Sound mixer falls to death on Tom Hanks film set

A sound mixer working on a Tom Hanks feature has died after falling from a balcony on the set of his new film about children’s television presenter Fred Rogers.
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Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson to Star in Los Angeles Production of ‘Henry IV’

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are set to star in the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles’ production of “Henry IV.” Hanks will play the comedic role of Sir John Falstaff. The 24 performances will run between June 5 and July 1 at the Japanese Garden on the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus. Tony Award-winning […]

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Tom Hanks says no way back for Harvey Weinstein

The Hollywood star says the revelations about Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct is a ‘watershed moment’.
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By the Book: Tom Hanks: By the Book

Tom Hanks, the actor, producer, director and author of a new story collection, “Uncommon Type,” has no desire to read novels of murder and conspiracy.
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As accusations rain on a kingpin of his industry, the actor known for his American hero roles begins a tour for his wide-eyed book of short stories.
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Tom Hanks to Star in David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special

Tom Hanks is set to reprise his SNL role as David S. Pumpkins for an animated half-hour Halloween special on NBC.

Based on Saturday Night Live’s “Haunted Elevator” sketch, The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special will premiere October 28 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. Hanks will be voicing the titular pumpkin suit-wearing mystery man and will also appear on camera right before the special begins.

The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special.

The special will center around David S. Pumpkins and his dancing skeleton sidekicks showing a young boy and his sister the true meaning of Halloween. The original SNL sketch featured Hanks, dressed as Pumpkins, in an elevator surrounded by two skeleton dancers, played by Mikey Day and Bobby Moynihan.

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David S. Pumpkins Is Back! Tom Hanks Reprising Iconic Saturday Night Live Role in Halloween Special

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Tom Hanks, Chris Martin Turn Women’s Cancer Research Benefit Into Coldplay Concert, Comedy Show

When Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin insisted on giving an intimate mini-concert while dinner was being served, the Women’s Cancer Research Fund’s “An Unforgettable Evening” benefit started to become just that, unforgettable. Whether it was Tom Hanks improvising after a video broke down, Martin serenading the guests during dinner, or Jason Derulo lighting up the… Read more »

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Tom Hanks Still Loves How His Buttocks Looked In ‘Forrest Gump’

Tom Hanks can’t get enough of how good his butt looked while starring as the titular character in the 1994 movie “Forrest Gump.”

“I had worked out quite a bit, it was all about running and I must say my buttocks, as Forrest would say, were as firm as tinned hams,” he told “The Graham Norton Show” in footage aired in the United Kingdom on Friday.

Hanks noted how his wife, Rita Wilson, reacts each time she sees the movie on cable television. “I want to see that one scene where you’re running away from the camera, and we can look at that fine Hanks ass!”

Some 22 years later, Hanks admitted his rear now looked different. “But in the day, man, I must say I even think it’s a beautiful thing to behold,” he added.

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Top honour for Hanks, De Niro and Springsteen

Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, Robert De Niro, Diana Ross and Bill Gates were among the “particularly impressive” class of 2016 picking up America’s highest civilian honour from Barack Obama.
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Tom Hanks Mocks Trump’s White House Hopes

The Hollywood actor says the Republican will be president “when spaceships come down filled with dinosaurs in red capes”.
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‘A Hologram for the King’ Finds Tom Hanks in the Desert, Desperate to Sell Phantoms

The Dave Eggers novel comes to the screen, with Mr. Hanks in the lead role and Tom Tykwer, of “Cloud Atlas” and “Run Lola Run,” behind the camera.
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Tom Hanks’ Brother Secretly Voices Woody When Tom Is Busy, AKA Your Childhood Is A Lie

If you’ve ever had a Woody toy, video game or — in a few cases — seen a “Toy Story” movie, you’ve assumed the voice you heard coming from the cowboy in the yellow-plaid shirt was that of Tom Hanks.

Well, reach for the sky, because there’s been a snake in your boot/ears this whole time. This town was big enough for two all along and the dual-sheriffs are actually Tom Hanks and his brother, Jim Hanks.

UK-based comedian Graham Norton used his show to confront Tom about this mystery back in 2011, bringing out a Woody doll and asking if he had provided the voice.

“No, it’s my brother Jim,” Tom responded smirking, and then continued on to explain, “There are so many computer games and video things and Jim just works on those all year long.”

Clarifying how this initial idea came about, Tom said that it had to do with him being too busy to handle all the extra voice work. He recalled to Norton, being asked rhetorically, “You don’t want to do this,” to which he appears to still respond, “No, get my brother Jim, he’ll do it.”

As my co-worker put it, this means “your child’s cute little Woody toys are a f**king lie.” Another surprised and uncharacteristically outraged co-worker added, “everything is bulls**t.”

How could this be?

Jim Hanks is an actor in his own right, with a long list of credits since 1992. One such recent role in 2015 was for a short titled, “The Other Brother,” where he plays the sibling of a famous Hollywood producer. His character’s job in the short is to give tram tours around Universal Studios, showing off the more well-known brother’s success.

Over a dozen credits are from his work voicing Woody in “Toy Story” properties. Many of these are for video games, but you’ve most likely heard his work in the popular doll versions of Woody (which Norton showed) or if you’re of a certain generation, perhaps in the 2000 movie, “Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins.”

Jim can manipulate his voice to sound almost exactly like his brother’s, which is part of the reason why you’ve never noticed the difference. The other part, of course, being that you didn’t expect a beloved actor and Pixar’s first franchise to betray you.

In the video below, Jim shows off his relative talent, while also admitting what scares him about the level of fame that follows his brother.

The Huffington Post reached out to Jim Hanks’ representation, along with multiple producers from his early ”Toy Story” roles, but nobody wished to comment on the story.

With no further answers to console your shaken memories, it’s time to find your old Woody toy, pull its string and somehow accept that it has actually been pulling your string this whole time.

“You’re my favorite deputy,” Jim Hanks tells you in Tom Hanks’ voice as Woody.

You should have always known you were second string.

  

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On June 21, 2013, actor Peter Scolari, best known for his role on the quirky television comedy Bosom Buddies, tied the knot. When his co-star and longtime friend, Tom Hanks, came to the wedding, Peter expected a lightly mocking toast—but he got something else entirely. Find out the surprisingly touching thing Tom said.

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