by Hilton Hater at . Comments

During a recent appearance in England on The Jonathan Ross Show, Tom Hanks played a giant piano with Sandra Bullock.

Incredibly, however, that was not the coolest thing the actor did this month.

In an interaction captured on camera, Hanks meets an Autistic fan named Sarah Moretti backstage at his Broadway play, "Lucky Guy."

She presents him with a scrapbook of his career and Hanks is clearly overcome with shock and joy at the collection of his life work, gushing to Sarah: "This is so great! You know, my mom doesn’t even have something like this!”

It's a very sweet example of what makes Hanks so gosh darn likable. Watch now:

by Free Britney at . Comments

Captain Phillips’ story is well-known, and not new. It was reported by every major media outlet as it played out dramatically over five April days in 2009.

For anybody who somehow missed this then, it's been repeated in every major media story about Captain Phillips the movie, directed by Paul Greengrass.

Tom Hanks is Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama, a U.S. container ship with an unarmed crew that was hijacked by Somali pirates.

Hauling tons of cargo, including food from the U.N. World Food Program designated for Africa, the ship looked like a floating jackpot to the marauders.

Is it a jackpot with critics as well? Let's see what the reviews are saying ...

"When Paul Greengrass directs a thoroughly dramatic tale based on true events and Tom Hanks takes on the title role, you think you know what to expect. But just you wait — the piercingly realistic "Captain Phillips" will exceed your expectations." - L.A. Times

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by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Tom Hanks will soon make headlines again for his sterling talent, as the actor is receiving Oscar buzz for his portrayal of the title character in Captain Phillips.

But the beloved star has been in the news recently for a couple off-screen reasons: First, he was selected for jury duty.

And last night, during an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, he revealed that he's been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.

Responding to the host's comment about how much weight he's lost, Hanks shared what went down during a recent physician appointment.

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by Free Britney at . Comments

Tom Hanks was summoned for jury duty this week and actually served, but his presence ended up causing controversy and ending a domestic violence trial.

The Oscar winner spent Tuesday on jury duty, hearing the case of a man accused of striking his girlfriend. But soon things took an unexpected turn.

Officials at the L.A. City Attorney’s Office offered the defendant a plea bargain after that learning a female member of the team approached the movie star.

The suspect was allowed to walk free on Wednesday after pleading no contest to the minor offense of disturbing the peace and paying a $150 fine.

Defense lawyer Andrew Flier said “The assigned prosecutor on the case gave notice to the court and myself" of the alleged misconduct, as required.

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by Amanda Denton at . Comments

Well done as the Captain Phillips posters were, the trailer for the Tom Hanks film based on a true story of a cargo ship captain hijacked at sea is just as good, if not better. 

Check out the Captain Phillips trailer below!

I don't have much experience in being hijacked by pirates, but if the two and a half minutes of this trailer are any indication, it is a very nerve wracking ordeal.

I found myself holding my breath for a good minute and this is just the trailer! 

Tom Hanks is positioning himself for a banner year with Captain Phillips opening on October 11th being shortly followed by Saving Mr. Banks on December 20. 

by Amanda Denton at . Comments

After the first official Saving Mr. Banks image was released of Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers, we now have the Saving Mr. Banks trailer.

Love this trailer. Love it. Tom Hanks looks spectacular as Walt Disney and I daresay there isn't much that Emma Thompson doesn't excel in.

Add in B.J. Novak and Jason Schwartzman as the Sherman brothers who took on the daunting task of taking a tale that is not very close to a 'spoonful of sugar' and making it into the musical classic we all know and love today, and just from this small look it appears as if nothing can go wrong.

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by Amanda Denton at . Comments

Despite his purported questionable personal beliefs, not unlike the Orson Scott Card drama, I am a huge fan of Walt Disney. Love the movies, the characters, the entire universe built up around them... I love it all.

So you can imagine my excitement over the upcoming Tom Hanks' movie, Saving Mr. Banks.

Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks

While we got a good look at the Walt Disney mustache when Hanks popped up on the Martin Short episode of SNL, in this first official release from Saving Mr. Banks, we see Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in his element.

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by Amanda Denton at . Comments

That's right, it's that guy from Big's birthday today!

We'd sing Happy Birthday to Mr. Tom Hanks but those "Happy Birthday" folks are stickers with copyright laws, so instead let's just look at his Top Ten Characters!

Check out our list below and see if you agree ...

Hanks, T.

10. Buffy and Kip Wilson - Bosom Buddies
9. Jim Lovell - Apollo 13
8. Chuck Noland - Cast Away
7. Paul Edgecomb - The Green Mile
6. Josh Baskin - Big

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by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Tom Hanks underwent a procedure to relieve bursitis from his elbow yesterday.

It's a basic process that takes place often around the country, but the two-time Oscar winner put a twist on the surgery... by putting it on camera!

After being told by the doctor that he sees a lot of "red," Hanks informs the viewer:

"Another syringe. Two syringes! How 'bout that? Double-barreled. Look at the fill-up. Look at that, baby! There you go...Yowzas."

Yowzas indeed. Watch the unexpected video now in all its random and hilarious glory:

by Justin Dweeber at . Comments

These days, most movies based on giant news stories are produced and released with shocking swiftness (often to their detriment).

That's not the case with Captain Phillips, which tells the story of the famous 2009 Somali pirate kidnapping.

Watch the Captain Phillips trailer, starring Tom Hanks:

Hanks stars as Captain Richard Phillips, who was in charge of the Maersk Alabama when it was boarded by pirates off the coast of Somalia.

Catherine Keener, Max Martini, Yul Vazquez, and Chris Mulkey also star. Captain Phillips comes out October 11.