Tom Hanks Archives

By Ali  /  on Jun 12, 2019  /  Commented by 0

At last night’s premiere of Toy Story Tom reflected on his film Forrest Gump with ET Online.

With the 25th anniversary of Forrest Gump’s release just around the corner, Tom Hanks is reflecting on what it was like filming the ambitious, widely beloved pop culture milestone.

The celebrated star walked the red carpet at the premiere of Toy Story 4 in Hollywood on Tuesday, and he opened up to ET’s Matt Cohen about his memories from the set of the acclaimed dramedy.

“We wondered what we were doing and we wondered if it was all going to make any sense,” Hanks said, with a laugh.

The project, which tells the story of a simple but good-hearted man who, through luck, fate and circumstance had an enormous impact on the world around him, was one of the most ambitious films of its time. Hanks earned his second Oscar for his role, and the film took home an additional five Oscars, including Best Picture.

“Any movie that you’re making requires two things,” Hanks shared. “One, a huge leap of faith in the alliance you’ve made with everybody else who’s making the movie, and also trust in the process, and that if you love it and you do your due diligence, and you never let go of the potential that it could be made, it will all work out.”

“That fact is, that was a magnificent movie and a surprise,” he added.

As for his latest film, Toy Story 4, Hanks joked about the connection between the plot of the film, which concerns lost toys, and his own penchant for taking photos of lost and abandoned items — like mittens, gloves and shoes — and posting them to his Twitter feed.

“When you see a movie that’s called Gloves, and it’s just a movie about talking gloves, you know I’ll be suing someone for the copyright on that,” Hanks joked.

However, while photographing lost items of clothing has been a staple of his Twitter feed for some time, the actor said he’d feel a little different if he saw a toy lying abandoned on the side of the road, admitting, “I would be crushed if I was to take a picture of a lost toy.”

After starring in four installments in the beloved Disney-Pixar franchise, it’s understandable why Hanks might have an affinity for toys.

The actor once again reprises his role as the iconic Sheriff Woody in Toy Story 4, which comes out June 21.

By Ali  /  on Jun 11, 2019  /  Commented by 0

I LOVE THIS! Tom & Tim joined the Walt Disney Company on their annual Disney Toy Delivery to Advent Health for Children in Orlando.

This weekend, actors Tim Allen and Tom Hanks helped The Walt Disney Company kick off its annual Disney Toy Delivery—a part of the Disney Team of Heroes philanthropic initiative—at AdventHealth for Children in Orlando, Florida. During the special visit, Allen and Hanks, who, respectively, lend their voices to Buzz Lightyear and Woody in the upcoming film Toy Story 4, distributed toys to kids and families and helped bring joy to patients, who also enjoyed photo opportunities with Toy Story characters during the event.

Every year, The Walt Disney Company delivers to children’s hospitals a pallet’s worth of toys, games, books and comics that they are able to share throughout the year with their patients. The items that are included in the toy deliveries are specifically selected to be the most beneficial in helping promote normalcy, reduce stress and inspire play during what can be a difficult time for children. This year’s toy deliveries, which continue a nearly 15-year tradition for Disney, will include new products from Toy Story 4 (set to open in theaters on June 21).

“The Toy Story films celebrate the importance of toys in a child’s life—they are a source of comfort, joy and consistent companionship,” said Elissa Margolis, senior vice president, Enterprise Social Responsibility for The Walt Disney Company. “By delivering toys to children’s hospitals across the country we hope to raise the spirits of children facing serious illness and make their hospital stay a bit more comfortable.”

More than $3 million in Disney products will be delivered to 450 children’s hospitals in the U.S. and Canada this year as part of the Disney Toy Delivery program, with the help of the Association of Child Life Professionals and Starlight Children’s Foundation.

The toy deliveries and the special visit to AdventHealth for Children by cast and characters from Toy Story 4 are all part of Disney Team of Heroes, the Company’s philanthropic initiative focused on reimagining the patient and family experience in children’s hospitals across the globe. The initiative launched in March 2018 with Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger’s announcement of a five-year, $100 million commitment to support children’s hospitals around the world. In April of this year at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas, Disney launched a pilot of new experiences—each of which has been designed to provide comfort and inspiration for patients and their families. Plans are underway to roll out the innovative program to hospitals in the U.S. and internationally.


