I still can’t wait to get on set, says Larry Crowne star Hanks

July 01, 2011 - Wales Online

Tom Hanks may have enjoyed a long and hugely successful career but the American actor is as enthusiastic as he was at the start. Rob Driscoll meets the friendly star to talk about directing, royal engagements and moped lessons Tom Hanks bounds into the room at London’s Claridge’s...

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Tom Hanks talks about 'Larry,' actors and the joys of producing

July 01, 2011 - Philly.com

To understand Tom Hanks' career, you have to understand that thing he did in "That Thing You Do." This was Hanks' first writing and directing project, and a deeply personal movie despite the innocuous surface story of a band forming and breaking up in the 1960s. Toward...

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Tom Hanks talks - a lot

June 29, 2011 - Miami.com

Tom Hanks talks about his decision to direct another film after 15 years, his friendship with Julia Roberts and how he handles fame so well. Larry Crowne stars two of the biggest names in Hollywood, and the movie offers a refreshingly adult and thoughtful antidote to such summer blockbusters...

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Tom Hanks- Interview

June 29, 2011 - Time Out Chicago

Tom Hanks, who turns 55 on Saturday 9, is bouncy as he greets me in his downtown hotel suite. After offering me a snack from his fruit plate, and fetching an office chair so we can get cozier, the iconic movie star—looking trim and dapper in a lavender dress shirt and black...

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Tom Hanks a triple threat as writer, actor, director in ‘Larry Crowne’

June 28, 2011 - Chicago Sun Times

In the parlance of our times, Tom Hanks brings the funny. Like the most assured stand-up, he excels at creating a running stream of hilarity. Early in his career, Hanks played a comic in “Punchline” (1988), but he could have been one in real life. In town Friday to promote his...

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Hanks heads back to school with 'Larry Crowne'

June 28, 2011 - AssociatedPress

LOS ANGELES—Let's say in some alternate reality, Tom Hanks winds up working at a Wal-Mart-style retail chain. Here's how his day goes: He bounds out of his car with a beaming grin, stooping to pick up stray trash in the parking lot. From afar, he notices a breakable item in...

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Making a a comedy drama out of a crisis

June 27, 2011 - Herald Scotland

HOLLYWOOD producers of a certain vintage are fond of saying that there are no big stars any more. No Jimmy Stewarts, no Bogarts, no Bacalls or Gables, the kind of Titans who could open a picture with nothing more than a face on a billboard. Yet here is one such face, sitting two feet...

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Tom Hanks reveals shock at being invited to dinner with the Queen

June 27, 2011 - Sunday Mail

Tom Hanks is related to one of America's most famous Presidents but the double Oscar-winning star was still wowed by the Queen. The actor, who can trace his roots on his mother's side back to Abraham Lincoln, was one of the privileged guests at the dinner thrown by the Queen to...

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No punching Tom Hanks

June 26, 2011 - Chicago Tribune

Tom Hanks, not surprisingly, has never been in a fight. The two-time Oscar-winner and notorious nice guy said, “Gentleman don’t do such things,” when asked about his fisticuffs history at a downtown Chicago hotel Friday. But in the unlikely scenario that you ever happen to...

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Tom and Jimmy

June 26, 2011 - Boston.com

The further away the Studio Age gets, the less similarity there is between then and now. Brad Pitt is almost a different species from Clark Gable. That’s one reason his aping Gable’s speech patterns is such a kick in “Inglourious Basterds.’’ Kate Winslet is clearly...

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