TOM HANKS

  • Actor Tom Hanks to publish collection of stories November 4, 2014

    New York: Actor Tom Hanks will publish a book of stories linked to his collection of typewriters, publisher Alfred A. Knopf said on Monday. The book, which will include photographs, is still untitled and no publication date has been set. "I've been collecting typewriters for no particular reason since 1978 - both...
  • Tom Hanks recreates the nostalgia of the typewriter with the Hanx Writer iPad app August 26, 2014

    Toronto: A new app for the iPad aims to recreate the nostalgic sense of typing on a manual typewriter, but ramped up to meet the demands of digitalage word processing. The brainchild of Oscarwinning actor and collector of vintage typewriters Tom Hanks, the app, perhaps aptly called Hanx Writer, replicates the...
  • Tom Hanks in Egypt to film 'Hologram for the King' July 20, 2014

    Cairo: Hollywood star Tom Hanks has started shooting portions of his new film "A Hologram for the King" in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of Hurghada, the country's state news agency reported Saturday. Hanks arrived Friday in Egypt and told the local independent daily newspaper AlMasry AlYoum that it was his...
  • Tom Hanks starrer 'Forrest Gump' to be rereleased on its 20th anniversary June 7, 2014

    Los Angeles: The heartwarming 1994 epic starring 'Forrest Gump' is all set to hit theatres again to coincide with its 20th anniversary. Paramount is rereleasing the 1994 best picture Oscar winner, directed by Robert Zemeckis in Imax theatres on September 5, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The film was originally released...
  • Tom Hanks has turned his lifestyle around, says wife Rita Wilson April 15, 2014

    London: Hollywood star Tom Hanks has turned his lifestyle around following his diabetes diagnosis last year, according to his wife Rita Wilson. The 57-year-old actor, who has been dealing with high blood pressure since the age of 36, revealed last year that he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, a lifelong...
  • Meg Ryan turns director with 'Ithaca' February 1, 2014

    London: Actress Meg Ryan will make her directorial debut with 'Ithaca', where she will star alongside her son Jack Quaid. The 52yearold actress said she is excited to make her foray in direction with the an adaptation of William Saroyan 1943 novel 'The Human Comedy', reported Contactmusic. "'Ithaca' is a deceptively simple...
  • The surprise Oscar snubs of 2014: 'The Butler', Tom Hanks, Woody Allen, Spike Jonze January 17, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'American Hustle' and 'Gravity' were the big scorers with 10 total nods each at the Oscar nominations this year but Lee Daniels' much acclaiamed 'The Butler' failed to find a place in the coveted list of the 86th Academy Awards. Tom Hanks, a twotime Oscar winner, was looking to...
  • BAFTA 2014: The complete list of nominees January 9, 2014

    British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the nominations on Wednesday and Sandra Bullock starrer 'Gravity' has received the maximum nominations followed by '12 Years a Slave'. Here is the complete list of nominees. Best Film 12 Years a Slave American Hustle Captain Phillips Gravity Philomena Outstanding British Film Gravity Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Philomena Rush Saving Mr. Banks The Selfish Giant Outstanding...
  • Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks honoured at Palm Springs Film Festival January 6, 2014

    Los Angeles: Hollywood stars Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks were honoured at the 2014 edition of Palm Springs Film Festival. A number of Hollywood stars attended the gala on January 4 at the convention center in Palm Springs, California, reported Variety. Bullock, 49, who was praised for her role in...
  • 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards: List of nominees December 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Nominees for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards announced Wednesday: Movies: Actor: Bruce Dern, 'Nebraska'; Chiwetel Ejiofor, '12 Years a Slave'; Tom Hanks, 'Captain Phillips'; Matthew McConaughey, 'Dallas Buyers Club'; Forest Whitaker, 'Lee Daniels' The Butler.' Actress: Cate Blanchett, 'Blue Jasmine'; Sandra Bullock, 'Gravity'; Judi Dench 'Philomena'; Meryl Streep, 'August:...
  • What makes Tom Hanks a fan of 'Doctor Who' December 8, 2013

    London: Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks admits he is a fan of sciencefiction television programme 'Doctor Who'. The 'Saving Mr Banks' actor first watched the longrunning BBC series in California in the 60s, reported Contactmusic. "We got our first colour TV in 1968, and in California that meant meant all these extra...
  • Syrian man stranded at Dubai airport for 16 days October 25, 2013

    A Syrian man has been stranded at Dubai airport for 16 days in a case with echoes of the Tom Hanks film "The Terminal". Wasfi Tayseer Jarad has been stuck at the airport's Terminal 2 since being freed from prison after serving time for a drugs conviction and issued with a...
  • Oscars 2014: 7 films to watch out for October 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Academy Awards 2014 ceremony is scheduled to take place in the first week of March, next year. Though it's a bit early but there have been films which have showcased the calibre of fighting it to the last point. We have compiled a list of seven such...
  • Give me superhero roles, says Tom Hanks October 19, 2013

    Los Angeles: Hollywood actor Tom Hanks has never slipped into a superhero cloak, but he does want to don one such role. The 57yearold rues nobody has asked him to play such a role so far, reports huffingtonpost.com. During an interview with new webiste Showbiz 411, when a fan asked why...
  • 'Captain Phillips' review: An edgeoftheseat film you can't miss October 18, 2013

