Tom Hanks pops up on Reddit, comments on 13 random threads

Just Tom Hanks, cruising some Reddit subs.

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Tom Hanks has been an enthusiastic respondent in Reddit AMAs in the past, but over the last year has remained silent on the site.

That was until today, when out of nowhere he started discussing True Detective, Pop Tarts, Godzilla and Soviet history.

There wasn’t a huge amount to glean film-wise (bar the interesting nugget on Additional Dialog Replacement), it was just a nice little insight into the mind of Tom Hanks on a Monday afternoon.

This was his brief flurry of responses:

What is the best quote you have ever heard?

[–]Tom_Hanks_ 17 hours ago 

"Throw deep, baby" Kenny Stabler. Oakland Raiders

What's your favorite theme song from a TV show?

[–]Tom_Hanks_ 17 hours ago 

From the first season of True Detective:The Handsome Family. I can't get it out of my soul!

[Serious] When you feel that tickle in your throat and know a sore throat is imminent, what do you do?

[–]Tom_Hanks_ 17 hours ago 

Cancel tomorrow. Get in bed. Sleep at least ten hours.

What is a luxury item, under $150, that would fill a hole in my life I never knew I had?

[–]Tom_Hanks_ 17 hours ago 

A typewriter in good working order.

What would be the most underwhelming announcement that NASA scientists make on Monday concerning Mars?

[–]Tom_Hanks_  17 hours ago 

No one there!

Reddit, what is the scariest or weirdest six-word story you can make up?

[–]Tom_Hanks_ 17 hours ago 

Godzilla is angry. Not at me.

What is the biggest scam we have accepted and just go with?

[–]Tom_Hanks_ 17 hours ago 

Again:Reality TV

What massively popular thing do you predict will be gone in ten years?

[–]Tom_Hanks_ 117 hours ago 

Please: Reality TV.

What do you think is the scariest single moment in any movie?

[–]Tom_Hanks_ 18 hours ago 

Alien. The eggs open, and there is something squirming around in there. I have never allowed myself to see what happens next.

What is a little-known fact about your job? [serious]

[–]Tom_Hanks_ 18 hours ago 

Looping AKA ADR. Additional Dialog Replacement. Long after shooting, you have to show up at a recording studio and replace, one by one, the lines that have been marred by the editing process or were unusable in the first place, by airplanes or lawn mowers or bad mics. Sometimes, the lines are changed by the director. You must take the time to pace out the line, match the pitch of your voice and recreate the emotion of the scene, all this months after the fact. A single line can take 2 hours to get right. For me, I have to put in about 3 days of ADR/Looping on every movie..

What are the best books on Soviet History?

[–]Tom_Hanks_ 18 hours ago 

Lenin's Tomb by David Remnick of The New Yorker. Hands down. It's from a verifiable period of USSR history. Much of the very early stuff was/is fraught with propaganda...

What is something you thought was awesome as a teenager, but now as an adult think is totally ridiculous?

[–]Tom_Hanks_ 18 hours ago 

Pop Tarts.

What's your favorite movie starring a well known actor that doesn't usually come up when talking about their careers?

[–]Tom_Hanks_ 18 hours ago 

Look, I'd go back to That Thing You Do! -- as I think pound for pound it's as accurate a film as any I've been in.