Tom Hanks Archives

By Ali  /  on Jul 22, 2020  /  Commented by 0

Tom did a interview recently with Stephen Colbert as part of the press for his new film Greyhound.

Friend of the show Tom Hanks, star of “Greyhound” on AppleTV+, makes a triumphant return to A Late Show to share details of what he and wife Rita Wilson went through as they battled and recovered from Covid-19. #StephenAtHome #Greyhound #TomHanks

By Ali  /  on Jun 30, 2020  /  Commented by 0

Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson tested positive for COVID-19 in March and have since recovered

Tom Hanks has a simple message for Americans as the country continues its fight against COVID-19: Do your part.

The Oscar winner and his wife Rita Wilson, both 63, tested positive in early March for the virus while in Australia. They since made a complete recovery and continue self-isolating in Los Angeles after their return. Hanks is now concerned about the number of people not wearing masks and not social distancing in order to curb the continuing spread.

“There’s really only three things we can do in order to get to tomorrow: Wear a mask, social distance, wash our hands,” Hanks said at a press conference to promote his upcoming movie Greyhound, which will debut on Apple TV+ on July 10.

“Those things are so simple, so easy, if anybody cannot find it in themselves to practice those three very basic things – I just think shame on you,” he added. “Don’t be a p—-, get on with it, do your part. It’s very basic. If you’re driving a car, you don’t go too fast, you use your turn signal and you avoid hitting pedestrians. My Lord, it’s common sense.”

Hanks also gave an update on how he and Wilson are doing months after their diagnosis.

“Oh, as the canaries in the coal mine for the COVID-19 experience, we are fine,” he said. “We had about 10 days of very uncomfortable symptoms. Not life-threatening, we’re happy to say. We were isolated in order to keep an eye on ourselves because if our temperatures had spiked, if our lungs had filled, if any number of things had gone wrong with this, we would have needed expert medical care. We didn’t. I guess we were model recoverers from COVID-19, but we were also isolated so that we would not give it to anybody else that we came in contact with, and since then have been doing the same isolating, social distancing that is being asked of the world so, we are fine.”

Greyhound — which Apple acquired from Sony Pictures last month — was originally slated for release in May and was then pushed to hit theaters on June 12 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As most movie theaters remained closed, Apple decided to purchase the film to make it available for viewers at home instead.

The action-packed movie, which Hanks wrote and stars in as Capt. Ernest Krause — a U.S. Navy commander who is finally given his first war-time assignment. Krause is placed in charge of a destroyer, radio code-named “Greyhound.”

Greyhound will be available to stream via Apple TV July 10.


By Ali  /  on Jun 06, 2020  /  Commented by 0

So excited that today we celebrate the one year anniversary for the site … in honor of our anniversary I have added new themes – thanks to the talents of Never Enough Design AND I have added four more years of events to our gallery. Thank you to all of our visitors for your support! Here is to many more anniversaries!

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

Josh Gad gets Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah and some very special surprise guests to take a “Splash” with him down memory lane in Episode 3 of “Reunited Apart.” Take a dive into more content by subscribing to our channel now!

By Ali  /  on Apr 30, 2020  /  Commented by 0

Rita shared this cute picture of her and Tom in honor of their anniversary! Happy 32nd!

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

Love hearing things like this … Tom really has a big heart.

Tom Hanks helped one boy cheer up after being bullied for his unique name.

On Thursday, Australian television networks reported that the Oscar winner had become pen pals with 8-year-old Australian boy Corona De Vries after the child sent him a letter while he and wife Rita Wilson were recovering in the country from their positive COVID-19 diagnosis. Corona wrote Hanks to ask if he and his wife were okay. The boy also told Hanks he had been feeling “sad and angry” because classmates started bullying him about his name.

Hanks decided to help make Corona feel better by gifting him a special typewriter he had brought with him on his travels. And it happened to be made by the brand Corona.

“Your letter made my wife and I feel so wonderful! You’re the only person I’ve ever known to have the name Corona — like the ring around the sun, a crown,” Hanks replied in a letter typed on the Corona typewriter, according to Reuters. “I thought this typewriter would suit you. Ask a grown up how it works. And use it to write me back.”

