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By Ali  /  on Oct 25, 2020  /  Commented by 0

A new poster has been released along with some stills from Tom’s newest film News of the World and they are now in our gallery.

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Tom Hanks Archives > CAREER > Films > 2020 | News Of The World

By Ali  /  on Oct 25, 2020  /  Commented by 0

Universal has released the full trailer for News of the World.

Five years after the end of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Hanks), a widower and veteran of three wars, now moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, sharing the news of presidents and queens, glorious feuds, devastating catastrophes, and gripping adventures from the far reaches of the globe.

In the plains of Texas, he crosses paths with Johanna (Helena Zengel, System Crasher), a 10-year-old taken in by the Kiowa people six years earlier and raised as one of their own. Johanna, hostile to a world she’s never experienced, is being returned to her biological aunt and uncle against her will.

Kidd agrees to deliver the child where the law says she belongs. As they travel hundreds of miles into the unforgiving wilderness, the two will face tremendous challenges of both human and natural forces as they search for a place that either can call home.

By Ali  /  on Oct 25, 2020  /  Commented by 0

Tom participated earlier this week in the Annual Heroes and History Makers gala. He presented; the award named after him; The Tom Hanks Caregiver Champion Award to singer Tim McGraw.

Hidden Heroes Campaign Chair Tom Hanks honors music superstar Tim McGraw with the 2020 Tom Hanks Caregiver Champion Award at the 3rd Annual Heroes and History Makers. Tim McGraw is recognized for his remarkable work supporting those with complicated health conditions and the extraordinary loved ones who care for them.

Caregivers, you’ve stood by your veterans. America now stands with you.

By Ali  /  on Oct 12, 2020  /  Commented by 0

Universal Pictures has released a teaser trailer for Tom’s new film News of the World.

By Ali  /  on Sep 24, 2020  /  Commented by 0

Ultimately, those decisions earned the star an estimated $65 million when the film became a blockbuster.

Tom Hanks recently opened up about some of the issues the production faced while making the 1994 classic Forrest Gump.

Speaking on In Depth With Graham Bensinger for an interview posted Wednesday, Hanks said that he and director Robert Zemeckis both paid for scenes to be shot in the movie when Paramount tightened the purse strings.

One of the scenes was the classic run across the country that Gump does in the middle of the film. Paramount said it was too expensive and could not be shot even though Zemeckis argued it was crucial, Hanks told Bensinger. When the studio did not budge, Zemeckis went to Hanks and told him he needed Hanks to trust him and back him.

“And he said, ‘Well, this run is going to cost X amount of dollars.’ And it wasn’t cheap. And I said, ‘OK’. He said, ‘You and I are going to split that amount, and we’re going to give it back [to Paramount]. We’ll give you the money back, but you guys [Paramount] are going to have to share the profits a little bit more.’ Which the studio said, ‘Fabulous, great. OK.’ And it was good for us, too.”

And then there was another instance when it happened, Hanks said, but he did not specify which scene. “They said, ‘The weather is such that we can’t get the insurance coverage on it,’ the studio said, ‘So you guys can’t shoot.’ And Bob and I said, ‘We’ll cover the insurance.’ And we did,” Hanks recalled.

Ultimately, those decisions earned Hanks an estimated $65 million when the film became a blockbuster.

The Oscar-winning actor also noted that he struggled with the character in the beginning, so much so that the footage from the first three days of shooting was scrapped.

“Bob said, ‘Look, I know what you are trying to do. I know how nervous you are and how self-conscious this can be before we get into the groove. But we’re not going to use any of these first three days because I don’t think you’ve got it. You haven’t got the character.’ And I said, ‘I don’t. I don’t. You’re right.’ And he just said, ‘Don’t try so hard.’ And from that, everything settled down in a moment’s notice.”

Watch the segment below.


By Ali  /  on Sep 16, 2020  /  Commented by 0

While Tom is an amazingly talented performer, one of the reasons I am such a huge fan of him is his generosity and kindness to others. CTV News highlights this generosity as they share how Tom gave one of his typewriters from his collection to a typewriter repair man in Saskatoon.

