Tom Hanks pokes fun at ‘very scary’ Toronto film fest

September 11, 2012 - Yahoo Movies

When it comes to herding celebrities to their respective events at the Toronto International Film Festival, Tom Hanks has some important feedback. During a "Cloud Atlas" press conference on Monday, in which Hanks stars, a reporter asked him to use his celebrity power to make it...

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Hanks refuses to play it safe

September 10, 2012 - The Windsor Star

Actor-director's risk pays off in Cloud Atlas. When it comes to films, Tom Hanks does what he what he wants when he wants. After back-to-back Oscars for Forrest Gump and Philadelphia, and the recent box office clout that arrived with the hits The Da Vinci Code and Angels &...

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Tom Hanks: Six singular sensations in 'Cloud Atlas'

August 31, 2012 - Los Angeles Times

For the actor, the chance to play wildly varying characters within a single film added up to one big enticement. It was all about the physical transformations. "Cloud Atlas," the film adaptation of David Mitchell's bestselling, puzzle-like, 2004 adventure novel, asks a lot of...

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Aston Villa: Paul Lambert and players speak about meeting Tom Hanks

July 26, 2012 - Birmingham Mail

Have you got any advice for playing Forest next week, Mr Hanks? When Paul met Tom is a far-fetched plot Hollywood would be proud of. But Villa’s manager was delighted to roll out the claret and blue carpet for the megastar supporter in Portland. Lambert was struck by the...

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Rebels threaten a glittering, post-cataclysmic society in Tom Hanks’ animated webseries Electric City

July 17, 2012 - IO9

After a disaster causes civilization to collapse, a seemingly idyllic city rises from the ashes, powered by electricity and a strong sense of community. But the Electric City is also carefully controlled by a shadowy matriarchy, which uses propaganda and violence to keep everything moving...

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Tom Hanks' Online Series 'Electric City' A 'Different Brand Of Noir'

July 17, 2012 - MTV

Hanks talks to MTV News about how he brought the 'unexplained world' of the animated series to life. Renowned and award-winning actor/director/producer Tom Hanks has officially thrown his hat into the world of original online content with the debut of his new animated...

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Apocalypse Soon: Tom Hanks Discusses His Web Series ‘Electric City’

July 16, 2012 - The New York Times

Whether you know Tom Hanks for his performances as a boy in a man’s body or a history-shaping simpleton, an officer in World War II or a lawyer with AIDS, his latest project may present him in his most surprising roles to date. In “Electric City,” an animated Web series that...

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Common Sense help from Tom

July 15, 2012 - The Sunday Times

Hollywood star Tom Hanks found the time for philanthropic acts during his recent filming in Malta to sign a limited number of copies of the book Common Sense in aid of the Richmond Foundation. The books will now be auctioned to raise funds for the foundation, which advocates community mental...

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Nora Ephron: A Life of Voice and Detail

June 27, 2012 - TIME

As wives are wont to do, mine announced one evening in 1992 that we were going to a movie. The movie was This Is My Life, the writer and first-time director was Nora Ephron, and within the hour, there we were in the cinema watching the opening credits of a middle-aged-chick flick about a...

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Arlington grandma plays star's mom in Hanks film

May 07, 2012 - Your Arlington

Adele Walsh woke up at the crack of dawn on a blustery March morning, got dressed and headed for Worcester. It was a decidedly unglamorous beginning to a day that would include sharing a movie set with one of her favorite Hollywood stars. Walsh, 84, had no acting experience when she was...

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