By Ali  /  on Jun 11, 2019  /  Commented by 0

Tom & Tim speak with ET Canada about working with Keanu Reeves, trying to remember the lyrics of “You’ve Got A Friend in Me” and why doing this new movie means so much.

ET Canada’s Sangita Patel sits down with “Toy Story 4” stars Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, where they discuss Keanu Reeves’ new Canadian character Duke Kaboom and the longevity of the beloved franchise.

By Ali  /  on Jun 10, 2019  /  Commented by 0

Yesterday Tom participated in the Toy Story 4 Press Conference in Orlando.

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Tom Hanks Archives > 2019 > June 9 | Toy Story 4 Press Conference In Orlando

By Ali  /  on Jun 10, 2019  /  Commented by 0

More Toy Story 4 Press at Disney Hollywood Studios in Orlando. Tom along with his co-stars Annie Potts and Tony Hale made an appearance at the pre-screening of the film and participated in the Global Press Junket. I found a highlights clip from the press junket for you to enjoy!

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Tom Hanks Archives > 2019 > June 8 | Toy Story 4 Global Press Junket At Disney Hollywood Studios
Tom Hanks Archives > 2019 > June 8 | Toy Story 4 Pre-Screening At Disney Hollywood Studios

By Ali  /  on Jun 08, 2019  /  Commented by 0

New images have been released in anticipation of Tom’s new film Toy Story 4. I have added these images to the gallery for you to enjoy!

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Tom Hanks Archives > 2019 > June 8 | Visit To Toy Story Land At Disney’s Hollywood Studios

By Ali  /  on Jun 08, 2019  /  Commented by 0

July 24th marks the 21st anniversary of the release of Saving Private Ryan. NBC News spoke with Tom & Steven about the legacy that is this great film.

Saving Private Ryan remains as one of the most successful and culturally relevant war films of all time

21 years after Saving Private Ryan stormed into theaters, depicting the crucial Allied victory on D-Day, two of the biggest names in Hollywood are reflecting on the legacy of their award-winning war film.

Tom Hanks, who played Captain Miller, and director Steven Spielberg discussed with NBC News how their classic changed the way Americans would remember World War II, and the horrific violence that came with it.

“If we pulled this off in the right way — and it stood the test of time — this was going to stand in, in some small way, for what those kids experienced at 6:30 in the morning on June 6, 1944,” Spielberg, 72, told NBC News.

Saving Private Ryan became an instant box office success when it debuted on July 24, 1998, grossing $216.8 million domestically, making it the highest-grossing film of 1998 in the U.S.

The goal for Spielberg, who won the Academy Award for Best Director, was to make viewers feel as immersed in D-Day as possible, as Hanks, 62, goes on to explain.

“What Steven wanted to do from the get-go was to use all of his magic, and all of the tools that existed in cinema as of 1997, and make a war movie that was going to break every one of the tropes, visually and cinematically, that all war movies had,” Hanks said.

The process to create such an iconic movie, however, was not an easy one.

“We took every inch of that beach — as filmmakers, not as war veterans,” Spielberg said. “It took us 25 days of shooting to capture 25 minutes of those landings.”

“The legend of it now is that we were out in the freezing cold woods for, you know, weeks and weeks,” he added. “I think it was really only five days. When a fake ambush happens at 3 in the morning, and gets you up out of your tent, your adrenaline gets pumping.”

To date, the film remains as one of the most historically relevant war films, and in 2014, was selected for preservation in National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, joining iconic films like Star Wars, Brokeback Mountain, and Goodfellas.

But 21 years later, the legacy of the men who sacrificed their lives on that fateful 1944 day for the betterment of the world is what matters most to Hanks and Spielberg.

“If we ever forget that it was a bunch of individuals that went over, and they all had names like Ernie, and Buck and Robert — that’s when we’ve done a bad job of being citizens of the world, I think,” Hanks said.


By Ali  /  on Jun 06, 2019  /  Commented by 0

New images have been released in anticipation of Tom’s new film Toy Story 4. I have added these images to the gallery for you to enjoy!

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Tom Hanks Archives > Films > 2019 | Toy Story 4

By Ali  /  on Jun 06, 2019  /  Commented by 0

On the road of life there are old friends, new friends, and stories that change you.

Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.

June 21st can’t come soon enough!