SASKATOON — As promised, a self-taught typewriter repair expert in Saskatoon has received a one-of-a-kind parcel in the mail from one of the most recognizable names on the planet.

Thom Cholowski is now the proud owner of a 1940 Remington 7 Noiseless portable typewriter — courtesy of Tom Hanks.

The two began corresponding earlier this year after Cholowski typed and sent Hanks a letter to thank him for his very public admiration for typewriters.

“Through Tom’s advocacy, it’s gone from being a nostalgic, old fashioned piece of technology to a point where people are taking a second look at these machines and they’re really rediscovering the joy and beauty of these wonderful machines,” Cholowski told CTV News earlier this month.

Hanks apparently couldn’t resist offering a compliment of his own, mailing Cholowski a typewritten response.

“What a privilege it is to type a letter to western Canada’s premier typewriter repairman,” began the letter addressed to Cholowski, typed on Hanks’ own letterhead.

In addition to praise for Cholowski’s efforts to keep a vanishing trade alive, the letter also included an offer of a typewriter from Hanks’ own extensive collection. An offer Hanks has now made good on.

“It’s a very good machine, immaculate condition,” Cholowski told CTV News.

The typewriter came complete with an original manual and a laminated tag authenticating that it was from the Tom Hanks collection, Cholowski said.

“On the back of the tag is a little sample of the typeface, typed by Mr.Hanks.”

When asked about the speculate about the typewriter’s value, the answer came easy for Cholowski.

“To me, priceless.”

By Ali  /  on Sep 08, 2020  /  Commented by 0

I have added over 1,800 pictures from events that Tom attended during 2012 which include some of his press for his film Cloud Atlas.

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Tom Hanks Archives > EVENTS And APPEARANCES > 2012

By Ali  /  on Sep 07, 2020  /  Commented by 0

Tom wrote an article about the legacy of World War II for the New York Times. Check it out here!

Act III of the war — After the War — is now simply part of our daily reality, in America and globally, writes Tom Hanks.

For our “Beyond the World War II We Know,” documenting lesser-known stories from the war, and to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the war, we asked the actor Tom Hanks to write about the complicated narrative of the conflict — and its aftermath.

In the spring of 1939 — “Before the War,” as folks of that generation would say — the New York World’s Fair began a gloriously naïve celebration of “Mankind’s Progress” and visions of America’s future. President Franklin D. Roosevelt opened the fair in a ceremony that was, no lie, broadcast on television. In fact, there were early versions of TVs on display at the fair, along with state-of-the-art railroad trains, airplanes, ocean liners, Crosley radios, a giant typewriter and the new Ford sedans fairgoers could drive themselves on the “Road of Tomorrow” — an upbeat adieu! to the Great Depression, to what was the first act of many American lives.

If you are a Boomer, born in, say, 1956, the adults you grew up around all framed their lives in a three-act structure, told like a biopic, narrated by an All-Knowing Chorus who bids us to, please, clear our minds of all we have seen and learned since 1945. To comprehend the full experience of World War II we must forget all we know.

In Act I (Before the War) most families did without — without enough food, without an extra pair of shoes, without going to a dentist. A father’s job, if he had one, might allow a life within modest means when modest means was an accomplishment. Act I was characterized by a quest for progress: huge dams were built; federal programs improved lives; mass communication was as simple as listening to a radio; and the art and technology of motion pictures provided a cheap but wonderful escape. At the same time, a child with a common cold could die of pneumonia in a few weeks.

Before the war, Americans faced one-thing-after-another-obstacles as the country was crippled by widespread poverty, overt racism and institutionalized discrimination. And yet, the 1939 fair proved that we the people remained bent on forming a more perfect union — and a better world.

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By Ali  /  on Aug 28, 2020  /  Commented by 0

I have added images from the film Every Time We Say Goodbye that was released in 1986 to our gallery.

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Tom Hanks Archives > CAREER > Films > 1986 | Every Time We Say Goodbye

By Ali  /  on Aug 25, 2020  /  Commented by 0

If you can’t tell I have decided it is time to get some of Tom’s films added to the gallery … so here is Splash … you can also see images from He Knows Your Alone & Mazes and Monsters.

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Tom Hanks Archives > CAREER > Films > 1984 | Splash