Tom Hanks at Michael Clarke Duncan's Memorial Service

September 11, 2012 - 0 comment


Yesterday, Tom Hanks attended Michael Clarke Duncan's memorial service. The private ceremony, included remarks by Tom Hanks and the The Green Mile's director Frank Darabont and followed a public viewing on Sunday of his casket. You can watch Tom Hanks remembering a story told by Michael Clarke Duncan himself, as well as an interview made by The Insider. You can click on each thumbnail to access the respective video.

 

We also added some photos to our gallery.

 
 

Tom Hanks pays tribute to Michael Clarke Duncan

September 04, 2012 - 0 comment


Tom Hanks and Gary Sinise have led the tributes to their The Green Mile co-star Michael Clarke Duncan following his death yesterday. The actor never fully recovered from a cardiac arrest he suffered at his home in Los Angeles in July and he passed away in hospital on Monday morning. He was 54.

 

"I am terribly saddened at the loss of Big Mike. He was the treasure we all discovered on the set of The Green Mile. He was magic. He was a big love of man and his passing leaves us stunned." - Tom Hanks

Back in 2002, Michael Clarke Duncan had thanked Tom Hanks at the AFI 30th Life Achievement Award Ceremony, which paid tribute to Tom Hanks's career.

Tom Hanks pays tribute to Nora Ephron

June 30, 2012 - 0 comment


Director and writer Nora Ephron passed away on June 26, 2012 from pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia. She was 71.
Nora Ephron had directed and written Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail, in which Tom Hanks starred alongside Meg Ryan. She also wrote such movies as Julie & Julia and When Harry Met Sally.

 

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson issued a statement to E! News about the passing of their dear friend (see below) and Tom Hanks wrote a touching tribute that was published in TIME. You can read it in our press archive.

"Nora Ephron was a journalist/artist who knew what was important to know; how things really worked, what was worthwhile, who was fascinating and why. At a dinner table and on a film set she lifted us all with wisdom and wit mixed with love for us and love for life. Rita and I are so very sad to lose our friend who brought so much joy to all who were lucky enough to know her..."

Back in May, we told you that Tom Hanks was likely to make his Broadway debut in January 2013 in Lucky Guy, a play written by Nora Ephron. One of the theater producers confirmed that he is going forward with the show but the spokesman of producer Colin Callender declined to comment on the play’s timetable.

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