Tom Hanks

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Quotes (27)

  • Tom Hanks: I'm ludicrously proud of Colin, but I'm not surprised he's acting. When I saw him in his junior high school plays I knew where he was headed. I saw the talent.

  • Tom Hanks: (about his wife, actress Rita Wilson) That woman has loved me skinny, she's loved me fat. She's love me bald, she's loved me hairy. That woman, I know, loves me. So, I'm a lucky man.

  • Tom Hanks: As a boy I'd often spend my days biking on riverbeds and arroyos and come home exhausted. I realize now how much I took for granted having the natural world so close at hand. It wasn't until I moved away, first to New York and then to Los Angeles, that I realized how much I missed the outdoors.

  • Tom Hanks: It's just as hard . . . staying happily married as it is doing movies.

  • Tom Hanks: I've made over 20 movies, and 5 of them are good.

  • Tom: In hotel rooms, I strip and walk around naked. It's as close as I can get to a feeling of anonymity and power.

  • Tom: (From his 2005 commencement speech to Vassar College graduates) Make peace where it is precious. Help plant trees. Help embrace diversity and celebrate difference. Help stop gridlock.

  • Tom: (revealing he can't understand why people are fascinated with his hair) When you just start out and no one knows you from Adam, nobody says to you, 'What's with the hair?' You're just a guy, and that's the way your hair is. Then you become famous, and people suddenly start saying things like, 'What do you mean by the hair?' That's what happened to me when I did The Da Vinci Code.

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Trivia (74)

  • Tom says he is a "die-hard" fan of The Voice.

  • Tom has often been referred to as "the modern James Stewart."

  • Tom converted from Roman Catholicism to Eastern Orthodox Christianity when he married his current wife, Rita Wilson.

  • Tom has an asteroid named after him called "12818 tomhanks".

  • Tom revisited Oakland to dedicate a renovated theater to his retired high school drama teacher.

  • Tom has cited Joe Spano as one of his early inspirations.

  • Tom is a fan of Aston Villa, an English Premier League soccer team.

  • Since his childhood, Tom has been close friends with musician Bruce Springsteen.

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