Labels: Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks has become the latest celeb to start tweeting.
"Testing ... Testing ... Is this thing on??" he wrote in his very first post this week.
While Hanks has won two Oscars, he stays humble in his Twitter bio. "I'm that actor in some of the movies you liked and some you didn't," he writes. "Sometimes I'm in pretty good shape, other times I'm not. Hey, you gotta live, you know?"
Source: NY Daily
Julia Roberts might have starred as a “Pretty Woman,” but the actress had quite the dirty mouth during a salute to Tom Hanks Monday night.
“It’s late, and I’m paying my babysitter overtime, and I have to pee,” Julia said at Monday’s 36th annual Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala Tribute, where Tom Hanks was presented the brand new Chaplin Award. Getting right to the point, Julia told Tom, “So, everybody f*****g likes you.”
Julia also gave a saucy nod to Tom’s wife, Rita Wilson during her speech.
“Listen, I had lunch today with Rita, and her t **s were here (she motioned high up) and her waist was here (she motioned small) and her a** was like that (she motioned high again),” Julia continued. “So, what can I tell you that’s new? Tom Hanks, what the f**k?”
The double Oscar winner for “Philadelphia” and “Forrest Gump” was honored for his film work, but Julia called out the actor on a few of his projects that she’s apparently not a fan of.
“That movie about you and the airport and the accent was a pass for me,” Julia said of 2004’s “The Terminal.” “Airport? Were you just an immigrant lost? I didn’t know. I love you, but I didn’t know … and I’m wearing the same f*****g dress tonight as your publicist!”
The audience, who wasn’t fazed by Julia’s language, roared with laughter.
“Listen, I’ve got to get home,” Julia said. “But this much we know… I will say this: Tom Hanks, I love you.”
When Tom took the stage he joked that tomorrow’s big news story would be, “Julia Roberts wears same dress as publicist.”
He added that the Oscar winner for “Erin Brockovich” had, “the biggest potty mouth you have ever heard.”
Source: Access Hollywood
Tom Hanks has been banned from filming in Roman churches.
The actor is currently shooting 'Angels and Demons' - the prequel to 'The Da Vinci Code', the movie based on Dan Brown's smash hit novel - with director Ron Howard, but Rome church officials have ruled they cannot stage scenes in two of the city's places of worship.
A spokesperson for the Catholic Church said they had immediately declined the requests to film in Santa Maria del Popolo and Santa Maria della Vittoria churches because the movies challenge Catholic beliefs.
Church official Monsignor Marco Fibbi said: "It's a film that treats religious issues in a way that contrasts with common religious sentiment. We would be helping them create a work that might well be beautiful but that does not conform to our views."
'The Da Vinci Code' book angered the Catholic Church when it was released as it suggested Jesus married Mary Magdalene and raised a family with her. It also claimed the Holy Grail - which is believed to be the cup used by Jesus at the Last Supper - was in fact the bloodline of Jesus.
The movie's crew have been granted permission to film the churches exteriors.
Source: Monsters and Critics.com
Tom Hanks has officially and wholeheartedly endorsed Barack Obama via video.
The actor has posted video footage on his MySpace page that is humorously titled "Beware: Celebrity Endorsement."
Entertainment Weekly reports that Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer has landed the role of Vittoria Vetra in Columbia Pictures' "Da Vinci Code" prequel, Angels & Demons.
Zurer, who has appeared in Munich and was last seen in Vantage Point, will star opposite Tom Hanks in the Ron Howard-directed film. Naomi Watts was previously reported as being attached to the role.
Zurer's character is the daughter of CERN physicist Leonardo Vetra. Following her father's death, Vittoria pairs with Robert Langdon (Hanks) on a journey to uncover the mystery behind her father's murder and stop a terrorist plot.
Filming is set to begin in Europe in June for a May 15, 2009 release.
Source: Coming Soon
In a survey of 1,003 adults, 4 out of 10 people voted Tom Hanks as their favorite film actor.
More than 4 out of 10 people surveyed by Gallup rated Hanks as the one star they would "make a special effort" to go see in any film; that was the highest rating among the 13 Hollywood heavyweights listed as choices in the Gallup poll. Reported Daily News.
Robert De Niro was second to Hanks with 44% of the votes, Julia Roberts at 33%; Will Smith and Sandra Bullock, at a 29% and amazingly Mel Gibson still has some fans rating at, 26%.
The poll, also showed what movies they would avoid, Mel Gibson was the top and than Tom Cruise and shockingly last that ranked as avoiding, Angelina Jolie.
Source: Daily News
Oh brother, who cares about Tom\'s locks!
Insiders are worried that the Oscar winner's Tom's new look "bowl cut" will put off audiences. Could it actually turn away his audiences from flocking to see his new $125 million film Da Vinci Code?
Hanks great looks have gone down the toilet recently with his new "hair make-over". The reason for drastic hair-cut was for his last role to look like a historical academic. His new look is raising eyebrows. He has not taken such drastic measures since his Forrest Gump days, when he had long and messy locks. Is it too ugly, even for the young crowd?
... He\'s in Tokyo.