When Tom Hanks took to the stage at the Golden Globes stage last week, speaking through tears as he poured his heart out to his family in the front row, we were reminded of something we hadn’t thought about in a little while:
Tom Hanks is a bloody great human.
But… actually. In the complicated place that is Hollywood, Tom Hanks is a ray of sunshine.
And it’s not just us who feel this way. No, if you delve into the Twitter-sphere, film critic-sphere, fellow actors-sphere – they’ll all back up that claim.
“A man is blessed to have a family sitting down front like that. A wife who is fantastic in every way, who has taught me what love is. Five kids who are braver and stronger and wiser than their old man is. I can’t tell you how much your life means to me,” Hanks said in his Globes speech, after receiving the Cecil.B DeMille lifetime achievement award.
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Hanks has been winning Globes since 1989. But out on that stage, it was like his first time. He was unbridled, raw, appreciative and to be honest – it was like watching our Dad cry. It was all too much.
A lot of us have grown up with Hanks on our TV screens. From Big, to Forrest Gump and Saving Private Ryan, to Cast Away and Toy Story.
Hanks is one of those actors whose career transcends the decades, but it’s not just his work that’s impressive.
Let’s start with his social media profiles, shall we? On there he’s just your average ‘kewl’ dad.
His Instagram is mainly full of pictures of lost gloves and shoes, and awkwardly framed selfies with people/things/posters.
If you stumbled across him, and didn’t glance at the six-million-follower-thing, you’d probably mistake him as Terry from the ‘burbs whose kids set him up on the internets. It’s the best.
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