Call him Dr. Hanks.
26.05.2023 - 14:53 / justjared.com
Tom Hanks is now Dr. Thomas Jeffrey Hanks.
The 66-year-old actor received his Doctorate of Arts degree from Harvard University before giving the commencement speech, urging the graduating class to fight for truth by referencing superheroes.
“We are all in a cage match, mixed martial arts battle royale with agents of intolerance and braying incompetence, the malevolent equals to Imperial stormtroopers, Lex Luther, and Loki. And we could use a superhero right now,” the Toy Story actor said.
Keep reading to find out more…“There ain’t no Superman, nor anyone else in his Justice League,” Tom added. “In the never-ending battle, you have all officially joined as of today, the difference is in how truly you believe, in how vociferously you promote, in how tightly you hold onto the truth that is self-evident: that of course we are all created equally yet differently, and of course, we are all in this together.”
Tom then encouraged the class to focus on the importance of truth in our society. “For the truth, to some, is no longer empirical. It’s no longer based on data nor common sense nor even common decency,” he said.
“Telling the truth is no longer the benchmark for public service. It’s no longer the salve to our fears or the guide to our actions. Truth is now considered malleable, by opinion, by zero-sum end games,” the Forrest Gump actor explained. “Imagery is manufactured with audacity, with purpose to achieve the primal task of marring the truth with mock logic to achieve with fake expertise, with false sincerity.”
Tom also received a Wilson volleyball with Harvard printed on it, referencing his 2000 film Castaway.
He also made references to fictional Harvard professor Robert Langdon, a character he portrayed in three
Call him Dr. Hanks.
Tom Hanks offered nothing but wisdom and the truth while delivering a keynote address to Harvard University’s graduating class of 2023 on Thursday.
Tom Hanks is providing some words of wisdom to the class of 2023. On Thursday, the 66-year-old actor delivered the commencement address at Harvard University, and channeled his signature wit and expert storytelling while doing so.Hanks began by playfully offering a bit of a dig at the graduating class, telling them, «It's not fair, but please don't be embittered by this fact: that without having done a lick of work, without having spent any time in class, without once walking into that library in order to have anything to do with the graduating class, Harvard, its faculty, or its distinguished alumna, I make a damn good living playing someone who did.
Tom Hanks‘ wife Rita Wilson has spoken out about a photograph that appears to show her husband embroiled in an “angry” exchange on the red carpet.The viral image appeared to show the Hollywood star pointing his finger at a carpet worker and making a stern face during their conversation.In the photo, Wilson also has her finger raised and appears to be involved in the discussion.The couple, who last month marked their 35th wedding anniversary, were in attendance at the film festival to see Wes Anderson‘s new film, which stars Hanks, Asteroid City.Now, Wilson has denied that any argument took place and said that she and Hanks were simply struggling to hear directions on the red carpet.Posting on her Instagram Story, with a screenshot of a Daily Mail article suggesting that the pair had “remonstrated” with the man, she said: “This is called, ‘I can’t hear you. People are screaming.
Asteroid City, Wilson and Hanks were photographed in the midst of what appeared to be a heated conversation with an unknown man in a tuxedo. With his pointer finger raised (though, notably, not directed toward the man) and his brow furrowed, Hanks appeared quite angry in the pic. Wilson, for her part, also had her pointer finger raised, while the anonymous man appeared to be gesticulating rather ambiguously. The tabloids, being the tabloids, were quick to sensationalize the photographs, with Page Six writing the headline, “.” wrote, “Raving Private Ryan! Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson remonstrate with a red carpet staffer as they attend the 76th Cannes Film Festival premiere of Asteroid City.” One of the aforementioned photos of Hanks and Wilson on the red carpet.But Wilson has spoken in the form of an Instagram Story.
Rita Wilson is setting the record straight about a photograph that landed her husband Tom Hanks in the hot seat. The moment, captured on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet Tuesday, shows Tom Hanks appearing to speak angrily with a staffer. However, Wilson said the moment between Hanks and the staffer was not what it seemed. "This is called I can’t hear you.
Tom Hanks is going viral for having what appeared to be a tense moment on the 2023 Cannes Film Festival Asteroid City red carpet.
Rita Wilson is setting the record straight. The 66-year-old actress and singer attended the screening of her husband, Tom Hanks', upcoming Wes Anderson film,, at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday in Cannes, France.The A-list pair were all glitz and glamor on the red carpet, but it wasn't all smiles.
Rita Wilson is setting the record straight about those pics of her and Tom Hanks appearing to scold a man on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet.
Tom Hanks, 66, and his wife Rita Wilson, also 66, were spotted looking terse at the star-studded premiere of the Hollywood legend's latest film and pointing fingers at an unnamed man believed to be assisting the event.Tom was joined on the red carpet by his wife of 35 years and all seemed to be going well as they posed for pictures with his co-stars, however the couple were swiftly pictured exchanging what looked like heated words with a staff member. Castaway star Tom, who was dressed in a smart tuxedo and bow tie, and Rita were seen looking incredibly tense and leaning into the man as they spoke to him at the film's Cannes Film Festival screening. And after the pictures started to go viral, Rita quickly came to her husband's defence, posting a story on her Instagram on Wednesday morning to explain what really happened between the trio.