    Cast: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Catherine Keener Director: Paul Greengrass Like in United 93, director Paul Greengrass' gripping chronicle of events on board the hijacked 9/11 flight that crashed in Pennsylvania, there's an unmistakable sense of urgency that runs through every frame of Captain Phillips. A harrowing account of the 2009 storming...
  • Diabetes would affect my future roles: Tom Hanks October 10, 2013

    London: Hollywood star Tom Hanks thinks gaining or losing weight for his future movie roles would be difficult now that he has been diagnosed with diabetes. The 57yearold actor, who has been dealing with high blood pressure since the age of 36, recently revealed he has been diagnosed with Type 2...
  • Playing a real person huge responsibility: Tom Hanks October 7, 2013

    Los Angeles: Oscarwinner Tom Hanks, who plays the role of captain Richard Phillips in his upcoming movie of the same name, feels that doing the role of a real person comes with special responsibility. "I think it's important not to redefine somebody's motivations. (In a movie) you have to have...
  • Tom Hanks doesn't watch his own movies October 4, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actor Tom Hanks says he is not fond of watching his own movies. The 57yearold actor has worked in hit movies like 'Forest Gump', 'Splash', 'Catch Me If You Can' and 'The Green Mile'. But he feels watching one's own movies again and again is 'madness'. "Oh, I don't...
  • Tom Hanks supports Zac Efron's rehab stint October 2, 2013

    Los Angeles: Tom Hanks has applauded his 'Parkland' costar Zac Efron for seeking help for his substance problem. Hanks called Efron's effort in seeking treatment a 'courageous step to take', reported E! News. "I'm not hip about (efron's problem) but I think anybody who says, 'Hey, maybe I should go work...
  • 'Captain Phillips' trailer: Tom Hanks fights Somali pirates May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The international trailer of 'Captain Phillips' has been released. Directed by Paul Greengrass, the film stars Tom Hanks and Catherine Keener in the lead roles. The film is scheduled to be released on October 11, 2013. ...
  • China censors cut 40 minutes 'Cloud Atlas' January 24, 2013

    Beijing: Censors in China have reportedly edited out 40 minutes of content from the scifi epic 'Cloud Atlas' before its release next week, cutting the film to just 137 for its mainland version. The original film, based on the novel of the same name, spanned 172minutes long for European and American...
  • Walt Disney's role a real challenge: Tom Hanks November 16, 2012

    Los Angeles: Tom Hanks was concerned about accepting the role of iconic animator Walt Disney in new film 'Saving Mr Banks' because he feared he would not be able to do the movie with justice. Disney, the founder of the animated studio, spent 14 years trying to persuade 'Mary Poppins'...
  • 'Argo' rules the box office in its third week October 30, 2012

    Los Angeles: The Warner Bros. thriller, directed by and starring Ben Affleck, had been sitting at No. 2 the past two weeks. It made just over $12 million this past weekend for a total of $60.5 million, according to final studio figures Monday. 'Cloud Atlas' actually had a slightly better...
  • Emma Thompson to play 'Mary Poppins' writer October 30, 2012

    London: Emma Thompson is all set to give Tom Hanks a tough time in Walt Disney's biopic 'Saving Mr Banks'. Thompson, 53, is playing the role of 'Mary Poppins' author P L Travers in the film, which is currently being shot while Hanks plays Walt Disney. The actress wore her hair in...
  • 'Argo' finally tops box office with $12.4 million October 29, 2012

    Los Angeles: It took three weeks, but 'Argo' finally found its way to the top of the box office. The Warner Bros. thriller from director and star Ben Affleck, inspired by the reallife rescue of six U.S. embassy workers during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, made nearly $12.4 million this weekend,...
  • 'Cloud Atlas' is cinematic literature: Tom Hanks October 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Hollywood's versatile actor Tom Hanks, who plays six different characters in 'Cloud Altas', terms the film 'cinematic literature'. He also admits that making the transition from one character to another was a challenge for him. The story of the film, which released Friday, spans 500 years and explores...
  • 'Cloud Atlas' Review: It's laughably selfserious October 27, 2012

    Maybe if you're 20 years old and high in your dorm room with your friends, the platitudes presented in 'Cloud Atlas' might seem profound. Anyone else in his or her right mind should recognize it for what it is: a bloated, pseudointellectual, selfindulgent slog through some notions that are really...
  • Friday releases: 'Cloud Atlas', 'Ted' October 26, 2012

    This week two Hollywood films hit theatres including Tom Hanks starrer 'Cloud Atlas' and Mark Wahlberg's 'Ted'. Inspired by the novel of the same name, 'Cloud Atlas' stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant and Susan Sarandon. Based on the premise of action and reaction, the film explores how individual...
  • I admire Aamir Khan's work for society: Tom Hanks October 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Hollywood star Tom Hanks read about Bollywood actor Aamir Khan's work for the Indian society, and is mightily impressed. He says "giving back" (to the society) is tough. Hanks, whose new film 'Cloud Atlas' is releasing in Indian theatres on October 26, read about Aamir in the September 10...