“P.S. You got a friend in ME!” Hanks added, referencing a famous line from his Toy Story franchise.

By Ali  /  on Apr 14, 2020  /  Commented by 0

The only thing more dangerous than the front lines was the fight to get there. Screenplay by Tom Hanks inspired by actual events, Greyhound coming soon to theaters.

By Ali  /  on Apr 14, 2020  /  Commented by 0

Empire has a feature from Tom in their new issue.

Few voices in Hollywood are more comforting than that of Tom Hanks – a man whose sheer goodness has permeated through to benevolent screen roles from Mister Rogers to Sheriff Woody. His next movie, the World War II naval drama Greyhound, is even more of a personal project – with Hanks not only starring as Commander Ernest Krause but writing the screenplay too, adapting C.S. Forester’s novel The Good Shepherd. To mark Hanks penning his third feature film, Empire asked the movie legend to hit the typewriter once again and write a piece for the magazine.

And then the Coronavirus pandemic unfolded – with Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson being among the first high-profile cases in the movie business. That, of course, didn’t stop one of Hollywood’s most optimistic figures. While quarantining in Australia, Hanks wrote an exclusive feature for the new issue of Empire all about his approach to Greyhound, and why war movies can ultimately be a source of hope. Read an extract from Hanks’ inspiring article below, and find the full piece in the Wonder Woman 1984 issue of Empire, on sale from Thursday 16 April. Read here for more info on picking up a copy while social distancing.

I DON’T DOUBT that the news of another World War II drama with my name on it will result in cries of, “What? Again? Why?”

I read history for more than entertainment to pass the time on a summer beach (or while I took ‘Shelter-In-Place’). I am an actor tasked by Shakespeare — who wrote the greatest historical narratives in literature — to hold the mirror up to human nature. Well-written history, be it the Bard’s Henry IV Parts One and Two or Eugene Sledge’s With The Old Breed: At Peleliu And Okinawa, is as authentic to the record of history as it is to the verities of human nature. These things happened to human beings who were just like us, placing soul-crushing stresses on folks who hoped to keep their families secure, pursue happiness, enjoy the results of their labour, and simply grow old and grow _up_. That is the stuff of timeless drama, free of any fog of nostalgia nor limited by genre.

In Michael Chabon’s most wonderful book, The Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier & Clay, a woman writes this love letter in the earliest days of The War: “I don’t know what is going to happen to you, to the country or the world. For all I know these words themselves are lying at the bottom of the sea.”

Stories from World War II are about the heartbreak and worries of I don’t know. In our production company Playtone’s mini-series and much of the non-fiction-based films I’ve done, the stasis of I don’t know is the personal challenge that can be met with common purpose, with some characters being demonstrably right and others being devastatingly wrong. Even in the best of times, in eras of peace and normalcy, heroes, villains and cowards all work their instincts. In stories of The War, as, I hope, in Greyhound, we see our current selves reflected on screen — of the choices each of us are forced to make in times of purpose and in periods of stasis.

It is the human condition to suffer Fate. How we live through that suffering is when we define our humanity, no?

By Ali  /  on Apr 13, 2020  /  Commented by 0

Why Tom Hanks? Heck, why not!?!?!?

Tom Hanks opens a special Saturday Night Live as host from his home, where he talks about recovering from COVID-19, does an “audience” Q&A and pays tribute to essential workers.

By Ali  /  on Apr 02, 2020  /  Commented by 0

Hello everyone! I wanted to take a moment to address what is happening in our world. Due to the Covid-19 situation I have had some major changes happening in my life to provide safety for my family and the other individuals around me. I have moved to a working from home environment, both of my daughters are home with me full-time, and my schooling has moved to online. Having said that I want to encourage each of you to do the same … take time to consider the state of our world and how YOU can help slow down the spread of this awful illness.

If you need something else to keep you busy … login to Netflix and watch some of Tom’s films like Philadelphia, Saving Mr. Banks or The Money Pit! Another option is to login to Amazon Prime Video and watch more of her films including Apollo 13.

In the meantime I have added some additional outtakes from last year’s Actors on Actors Studio shoot with Renee Zellweger to our gallery for you to enjoy!

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