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Tom Hanks became emotional on stage as he made his Broadway debut in the late Nora Ephron's play "Lucky Guy" on April 1, 2013.
Meg Ryan, who starred with him in "Sleepless in Seattle" and "You've Got Mail," both written by Ephron, attended the performance, as did Hanks' wife Rita Wilson, their son Colin Hanks and his pregnant wife Samantha Bryant, Barbara Walters, Larry David and others.
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While Tom Hanks has found much success with World War II-themed projects, namely "Saving Private Ryan," he says it is currently different to try to make films based on the recent and current U.S.-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Speaking to ABC News' Bob Woodruff in an interview for the network's "Standing Up For Heroes" project, the Oscar-winning actor said that war films require a period of "distillation," or adequate time for people working on it to process the material, before they can be produced.
The cast of "Cloud Atlas" underwent extensive makeup and costume changes to play several characters in the film and Tom Hanks said that he did not recognize co-star Halle Berry as one of her character, instead mistaking her for a day player.
"There was this new white lady that was sitting there [in the trailer] getting [her makeup] done. And we had had a couple of day players come in, you know, and come in and go out and blah blah blah and then there's another one," Hanks told OTRC.com about the mix up during a recent interview with Halle Berry. "[I said] 'Hey, how are you?' And I sat down and then I hear Halle say, 'Well, hello Tom.' I said, 'Oh my god, that was Halle!'"
Jim Sturgess told OTRC.com that filming "Cloud Atlas" had a huge impact on his life.
"The film really affected me. It sort of changed my life. It was such a big experience, do you know what I mean? And I met so many amazing people while we made the film and I'm going to be so sad to let it go, once the film is given to the people," Sturgess told OTRC.com host Rachel Smith at the film's Los Angeles premiere on October 24. "But yeah, it certainly starts making you think about your time on this planet and every action that you make and the reason that you write a song or paint a picture - whatever you put out there doesn't disappear. It kind of lives on."
Tom Hanks and Halle Berry play 6 characters each from different times in the new sci-fi and adventure movie "Cloud Atlas." Among Berry's roles - a Korean man and a white woman.
Check out photos of the two as well as of co-stars such as Hugh Grant and Jim Broadbent from the Warner Bros. Pictures film, which was directed by Tom Tykwer and Andy and Lana Wachowski of 'The Matrix' trilogy. The movie is set for release on Oct. 26, 2012.
Tom Hanks made a memorable appearance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on Tuesday, October 23.
The actor performed a slam poem about the late 1980s / 1990s sitcom "Full House" while donning a black turtle neck sweater. A mustachioed Hanks quoted the sitcom's catch phrases, referenced Kimmy Gibbler and the special guest appearance by the Beach Boys that happened during the show's run from 1987 to 1995.
Tom Hanks brought a little drama to ABC's "Good Morning America" on Friday, October 19, when he uttered an expletive during a live interview.
The 56-year-old Oscar winner, known for a slew of family-friendly hit films such as "Big" and "Forrest Gump," said the "F-word" while talking to guest co-host Elizabeth Vargus about his newest movie, "Cloud Atlas." Both immediately apologized afterwards on the air.
Tom Hanks has signed on to make his Broadway debut in Nora Ephron's "Lucky Guy."
The 59-year-old actor was in talks for the role when Ephron died in June. "Lucky Guy" follows the career of Mike McAlary, a controversial tabloid reporter who rose to fame writing for the New York Daily News and The New York Post in the 1980's.
Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman and Owen Wilson are the latest celebrities named as presenters for the 2012 Academy Awards. The ceremony is set to feature more than 30 of them and will air on Sunday, February 26 on ABC.Check out a list of the presenters listed alphabetically by first name below.
Throughout this Oscar season, we are looking back at some of the great moments in Academy Awards history. At the 66th Academy Awards in 1994, Tom Hanks won his first Oscar for his role in "Philadelphia" as Andrew Beckett, a gay lawyer who sues his former law firm for discrimination once it comes to light that he has AIDS.
During his acceptance speech, Hanks thanked his high school drama teacher Rawley Farnsworth and former classmate John Gilkerson.
Tom Hanks mourned the loss of his dog Monty recently, which he called the "finest dog ever."
The actor, who recently starred in the post-9/11 drama "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close," wrote on his WhoSay page Thursday that his dog passed away.