Ten fun facts about Tom Hanks


Fact 1
Entertainment Weekly magazine once declared that Tom Hanks is the only living actor that is actually worthy of making the amount of money that he earns for acting in any film that he is in.

Fact 2
While attempting to gain weight for his role in “A League of Their Own”, he stopped by and ate at an ice-cream shop that was by his house nearly every day.

Fact 3
In another film “Philadelphia”, he had to lose 30 pounds to play the role of a man dying of AIDS..


Fact 4
In 1996 Tom Hanks turned down the lead role in “Jerry Maguire.” This role was then taken by Tom Cruise.

Fact 5
During his acceptance speech after winning the Oscar for “Philadelphia” Tom Hanks accidently “outed” a school teacher who had inspired him as being gay.

Fact 6
The Cleveland Indians are his favorite baseball team.

Fact 7
Director Steven Spielberg originally considered Tom Hanks for the part of Peter Pan in the film “Hook.”

Fact 8
Before becoming famous, he once worked as a bellman at a hotel. He even once carried Cher’s and Sidney Poitier’s bags to their rooms.

Fact 9
Tom Hanks once revealed that his favorite film is 1968’s “2001: A Space Odyssey.” He is a huge fan of Stanley Kubrick.

Fact 10
As a hobby Tom Hanks collects typewriters from all over the world. He reportedly has over 80 different typewriters in his collection.


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