The stars are stepping out for the latest premiere at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival!
Hollywood heavy-hitter Tom Hanks is weighing in on the use of artificial intelligence in films, especially as he grows older and his name and likeness are still coveted. The "A Man Called Otto" actor gave his opinion on AI – noting that its use in the industry is nothing new and has rather "always been" lingering. "The first time we did a movie that had a huge amount of our own data locked in a computer, literally what we looked like, was a movie called ‘The Polar Express,’" Hanks said on "The Adam Buxton Podcast" about his 2004 animated film.
No final bow! Tom Hanks’ body of work will live on forever in the archives — but will his acting credits stop once he’s dead?
Tom Hanks is talking about AI technology that could potentially make it possible for him to continue appearing in new films even after his death.
Zack Sharf Digital News Director Death is no longer the end of an actor’s career, Tom Hanks theorized during a recent conversation on “The Adam Buxton Podcast” (via BBC). Why? Artificial intelligence and deepfakes, the actor said. Both technologies will be on full display at the Cannes Film Festival thanks to the world premiere of “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” which used AI to help de-age Harrison Ford so that he resembles his appearance from 1981’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” “The first time we did a movie that had a huge amount of our own data locked in a computer — literally what we looked like — was a movie called ‘The Polar Express,'” Hanks said, referring to Robert Zemeckis’ 2004 Christmas movie. “We saw this coming, we saw that there was going to be this ability to take zeros and ones from inside a computer and turn it into a face and a character. That has only grown a billion-fold since then and we see it everywhere.”
“Elemental” and Martin Scorsese’s Apple-produced “Killers of the Flower Moon” an additional veneer of vindication. As to the box-office futures of the 20-odd films competing for this year’s Palme d’Or, certainly none will reach the international highs of James Mangold’s “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” but then, none were ever expected to.Instead — and at its best — Cannes works as a sophisticated shell game, channeling the glamour of the red carpet and the frenzy of 40,000 accredited guests to make glitzy international events out of existential Turkish dramas like Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s “About Dry Grasses,” existential Finnish dramedies like Aki Kaurismäki’s “Fallen Leaves”or intimate two-headers about 19th-century French gastronomy like Tran Anh Hung’s “The Pot au Feu.”Other Palme d’Or contenders will come with built-in SEO, as Wes Anderson’s more-star-packed-than-usual “Asteroid City”threatens to saddle red-carpet rubberneckers with a permanent case of whiplash once the Texan auteur’s full repertory company mounts the Palais steps alongside new additions Tom Hanks and Scarlett Johansson.That all the aforementioned filmmakers could walk those Palais steps in blindfolds is another notable element of an official competition marked by staggering high fidelity.
Tom Hanks has named the actor that he would most like to star as the next James Bond.A search for a new 007 is underway, with countless actors rumoured as being the next in line to play the iconic British spy.Now, Forrest Gump actor Hanks has shared who he thinks should replace Daniel Craig in the film franchise, and named Idris Elba as the actor most suited for the part.“Understand this,” he said during an interview with the BBC last week (May 9). “James Bond has a licence to kill.
America’s dad might be coming to a city near you.Actor, writer, director, author, ten-time “Saturday Night Live” host and two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is currently on tour promoting his new book “The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece.”At all shows on the tour, Hanks will sit down with moderators and discuss the new novel which tells the story of a huge Marvel-like superhero flick called Knightshade: The Lathe of Firefall” and the comic book it’s based on.There’s only one problem — Hanks has only two Q&A’s remaining on his tour schedule.The “Cast Away” star is set to appear at San Francisco’s Sydney Goldstein Theater on Tuesday, May 16 and Portland, OR’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Thursday May 18.Thankfully, if you’re hoping to catch Forrest Gump/David S. Pumpkins/Woody/Mr.
fan-favorite frontrunner Idris Elba is the next British man in a suave suit to embody the super spy.“Understand this,” Hanks told the BBC recently. “James Bond has a license to kill. I would issue that license to Idris Elba just based on the work that I’ve seen him do.” While Elba’s much-desired turn as Bond has earned the love and support of both fans and the spy franchise’s longtime producer, Barbara Broccoli, he’s not so sure he wants to play the role.“It is not a goal for my career,” Elba told “The Shop” podcast last September.
Tom Hanks has suggested he could appear in new films long after his death as artificial intelligence (AI) continues to advance. The double Oscar winning actor said Hollywood stars and their lawyers are now scrambling to try to deal with the rise of the technology where performers could be digitally recreated "until kingdom come". Mr Hanks says actors and their representatives are trying to figure out the legal ramifications of digitally recreating actors and that under current laws he could star in films forever.