Hanks has been married to actress Rita Wilson for 27 years
Not the 'only sherriff in this town' after all, then
Tom Hanks cemented his place as one of Hollywood’s most upstanding actors when he went out of his way to make sure a university student who misplaced her ID wouldn’t have to fork out to replace it.
The 25-year-old has been frank about addiction in a series of videos published to Instagram
It is thought the condition could be linked to the dramatic weight gain and loss the actor has undergone throughout his career
William Anders and Jim Lovell - who were immortalised in Apollo 13 - among the first to orbit the Moon in 1968
Southall doesn't see what 30-year-old Barton could add to the squad and would rather the club sign a younger player with more potential
His best-selling novels illuminate the shadowy organisations that supposedly run the world. But Dan Brown was “honoured” to receive an invitation to join the Freemasons, the arcane fraternity whose tentacles are said to extend into the highest echelons of power.
Apart from the mostly-forgotten musical Nine, the last most of us saw of Daniel Day-Lewis was him screaming "I. Drink. Your. Milkshake!" into Paul Dano's face. The Oscar-winner's next role is something of a departure from oil prospector Daniel Plainview – he's the star of Steven Spielberg's forthcoming Lincoln (out 25 January), a biopic of Abraham Lincoln's battle to end slavery.
Hollywood actor Tom Hanks will make his debut on Broadway playing a tabloid journalist in the play Lucky Guy.
Extremely long and in need of a good slap
Nasa is investigating whether the Apollo 13 commander, James Lovell, has the right to sell a checklist from the flight that includes his handwritten calculations crucial in guiding the damaged spacecraft back to Earth.
Major Dick Winters would have been just another decorated Second World War veteran had the historian Stephen Ambrose not met him at a reunion in 1988. Ambrose recounted the exploits of Winters and his men in the 1992 bestseller Band Of Brothers, which became a successful television mini-series produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, with the British actor Damian Lewis starring as Winters. He discounted his own heroism as being typical rather than unusual, but as commander of a company, and later a battalion, of paratroopers in the American 101st Airborne Division, known as the Screaming Eagles, Winters and his men were key players in some of the most crucial and heavily mythologised battles of the war: D-Day, Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge. Each time, Winters led from the front while making crucial tactical decisions that achieved their objectives against sometimes overwhelming odds. And when fighting ended in Europe they had just captured Berchtesgarden, Hitler's mountain retreat.
Tom Hanks has become a grandfather for the first time.
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Kathryn Bigelow's first film since winning an Oscar and widespread critical acclaim for The Hurt Locker was always bound to be a big deal. Yesterday anticipation crept up a notch, with the announcement that the Hollywood heavyweight Tom Hanks is to set to be her leading man.