a great job portraying Mr. Rogers.

It only takes one person to inspire a world of kindness. Based on the true story.

Posted on July 9, 2019 By Ali Commented by 0 Under Tom

Today Tom turns 63 years old! I want to wish him the best of days and hope he is surrounded by his family and loved ones for a day full of memories!

Posted on July 7, 2019 By Ali Commented by 0 Under Forrest Gump

It’s news to Tom Hanks that “Forrest Gump” is turning 25, partly because for him, nostalgia has yet to kick in: “It’s never gone away.”

Looking back now, the award-winning feel-good drama (which celebrates its anniversary Saturday) has endless bona fides. It nabbed six Oscars, including best picture, best director for Robert Zemeckis, and best actor for Hanks – his second in a row after winning for “Philadelphia.” “Gump” ruled the box office in 1994, scoring $330 million and beating out “The Lion King” for the top spot, plus launched a litany of memorable Gumpisms (“Life is like a box of chocolates”), as well as the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant franchise.

A rousing success in hindsight, for sure, though back in the day, “it was an absolute crapshoot,” Hanks tells USA TODAY. “It’s a really crazy, unique motion picture without a doubt. And it’s a movie in which the great moments that resonate are going to change depending on when you’re watching it.”

The memories come roaring back easily for Hanks, who starred as the slow but good-hearted title character. Forrest recounts decades of his almost unbelievable life story for strangers he encounters at a bus stop, from being an Alabama football star and becoming a ping-pong champion to uncovering Watergate and inspiring John Lennon’s “Imagine.” But he speaks most fondly of his beloved mom (Sally Field) and troubled love Jenny (Robin Wright).

“Gump” (which has a new anniversary release out on Blu-ray and digital HD platforms) filmed in the latter half of 1993 mostly in the South, and Hanks recalls one production stretch of 27 consecutive days all over the Eastern seaboard.

Hanks and Zemeckis had fights with Paramount Pictures about the cost of Forrest’s epic cross-country run and wrote the checks themselves. “There was just all sorts of stuff, like can we really even call it ‘Forrest Gump’ in this day and age?” (Among the potential issues: Forrest was named for Nathan Bedford Forrest, founder of the KKK, and “gump” is another word for a dim-witted person.)

When filming the bus-stop scenes in Savannah, Georgia, with pages and pages of dialogue, Hanks remembers asking Zemeckis, “Is anybody going to (care) about this?”

But the director was always very open, Hanks adds. “He said, ‘I can’t have the director and the star of the film not be soulmates. You need to tell me anything and I need to feel comfortable telling you anything. And if that’s the case, I will open up every frame of this movie to you.’ ”

By the time Hanks was recording Forrest’s narration, he figured out that they’d found not only the character’s voice but also the voice of his signature common sense. “Instead of saying, ‘After that moment, we were together like peas in a pod,’ Forrest doesn’t understand what these kind of cliches are. What he knows is that his mom always made him peas and carrots. So it became, ‘We went together like peas and carrots.’

“Bob was always saying, ‘What do you think Forrest would do here?’ and I would put it through this kind of sieve,” Hanks says. “It ended up being not the way to approach all movies after that, but it was the beginning of a shift in me as an actor to say, ‘Ah, my job is to behave, not to sell.’ ”

The scenes that “really broke” Hanks when he saw them onscreen were the ones about Forrest’s experience in Vietnam and his friendship with Lieutenant Dan (Gary Sinise), but he says everybody has their own relationship to the movie. “If you land on it, depending on what’s happening right now, you’ll kind of go, ‘Oh, I didn’t realize this was such a ‘boing’ moment the first time I saw it.’ ”

However, he doesn’t think “Forrest Gump” is an all-purpose salve for trying times: “I’d be very suspicious of anybody who says, ‘We really need this movie now.’ That sounds like talking points from the studio. I don’t believe that.”