Governors Awards & David Letterman

November 16, 2009

Tom Hanks is one of the Governors of the Academy Awards and therefore attended the Governors Awards that took place on November 14. You can see some photos of the event in the gallery.


You can watch two short interviews of Tom Hanks and other guests on the official websites of the BBC and Access Hollywood.

And though the show is not televised, we're able to provide you with the video of Tom Hanks presenting the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to John Calley and accepted by Steven Spielberg on his behalf. Not very difficult, the video is available on the official website of the Oscars.
We have also added Tom Hanks's appearance on The Late Night with David Letterman from March 1990. Tom Hanks was there to promote Joe vs the Volcano and explained how he got injured in a ski accident. Our apologies for the poor quality, but we believe it's better than nothing at all. Enjoy !


In the next updates, we'll provide you with Tom Hanks speech at the WWII Museum Dedication Ceremony. We'll also try to make screencaps of Angels & Demons bonus features. Stay tuned !


Pattie Wilds Liddell, December 06, 2009

Dear Tom,I see you are making a movie of the WW2 in the Pacific.My Father George Riley Wilds Sr.Took the original message of surrender from the Japanese on the USS Levy(DE162)I have more memorabilia than the Naval library in Bethesda.My dad was a radio man 3rd class.He took the message and folded it put it in an envelope I found many years after his death.I am a member or The American Legion post 283.My dad started that too.Here in Jax Fl.I also had a newspaper in Panama City do an article on him.The last vet from WW2 in Jax.was at that time 96.I brought my book of extensive pictures and stories from just what went on there.As most Vets do not like to call themselves heroes.It is actually that one man who's story that could add a lot of noted and proved historical info that could help in your up coming movie.I can email you a copy of the surrender by Masanori Shign to H.D,Grow.I have some very clear great pix as well as the original document.the surrender took place as the USS Levy sat in the Milli Lagoon.When the ok was given.H.D.Grow was transferred by whale boat,+I have a picture of The Jap.signing the surrender over to us.And we have pix of raising the American Flag that the Jap took from Germany in 1914.Are you interested?email me back and I will find a way to get the pictures to you.Thank you Pattie Liddell