Tom Hanks

  • Tom Hanks has turned his lifestyle around, says wife Rita Wilson 15-04-2014 08:22 AM

    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...
  • Meg Ryan turns director with 'Ithaca' 01-02-2014 01:06 PM

    London: Actress Meg Ryan will make her directorial debut with 'Ithaca', where she will star alongside her son Jack Quaid. The 52-year-old 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...
  • The surprise Oscar snubs of 2014: 'The Butler', Tom Hanks, Woody Allen, Spike Jonze 17-01-2014 12:10 PM

    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 two-time Oscar winner, was looking...
  • BAFTA 2014: The complete list of nominees 09-01-2014 09:44 AM

    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...
  • Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks honoured at Palm Springs Film Festival 06-01-2014 05:59 PM

    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...
  • 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards: List of nominees 12-12-2013 11:59 AM

    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';...
  • What makes Tom Hanks a fan of 'Doctor Who' 08-12-2013 03:06 PM

    London: Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks admits he is a fan of science-fiction television programme 'Doctor Who'. The 'Saving Mr Banks' actor first watched the long-running 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...
  • Syrian man stranded at Dubai airport for 16 days 25-10-2013 01:06 PM

    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...
  • Oscars 2014: 7 films to watch out for 23-10-2013 10:35 AM

    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 19-10-2013 11:38 AM

    Los Angeles: Hollywood actor Tom Hanks has never slipped into a superhero cloak, but he does want to don one such role. The 57-year-old 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...
  • 'Captain Phillips' review: An edge-of-the-seat film you can't miss 18-10-2013 09:03 PM

    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...
  • Diabetes would affect my future roles: Tom Hanks 10-10-2013 04:13 PM

    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 57-year-old actor, who has been dealing with high blood pressure since the age of 36, recently revealed he has been diagnosed with Type...
  • Playing a real person huge responsibility: Tom Hanks 07-10-2013 04:40 PM

    Los Angeles: Oscar-winner 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 04-10-2013 01:15 PM

    Los Angeles: Actor Tom Hanks says he is not fond of watching his own movies. The 57-year-old 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...
  • Tom Hanks supports Zac Efron's rehab stint 02-10-2013 04:32 PM

    Los Angeles: Tom Hanks has applauded his 'Parkland' co-star 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...
  • 'Captain Phillips' trailer: Tom Hanks fights Somali pirates 09-05-2013 02:28 PM

    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. ...
  • Walt Disney's role a real challenge: Tom Hanks 16-11-2012 11:55 AM

    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 30-10-2012 05:30 PM

    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 30-10-2012 10:34 AM

    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...
  • 'Argo' finally tops box office with $12.4 million 29-10-2012 11:25 AM

    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 real-life rescue of six U.S. embassy workers during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, made nearly $12.4 million this...
  • 'Cloud Atlas' is cinematic literature: Tom Hanks 28-10-2012 02:54 PM

    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 self-serious 27-10-2012 12:53 PM

    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, pseudo-intellectual, self-indulgent slog through some notions that are really...
  • NASA questions Apollo 13 cmdr's right to sell list 07-01-2012 08:51 AM

    Miami: NASA is questioning whether Apollo 13 commander James Lovell has the right to sell a 70-page checklist from the flight that includes his handwritten calculations crucial in guiding the damaged spacecraft back to Earth. The document was sold by Heritage Auctions in November for more than USD 388,000, some...
  • 'Forrest Gump' preserved in US film registry 28-12-2011 11:39 AM

    Washington: Forrest Gump's oft-imitated line, "My momma always said, Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get" will be immortalized among the nation's treasures in the world's largest archive of film, TV and sound recordings. The Library of Congress on Wednesday announced that 1994's...
  • Tom Hanks to star in World War II drama 29-11-2011 01:28 PM

    Los Angeles: Hollywood star Tom Hanks is producing a World War II drama based on Erik Larson's book, which is set in the world of Hitler's Germany. Universal studio and Hanks' Playtone have bought the rights of Larson's non-fiction best-seller 'In the Garden of Beasts' to produce. Hanks is also...
  • Businesses look to cash in on 'Carmageddon' 14-07-2011 01:08 PM

    Los Angeles: Business owners touted promotions Wednesday aimed at cashing in on the upcoming closure of part of heavily traveled Interstate 405, while city officials sought to assure the public that they were ready for the effects of a possible traffic nightmare during what's being dubbed "Carmageddon" in freeway-dependent Southern...
  • Hanks multi-tasking is pretty impressive: Julia 11-07-2011 01:52 PM

    Los Angeles: They last appeared together in 2007 film Charlie Wilson's War and now Julia Roberts has teamed up with Tom Hanks again in his directorial venture Larry Crowne, and she is all praise for his multi-tasking abilities. "Tom gives 100 percent in every department all day long. He's happy....
  • Hollywood Royalty meets British Royalty 10-07-2011 07:56 PM

    Los Angeles: Quoting from "The King's Speech," the Oscar-winning movie about his great-grandfather, Prince William projected his royal voice on Saturday to woo the Hollywood power crowd in a bid with wife Kate to promote young British talent. He in black tie, she in a pleated lavender Alexander McQueen gown,...
  • Tom Hanks' movie explores college at 50! 29-06-2011 01:14 PM

    London: Actor Tom Hanks says he wrote his new movie Larry Crowne because he wanted to explore the way a man's life can change after returning to education. Hanks, 54, has directed, acted and co-written Larry Crowne, the story about a man who suffers a crisis when he loses a...